Unexpected Pregnancy: Hard Time to be Thankful?

Thankfulness may be the last thing on your mind when you encounter an unexpected pregnancy. But gratitude may be exactly what’s needed to help you move through this experience in ways that bring you joy and hope. Don’t believe it’s possible? Read on. Why be Thankful? Research shows that when we’re stressed, gratitude can help […]

Will Adoption Be a Chapter in Your Pregnancy Story?

People like stories that sound real. Stories where good things are mixed in with the bad things. We especially like stories that start out risky or dark and end up in a happy, surprising place. These feel like stories that matter. That’s why it matters what you write into your story of unexpected pregnancy. Because […]

Feeling Stuck? Your Life Coach Can Help

Finding out you’re pregnant can reveal a whole lot of things. . . . a weakness in your romantic relationship. . . .the downside of some lifestyle choices. . . . the feeling you’re stuck in a rut. And you want out. But how can you change your life’s direction? We Get By With a […]

Will This Pregnancy Ruin My Plans?

Life is full of surprises. Pregnancy may be one of them. But pregnancy doesn’t need to ruin all your plans. Let’s talk about ways to stay on track even when pregnancy catches you by surprise. Will pregnancy make me drop out of school? No. Whether you’re in high school or college, you don’t have to […]

How to Turn Setbacks into Opportunities

How do you respond to setbacks? Do they send you into a tailspin? Do they drive you to seek easy answers—before you’ve even thought about the questions? Most of us take negative surprises like a collision with a wall. All we can think about is the pain we’re in. The mess we’re in. So we […]

Your Resilience Superpower and How to Get it

What do you do when an unintended pregnancy threatens to radically change your life? Life has thrown you a curve, and you’ve got to deal with it. In a word, you need to be resilient. Resilient people bounce back. They hit hard times and still find a good way forward. They fall down and climb […]

Building Resilient Families through Change for Life

When life hits hard like a hurricane, what does it take to stay standing? Resilience. Resilience is “the ability to recover readily from adversity.” In other words, resilient people can bounce back after trouble hits. Are You Resilient? Our community includes lots of folks who are hardy enough to bounce back after trouble. Maybe you’re […]

The Gift You’re Expecting

Have you ever gotten a Christmas gift you weren’t expecting? Maybe even one you didn’t want? An unexpected pregnancy can feel like that. It threatens to completely change your world. And this change was not what you were hoping for. But what if this pregnancy is actually a good gift?

The Abortion Pill: What You Need to Know

“Can’t I just take a pill and make this pregnancy go away?” That may be what you’ve heard. But if you’re asking this question, you’re smart enough to guess that’s not quite the whole story. Choices Pregnancy Center is not a medical clinic. But we are here to help you learn all the facts about […]

What Not to Say to Your Pregnant Teen Friend

When your friend first tells you she’s pregnant, you may not know exactly what to say. Pregnancy is a huge thing, and it’s going to change her life. But how can you figure out what you should—and should not—say to your friend? First, Listen Every pregnant person is unique, and the situation around your friend […]