Parenting might feel like a difficult option. Maybe you’re still in school, don’t have your partner’s support, or feel unequipped to parent.
While these are understandable concerns, the good news is that parenting is still an option! Even women who planned for their pregnancy can have worries about their ability to parent.
While parenting doesn’t come with a handbook, resources are available to help you feel prepared, regardless of age or life situation.
Wondering if parenting is right for you? Read on to learn more about what parenting might look like and things to consider.
Still In School?
The idea of parenting might feel overwhelming if you’re a student, but many schools today accommodate the needs of mothers. While every situation is unique, this might look like online classes, extended deadlines, and supportive teachers. Telling your teachers about your pregnancy early on will help you establish a plan that will lead to academic and parenting success.
Lack Of Support?
Parenting might seem impossible if you don’t have your partner’s or family’s support. But you’re not alone in this! We’re here for you every step of the way—during pregnancy and beyond. We offer free parenting classes, pregnancy and post-birth items (like clothing, diapers, and accessories), and community referrals to help you feel prepared and receive needed services.
Am I Ready?
If you’re thinking about parenting, there are many things to consider. Here are some questions that can help you get started:
- What might parenting look like in my situation?
- How can I accomplish my goals while parenting?
- What are my worries about parenting?
- If I choose to parent, what will help me feel more supported?
Even the most seasoned parents have worries about bringing a new life into the world, but talking about these with another person can help bring perspective.
We understand what you’re going through and are here to listen as you process your concerns and options.