The Importance of Counseling and Support During Your Pregnancy
Everyone needs guidance when it comes to making life-changing decisions. Having counseling and support during your pregnancy will help put your mind at ease as you begin your pregnancy journey. This statement is even more true if you are considering adoption for your unplanned pregnancy. While you are ultimately the only one who knows what is best for your baby, it is easy to get stuck in your head. This, in turn, can cause you to second guess the choices you make, resulting in an overwhelming amount of stress. However, having someone to talk to outside of yourself can aid in untangling the many thoughts running through your head. A support system provides you with a place to get feedback and provides comfort at the same time. Counseling will then expand on the foundation created by that support system, guiding you every step of the way.
While it may seem silly to utilize counseling and support if you have already chosen adoption, it is important to remember that adoption is an emotional process. During the adoption process, you will most likely find yourself experiencing a mixed range of emotions ranging from anger to joy. Counseling and support during your pregnancy will equip you to better handle these emotions when the time comes to finalize your baby’s adoption
4 Resources for Counseling and Support during Your Pregnancy
When it comes to finding counseling and support for your pregnancy, you have many options. We live in the age of technology where you can even find virtual pregnancy support. However, to make things a little easier, we have compiled a list of resources, both virtual and/or local. Adoption Choices of Arizona also has its own counseling and support services for birth parents considering adoption.
This medically reviewed website provides you with natural birthing tips, healthy eating advice, and breakdown of what happens during each trimester of your pregnancy.
This site is a magazine and an online community. Find support from other expectant women and advice on topics like prenatal care and the like.
The care you receive after pregnancy is just as important as the care you receive during your pregnancy. This page discusses the realities of postpartum depression and provides support for those experiencing it.
This page is specifically for women facing an unplanned pregnancy. In this group, you can share your story and receive advice from other women who are or have been in a similar situation.
Counseling and Support at Adoption Choices of Arizona
Adoption Choices of Arizona wants you to know that if you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, you are not alone. You have options. Our licensed staff and counselors are more than happy to talk to you about resources for your specific situation. We can help you with a wide variety of necessities including rides to medical appointments, and assistance with finding affordable housing and medical care. Adoption is a very emotional journey. Please know we are here to support you every step of the way.
For adoption resources or to begin your adoption journey, birth parents can visit us at Adoption Choices of Arizona or call or text us at 1-480-900-5520. If you are an prospective adoptive family hoping to adopt a baby, please instead, visit us here!
Meet the Author: Grace Myers is a sophomore Digital Media major at North Greenville University As a firm believer that every individual has a story to tell, and a right to be properly represented, she loves meeting new people and learning their stories.
When she’s not writing, you can find her listening to music or cuddling with her dog, Sundae.