If you or someone you know is panicking at pregnancy, these bits of truth might help them cope.
✔ Life is precious.
It may sound cliche, but the miracle of life eventually came to mean so many things, like forgiveness, trust, and unconditional love.
✔ Your fears might be amplified.
While you may fear kahihiyan or disdain over an unplanned pregnancy, you might be surprised at the actual support of parents and the public for someone going through such a critical situation.
✔ If you know you can’t support a pregnancy, there are ways through it.
In the Philippines, we have Pregnancy Counseling Centers (check www.prolife.org.ph for a complete listing of numbers) that offer to help people at such life-altering crossroads — from providing options, to helping pregnant women think through her decisions and assisting her with emotional, financial, and spiritual needs.