If your friend felt safe enough to share the news of an unexpected pregnancy with you, you are in an excellent place to support her.

As she navigates this uncharted territory, you can show up practically and emotionally to remind her that she is not alone. 

Read this article for practical steps on how you can help encourage and validate her throughout her pregnancy.

Check On Your Friend

After sharing the news with her, don’t be afraid to text her to see how she’s feeling, ask if she needs anything, or simply remind her that you’re there.

Emotionally supporting her is important, but you can also brainstorm ways to help her practically. A small gesture such as a food delivery, a gift card, or dropping off a care package on her front porch for her to find can go a long way toward making her feel loved and cared for.

Offer Your Support

While she knows you’re there for her, you can even go a step further by offering to go to appointments with her.

If she doesn’t know where to begin after a positive pregnancy test, you can start by scheduling a no-cost ultrasound at Pregnancy Options Miami.

An ultrasound will confirm the pregnancy’s gestational age (how far along you are), location (whether or not it is ectopic) as well as viability (whether it has a heartbeat and is progressing). 

1 in 4 pregnancies ends in a natural miscarriage, so an ultrasound will help her understand what her options are as she begins to make a pregnancy plan.

Whether or not she is open to someone escorting her to the ultrasound, you can also suggest an options consultation if she is unsure if she wants to pursue adoption, abortion, or parenting.

We provide a safe, supportive space for her to ask questions and learn about resources to support her during her pregnancy. Contact us today to make a no-cost, confidential appointment!

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