My Pregnancy is Unplanned & I’m Scared! What Should I Do Now?

An unplanned pregnancy is a major surprise for anyone. If you’re experiencing the same, you might be stressed, anxious, and scared. You might wonder, “What can I do with this unwanted pregnancy?” Remember, you’re not alone. If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy & are scared, you still have options about what to do next. Let’s learn more about those options in this article:

You have three options in front of you.


Parenting can be a challenging and rewarding experience. It is important to consider if you are ready for the responsibilities that come with it. Are you emotionally, financially, and mentally prepared? Ask yourself if you’re ready to be a mom.


If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy & are scared choosing adoption will be the best selfless decision. You are in control of all the crucial decisions. You can select the adoptive family, determine the nature of your hospital stay, decide on post-adoption contact, and more. Adoption can be a positive solution for you and your child.


Abortion is your earliest unexpected pregnancy option. Women choose abortion for various reasons;

  • They may not be ready to parent,
  • They may be raising other children,
  • They may simply not want to be pregnant.

Depending on your age and the state you live in, there may be limitations on when and if you can obtain an abortion. If you’re considering this path, we strongly recommend contacting your doctor before you encounter any obstacles.

Tips to navigate your stress

Confirming your pregnancy

The first thing you should do after taking an at-home pregnancy is making an appointment with your doctor.

Accepting your feelings

Unplanned pregnancy will come as a huge shock. Taking your time is OK as you process your current situation.

Researching your options

Researching the options can help you decide which option is right.

Building a support system

You might feel alone now but know that people are ready to support you. You still have a support system through family, friends, professionals, etc.

Contact a licensed adoption agency

No matter which option you choose, please get in touch with a professional to learn more. Make sure that they’re offering free, trustworthy, and unbiased information.

Contact us!

We have plenty of resources for expectant mothers considering adoption at Courageous Hearts Adoptions. We want to help you be confident about your decisions and reduce stress. Call or text us at (317) 964-3365, and we’ll be happy to help you.

Positive Adoption Language Disclaimer –

We understand that using words such as “give up” or “put up” to describe adoption can be hurtful and inappropriate. However, we must include these words in our blog posts to appear in expectant moms’ Google search results. While we promote positive adoption language, many expectant moms that come to us at first do not understand what that means. Therefore, our blog posts may use the language they understand, such as “how do I give up my baby for adoption” or “how do I put up my baby for adoption,” in order to explain how to create an adoption plan for their baby.

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