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Heading into the Holidays with an Unplanned Pregnancy

Family dynamics during the holidays can be stressful. Throw an unplanned pregnancy into the mix, and things may become even more complicated. If you’re looking ahead to Thanksgiving and Christmas with a bit of anxiety about sharing your news, you’re not alone. Below are 4 tips to help you feel more prepared for the holidays:

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Abortion Sidewalk

A New Path: One Woman’s Return to an Abortion Facility

Sarah spends many Saturday mornings outside the abortion facility in Greensboro. She volunteers as a Sidewalk Advocate with The Pregnancy Network. A decade ago, she visited the same abortion facility under much different circumstances. Today, she bravely visits the same sidewalk she stood on so many years before.  She’s there to show women love and

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Faith and Unplanned Pregnancy

Faith and Unplanned Pregnancy

Hannah* sat with her RN and trained peer advocate at her appointment at The Pregnancy Network. She shared how, though she was anxious about challenges ahead, her faith in Christ would get her through. She was confident in her faith, and thankful she could trust in God’s plan for her life.  After the appointment, our

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Unplanned Fatherhood

Unplanned Fatherhood

Unplanned I sat on the floor in my room, holding a positive pregnancy test. “It’s positive,” I whispered over the phone. He was silent. I held my breath. “Well.” The sound of his phone shifting from one ear to the other. “Do you hope we have a boy or a girl?” Tears streamed down my

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pregnant during pandemic

So You’re Pregnant During a Global Pandemic. Now What?

Every pregnancy, whether planned or unplanned, carries with it some degree of uncertainty and anxiety about how your life will change. With so many factors influencing your next steps—finances, education, your partner—the prospect of what’s ahead of you may seem a bit overwhelming.  Throw in a global pandemic, and it’s downright scary.  The avalanche of

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Emotions you may be feeling

5 Emotions You May Feel After Learning You’re Pregnant

If you recently learned that you’re pregnant, you may be feeling many emotions. Whether your pregnancy was planned or unplanned, the news can bring feelings of anxiety at a level you’ve never experienced before. Whether you’re delightfully surprised or rather anxious, rest assured— your emotions are valid. Here are a few intense (but totally normal)

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unplanned pregnancy

Finding Thankfulness in an Unplanned Pregnancy

“Congratulations!” the nurse said. “You can take a picture for your baby book!”  I couldn’t find the words, so I just smiled weakly and nodded. Almost mechanically, I fumbled to find my phone and snap a photo of the pregnancy test laying on the table. A positive pregnancy test. She didn’t understand. This wasn’t good

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