How to Deal with an Unplanned Pregnancy

Pregnancy is the period of both physical and mental transformation. For most of the women, it becomes the most memorable journey of her life. Whereas for some women, it is stressful to find a positive pregnancy test. Such unplanned pregnancies disturb the balance and become a significant challenge to deal with.

How to Deal with an Unplanned Pregnancy

How to Deal with an Unplanned Pregnancyz

There are various reasons abide by, which a woman may not want to get pregnant such as:

*she may not be mentally or economically ready to take a baby’s responsibility.

*She may be concerned that because of the baby she will have to sacrifice her career or she will lose her independent lifestyle.

Whatever the reason may be this article is written to help her to deal with an unplanned pregnancy.

Deal with an unwanted pregnancy in 5 steps


Try to relax because under stress you won’t be able to take a proper decision. Try breathing exercises for a few minutes. Drink water and talk to your partner. Share your feeling and thoughts with him. Also, ask him about what he feels about it. If you do not have a partner or in the case, your partner is disrespectful to talk to your close friends.

You may also discuss your situation with your mother and sisters. However, the most important thing is to choose a person who listens to you, do not judge you, may advise you but give you space to take your decisions.

Meet your gynecologist

If you and your partner are both are unwilling to continue the pregnancy meet your gynaecologist and talk about the options.

Meet your gynecologist

Meet your gynecologist

Seek counselling

If in case the decision of you and your partner varies, it is better to seek advice. This will help you to take a proper decision. Sometimes after successful counselling you may find that it is not the pregnancy that is worrying you, but the issues in your relationship to need appropriate attention.

Meet a counsellor, even if you have already decided to avoid future regrets. The counsellor will help you to reflect on the decision and options.

If you are sure that you do not find yourself emotionally connected to the baby, but still you are continuing the pregnancy because or moral or religious reason or If you are messed up between right and wrong counselling will help you to sort out the mixed feelings you are facing.

Always remember to make a healthy family and for proper growth and development of the baby, there should be an emotional attachment with your baby.

 Do not take any decision in haste

The most important thing is not to take any decision in haste. It is possible that you may with time develop an attachment to the baby. But also remember as a mother you will be the primary caregiver for your baby. So in the end, you are the one most affected by your decisions.

 Analyse all the aspects

Unwanted and unintended pregnancies if continued have a negative impact on both physical and mental health. So if you strongly feel that it is not the right time for you to have a baby and you won’t be able to take adequate care of the baby then put your points clearly and analyse. Your partner, family members and your doctor will understand you. Still, if you feel lonely or unsupported seek professional help.

Pregnancy and having a baby is beautiful, but you also need to be well prepared physically, mentally and economically to take the responsibility of your child. At last it’s your decision that matters so deal with it wisely.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.