What Pregnancy Counseling Entails

Posted on: 12 February 2015

Finding yourself in the position of having an unplanned pregnancy is without a doubt a scary situation, no matter what your age, financial, or marital status may be.  If you are in this situation, you may feel lost, hopeless, scared, overwhelmed, and confused.  You may feel as though you have nobody to turn to, while on the other hand, you may feel like too many people are giving you their opinion on what you should do, without taking your own thoughts and feelings into consideration.  

The good news is that even though you may feel like you are alone, you are not.  Reasons like these are why pregnancy counseling exists.  Read on to learn more about what pregnancy counseling can offer you.

Explanation of Choices

When you are pregnant, you need to be extremely well educated about your different choices.  It is important to know your options, and not to let a family member or friend push you into something you don't want to do.  Pregnancy counselors will explain your different options to you in depth, help you weigh the pros and cons of each choice, and offer unbiased support regarding these different options.


If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, there will be numerous costs that you have not had time to plan for.  Obviously, the baby will need diapers, formula, etc.  You will also need things as well!  Maternity clothes, books to educate you on what is going on with your body, healthy food, etc. play an important role in taking care of your baby from the start.  Pregnancy counseling centers will often have some of these supplies on hand that they will be happy to give to you to assist with your pregnancy.

Healthcare Options

One of the most important things you can do for yourself and for your baby is to obtain proper healthcare during your pregnancy.  It is so important to visit a doctor regularly while you are pregnant in order to determine any potential problems that may arise during or after pregnancy, to monitor you and your baby's weight gain, to get you on the proper prenatal vitamins in order to assist your baby's growing body, and to prepare you for a safe and healthy delivery.  

If you do not have medical insurance, pregnancy counseling centers will be able to help you obtain proper medical care to ensure that you and your baby are healthy and well cared for.