How To Handle Unplanned Pregnancy

An unplanned pregnancy can be overwhelming. First of all, it will completely change your lifestyle and shift your focus. It is also an unfamiliar experience. Many people may not know how to handle an unplanned pregnancy. It’s OK. There are steps you can take to assist you through the process. Rather than take on unplanned pregnancy alone, seek the help of professionals.

Because unplanned pregnancy comes out of nowhere, it brings another level of stress. Many women experience a range of emotions after they find out they’re pregnant. This is normal. There will be a lot of information to take in and you will have questions.

Common Emotions With Unplanned Pregnancy

  • Shock
  • Anxiety
  • Shame
  • Sadness/ Depression
  • Loneliness

Experiencing these emotions are a normal part of the process. Unplanned pregnancy depression is common and we are here to help. A period of shock is typical. After all, you found out you are pregnant. Try to take time off work, even for a day or two. This will help you adjust.
You may also feel shame for being in this situation. You should not feel shame. Adoption is a noble and brave thing. There are many loving people that will adopt your child into their family.


Adoption Alliance has resources to help you create an Adoption Plan. Experienced professionals will help you cope with the intense emotions. It’s difficult to make big decisions when you’re stressed. Adoption Alliance will help you through the process, one step at a time.

Talking With Friends

A great way to release stress is talking to family and close friends. Find friends that allow you to speak your mind without judgment. It is a relief to communicate your feelings. It allows you to feel more relaxed and focus on your adoption journey.

Seek Information

We have information and testimonials from birth mothers. They have been in your shoes and know what you are feeling. We encourage you to watch this Birth Mother Testimonial. This first-hand experience of the adoption journey will let you know you’re not alone.

Extra Support

Especially relevant is the counseling support you will receive at Adoption Alliance. You will have a counselor with you every step of the way. Since Adoption Alliance is a placement agency, we will find the best family for your baby. Furthermore, financial support is available to birth mothers. Birth mothers may receive food, maternity clothes and housing.

If you have had an unexpected pregnancy, reach out to us. We are available 24/7.

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