Am I Ready to be a Parent?
So you are pregnant. Being a parent can seem overwhelming, especially if you feel like you have no one to talk to and no one to help you.
You may think:
- I am overwhelmed. I am afraid. I feel so alone.
- I want the baby, but my boyfriend/husband does not want a baby.
- My parents do not want me to have a baby.
- My family said they will not help me at all if I have a baby.
- I am afraid to be a parent.
- I am afraid we will both suffer.
- I can’t talk to anyone about being pregnant.
- None of my friends have babies.
- How can I support a child?
- How can I pay for medical expenses? I don’t have health insurance.
- How will I finish school and go to college?
- Where will I live?
There are so many things to think about, and worry and anxiety can wear you down.
Take it one step at a time. Talk to someone. You are not alone.
You have options, opportunities, and you are stronger than you think. Trained counselors and staff at Lifeline Family Center dedicate their lives to listening and loving each and every person that calls and comes in without judgement. If you need to talk to someone about anything regarding your pregnancy and parenting, call our free 24 hours help line.
(239) 772 – HOPE (4673).
“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.” – Proverb
I am a parent, and need help.
Lifeline Family Center partners with many community organizations to provide services for women in unplanned pregnancies and parents in need of assistance. If you are pregnant and in need of assistance, we can refer you to these organizations to assist you and your specific needs. Call (239) 242-7238 Monday – Friday from 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m. for assistance.