The holiday season is usually a time of joy, celebration, and togetherness. But if you find yourself dealing with an unexpected pregnancy during the holidays, it might feel more like the most stressful time of the year. Navigating this situation can be difficult, especially if you’re still considering your pregnancy options. Here are a few tips to help make it a little easier.

Take Time to Yourself

The most important thing to do during this time is give yourself the time and space you need. It can be tough during the holidays to get a moment alone, but don’t be afraid to ask your partner or family for some space. You need to give yourself the chance to come to terms with your pregnancy and how you feel about it. Taking time to yourself will help you feel more emotionally prepared to deal with others and their reactions.

Remember that you don’t have to make a final decision now. It’s OK to take time to consider your options and think about your feelings. But you still need to be proactive and take that time. Nobody else is going to give it to you.

Decide Who to Trust

Visiting with family can be a fun, reminiscent time, but it can also bring about drama. When you are trying to process your own feelings surrounding your pregnancy, you need to protect yourself by staying away from the drama and deciding who you can trust with your news early on.

Of course, in some cases it might feel like you can’t trust anyone with this information. In these cases, we welcome you to come to our center to talk to a friendly, trained, and understanding counselor. All of your information and discussions are 100% confidential, so feel free to share what you need to before breaking the news to anyone else.

Do you need help, support or would you just like to talk to someone? Please contact us at Lowcountry Pregnancy Center in North Charleston, SC. Call (843) 553-3505 or request an appointment online to speak to our caring staff. All services are free and confidential.