What am I going to do?

I think I may be pregnant how do I tell my parents? If you haven’t told them do it now! It won’t be easy; they will certainly e hurt, disappointed and possibly angry, but they have to know.

There are people who are on your side and willing to help you make the right decisions. You may think if I ignore the possibility it may go away. You first need to take responsibility and not blame it on someone else. It takes two so you have to take your part of the blame.

After the initial shock most people will be supportive. They will help you regardless of your decision.

You have options and everyone will have their own opinion but its up to you to get the most honest facts and then make the decision that is best for you and your baby. You need to investigate your options. Once you have done that then you can honestly say I have done my homework and this is what I believe is right for me. You must be open-minded and ready to explore everything and not just make your decision based upon other peoples feelings or even your feelings in the beginning. Remember, feelings are fickle and tend to change.

You have three options: Parent, Adoption or abortion. Te choice is not easy regardless of what you decide. You must gather all the information that you can find and use that wisdom as you look into the options.. It takes courage but you need to make the right decision.

From the time of conception your baby is a living person. By the time you find out you are pregnant, your baby has a beating heart, a brain, and the beginning of arms and legs. You have to make a decision based unpon whats best for the baby and you.

Do a reality check: Take a good thorough look at your situation: Where are you living, can I stay there? Who is my support team? Can I receive financial help with my decision? What are my plans for the next few years? List any other questions, fears or specific needs you may think of.

Feeling overwhelmed? Take a deep breath, relax and make a phone call..731-642-0600. We can help you navigate through this crisis. Our services are free and totally confidential. You don’t have to make your decision on your own and we will be there for you regardless of the decision you make.

Teen sexual health

During your teen years you will go through puberty and become sexually mature. This doesn’t mean that you’re responsible enough or mature enough to have sex. If you’re a girl you’ll go through several changes, you begin to develop breast, grown pubic hair, and start your period. If you’re a boy, you will grow pubic hair, your penis and testicles will begin to grow larger. If you have sex, if you’re a girl, you could become pregnant. If you have been put on birth control that doesn’t always prevent pregnancy. If you’re a boy and you have sex you could get someone pregnant. You are not mature enough to deal with all the physical, emotional or spiritual effects of such behavior. But, whether you choose to have sex or not, it’s a very good idea to know how sex affects your health. Besides pregnancy, having sex puts you at risk of getting sexually transmitted diseases such as chlamydia, HPV or HIV/AIDS.

I’m not trying to use scare tactics but you need to know that the only way not to get pregnant or an STD is to not have sex. You need to get all the facts and really think about the consequences before you choose to yield to your temptations. Sex is not something to play with, it’s like playing with fire and can leave you scared.

Think you could be pregnant?

Have you noticed that your monthly period is late or it seems shorter or different from usual, it could mean you’re pregnant. There are several early symptoms you can check for: sore breast, cramps and backache, implantation bleeding or spotting, being tired more than usual, darker looking nipples, nausea and vomiting, bloating, going to the bathroom more often, cravings, headaches, constipation, mood swings, higher temperature in the morning, nose dripping, congested or bleeding. These can all be early signs especially if you are experiencing several of these together.

Ill never forget with my second pregnancy I thought I had the flu. The entire pregnancy was so different than the first. At delivery time I never had contractions again I thought I had come down with the flu again. Don’t take a chance. Get your free pregnancy test and a possible ultrasound depending on if the test is positive and how far along you are. It’ll either positive or negative but you need peace of mind. Let us help you. Call 731-642-0600.

What do you need when you have a crisis pregnancy?

When faced with a crisis pregnancy and you dont know know what to do; you need trustworthiness, a good listener, non-manipulative, accepting, truthful,person without an agenda who keeps confidence and will not judge your circumstance.You need someone who is genuine and not trying to be someone they are not, a person of integrity; You need someone who is accepting and can show you unconditional love regardless of your past decision or your choices. You need someone who has a servants heart and is truly willing to help you; give you correct information, support you and let you make an informed decision. You need instruction for possible solutions.

