If your pregnancy was unplanned or you're uncertain about it, you may be considering what to do next. Falling pregnant unexpectedly or having doubts is quite common but it can be experienced in different ways by different women. If you're battling with any of the following, help is available from one of 3 hotlines in Northern Ireland.
Not every woman will respond to an unplanned pregnancy in the same way. Some women may feel devastated, while others may feel indifferent, and others feel happy – or a combination of all three. There's no shame in feeling the way you do, whatever that looks like.
Finding out you're pregnant when it wasn't planned or if you're having doubts about certain aspects can put you in a difficult position. If you're not ready to tell anyone about it, you may feel alone. However, helpine counselors and volunteers are available in Northern Ireland to offer a listening ear and zero-judgment support, no matter where you are in your decision-making process.