LOVE THEM BOTH
Being pregnant can be overwhelming, whether you’re carrying the baby or offering someone support. You may have a friend or someone in your family who’s come to you, worried and even afraid. How can you show your support and care for both the mother and her baby?
Simply, you can love them both.
It’s natural to want to offer your opinion when someone needs help. But, loving the mother and her baby does not require your making a decision for them. Instead, it’s about listening, understanding, supporting, and ultimately, loving them both.
Assure them they are not alone, and you love them both, the mother and her baby. This can be as simple as saying you are here for them and will always love them both without judgment, no matter what comes next.
It’s also important to recognize the decisions made around an unexpected pregnancy can be very complex. Physical and mental health, financial security, access to healthcare, and personal values are all important for the mother and her baby. It is important for you to encourage your loved one to explore all their options.
The most important thing to remember is you love them both, the mother and her baby. Love has no judgement and loving them both tells your loved one you care about them, no matter what.
When times are tough, you need the best resources available to bring about positive change in a world. Fortunately, Indiana is blessed with many high quality, compassionate resources that are available for you.
We encourage you to explore these free services by starting with CareNet. The friendly, trained staff at CareNet will take your call 24/7 and will help you to find the pregnancy resource center nearest you. Plus, they can answer your questions about pregnancy, abortion, and other related issues. And its available to you absolutely free.
Outside of Indiana? No problem. CareNet maintains a list of national resources and can refer you to free pregnancy resources regardless of where you live.
Call CareNet toll free at 800-395-HELP or visit OptionLine.org
If you’ve already had an abortion and are struggling with issues, CareNet can help by connecting you with caring people in your area.