Our goal at Tomorrow’s Hope is all the things you need. We aim to reach out and offer hurting people our full attention, give you honest answers and factual information so you can make an informed decision. It’s not about our agenda but about whats best for you.

You are seeking pregnancy confirmation and we are hear to give you just that and to help you with what you  need to  do next,  not force you into making a hasty decision that you’ll regret down the road.

Crisis Pregnancy

Every crisis pregnancy is unique. Yet there are always certain emotions that seem to be common. Emotions such as fear, desperation, anger, loneliness, unbelief, abandonment…….Stop tack a breath and talk to someone who is not in the middle of the situation who can be objective and give you clear advice and choices that you can think about. You don’t have to make a decision today.

There be some positive feelings hidden there as well but not as freely coming to the surface…….joy, excitement.

The definition of a crisis is one in which someone feels they can’t deal with what is happening. Its what happens within a person. Its not external. It’s what takes place as a response to what is happening. During crisis we go through the same steps that we go through when we are grieving.

1. Anger 2. Denial 3. Bargaining 4. Depression 5. Acceptance

It doesn’t have to be big, but we make it bigger by trying to make quick decisions. Remember the decision you make will last you a lifetime.

At the clinic we give you the time you need to make an informed decision and we are there to encourage and support you once you make a decision. Its not our decision to make.

Are you experiencing a crisis? Call us and let us help

 

 

An unexpected pregnancy

An unexpected pregnancy can bring a lot of changes, and a lot of up and down emotions all within moments of getting a positive pregnancy test. It can also bring on a lot of undue stress and pressure from people around us trying to give us well intended advice. There’s options to consider but we don’t have to make an immediate decision. There is time.

Before you make any life changing decisions you  need all the facts without pressure, preaching or more guilt. You need solid information from a trusted source that is not directly involved. You need to be able to make a sound decision on what to do next.

Stop, take a long deep breath and just breathe.Take a moment to realize that you’re not the first woman to face this issue. There’s a lot of help out there for you from women who’ve been there…..and from people who care about you, will give you unbiased information and who will support you through whatever decision that you make. It’s your future not anyone else’s.

Broken people

It is not the healthy that seek a Doctor but those that are sick physically or emotionally. Everyone on this earth has dealt with some kind of hang-up, hurt or bad habit in some form or fashion as a member of the human raise. None of us are immune. Some of these things we bring on ourselves and some of our hurts are caused by others. Happiness and joy is possible but we each have to choose to attack the issue head on and make some changes. We have to learn to take responsibility for our choices and choose to respond accordingly in order to fix things.We all need fellowship and accountability.  If you are ready to make some healthy choices and begin to heal from some of the past choices then you have come to the right place. We would love to be able to help you, whether its from an addiction, post-abortion trauma, domestic violence,abuse, depression, sexual addiction, infertility. Tomorrow Hope is here t help you. We offer non-judgemental compassion and unconditional love.  731-642-0600

Let Freedom Ring

As we approach the 4th of July and thank the men and women who have fought for that freedom, may we also remember that our ultimate freedom was provided on the cross at Calvary by Jesus Christ.

The 4th is a great day to celebrate with family and friends, eat good food, shoot some firecrackers and relax! Be safe!

Thank you to all who have served our country and their families. We, at THPMC, are truly grateful for your sacrifice. May God richly bless you for your willingness to lay your life on the line for others!

John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this,that a man lay down his life for his friends.

In His Love,

Jennifer

Calling all Pro Life Supporters

chooselifetn.org

When looking for ways to  support the work at THPMC, chooselifetn.org is an excellent way to financially support the clinic as well as show others wherever you travel that you are a supporter.

As you travel in your hometown or out of town, your “Choose Life Plate” will tell the world that you support the sanctity of human life. You are a PRO LIFE supporter.

You can login to the web address above for more information or get more info at your local County Clerk office.

With each purchase THPMC will receive a portion of the proceeds.

Please consider this when you are ready to renew your tags!

We would love see many more “Choose Life Plates” around Henry County!

Blessings,

Jennifer