You may suspect that you are pregnant if you are experiencing certain signs and symptoms, such as:
Even if you have some or all of these symptoms, you may not be pregnant. It is perfectly normal not to have any symptoms whatsoever during the first month. Except for the fact that you have missed your period, you might not notice anything different. It is best to take a pregnancy test to determine if you are really pregnant.
If this pregnancy is unplanned, you don't have to handle this situation alone.
It's wonderful to have supportive friends and family if you are facing an unplanned pregnancy. Sometimes, however, there can be too much advice and pressure from friends and family. If you'd like to talk with someone objective who can help you think through the decisions surrounding a pregnancy, parenting, or adoption, there are professionals trained to help you in this way. Pregnancy clinics and family planning centers always have counselors or social workers who are very familiar with your situation. There are also adoption counselors who will not only help you be sure of your adoption plan, but will also be available to listen to you and support you after you have placed your child.
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