5 Steps to Conquering Your Fear in an Unplanned Pregnancy

An unplanned pregnancy can feel like a fun surprise or a fearful shock, depending on your situation. If you find yourself scared about your pregnancy, you’re not alone. Many women fear things like: A partner’s reaction What friends and family will say Taking care of a baby Changing their plans for school or career Making […]

Control What You Can: How to Act When Life Spins Out of Control

We all like to think we are in control of our lives. And, to some extent, we are. But sometimes life hits us like an enormous wave, throwing us in a direction we never intended to go. An unexpected pregnancy, for instance, can drag us into a whirlpool, spinning out of control. Panic ensues. That’s […]

Pregnant? Yes There is Hope for You

Hope is like a beckoning light on a dark day—it’s what gives us to courage to keep pushing forward against life’s obstacles. But sometimes obstacles—like an unexpected pregnancy—loom so large that they block the light of hope. We grow fearful and discouraged, and we stop pursuing our dreams. We give up. Even though hope is […]

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?

When Your Daughter Tells You She’s Pregnant

The post below was written by Lauren Urrea and originally appeared at http://lknuppel.blogspot.com. Read more about Lauren at the end of this post. When I was told by the local crisis pregnancy center that I was pregnant, I was given a “goodie bag” with a variety of handouts and information packets explaining my pregnancy, pre-natal […]

A Person’s a Person: Mia’s Story

Mia* found out she was pregnant the same day she got accepted to her top-choice college. “This is really going to mess with my plans,” she thought. “After that one night at the party… now this.” She figured she would just have to get an abortion. But her friend Steph* asked her why. “Well,” Mia […]

Why We Love the Unexpected Life

Don’t you just love Easter? Here in Minnesota, buds are opening, grass is greening up, and temperatures are warming. At Choices Pregnancy Center, Easter is one of our favorite times of year. It reminds us of the power of an unexpected life. As a faith-based organization, we find in Easter a reason to celebrate the […]

Envision Your New Year: Pregnant with Possibilities

You didn’t expect to be expecting. But here you are, pregnant. An unplanned pregnancy sweeps you up in an avalanche of change. You’re tumbling downhill, hardly aware which way is up, and you’re faced with zillions of decisions. It feels impossible to think about the big picture of your life. Even when you know you […]

Adoption: You Need to Know It’s Not Just Giving Up

For decades people have described adoption with words like “giving your child up” or “putting your child up” for adoption. It’s as if they think a mother who makes an adoption plan is just abandoning her child or displaying him for sale! If you’re a pregnant woman in a difficult situation, don’t let those old-fashioned […]

Pregnant At the Crossroads: What Difference Will Your Choice Make?

At this important intersection, which way will you turn? Once you make that turn, where will that lead you? Will you find yourself on a one-way street, with no way to turn back? Or will you find yourself heading for all the things that matter most to you? If you can’t see around the corner, […]