Going Through Pregnancy Alone

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Pregnancy is a beautiful experience certainly not the easiest. Getting through it without a partner can seem nearly impossible; but it’s not. Millions of women have gone through pregnancy alone and lots of them have provided a wonderful life for their child. Still, it will be difficult. However, it is doable. Here’s how to get through it:
Have A Support Team
Just because you’re going through pregnancy without a partner doesn’t mean you have to do it alone. Use your family and friends as a support system and accept help. Another crucial part of your support team should be fellow moms; especially single moms. Just be sure to befriend positive, inspirational single mothers. Of course, it’s great to have mommy friends who have partners, as long as they’re not judgemental of your situation. These guidelines on who you befriend will help you stay strong and positive.
Focus on Baby
Try not to dwell on the absence of a partner too much. Positive single mom friends can help with this, but it how you view your situation starts with you. Focus on providing the best life that you can for your child. When you’re attention is fixed on your coming child, you have little time to worry about the father. Remember that, even though your situation may not be ideal, you can do it!
Find A Mentor
Have at least one single mother around that has also gone through pregnancy alone and has done well for herself and her baby. She will be able to guide you through successfully going through pregnancy on your own, as well as raising your child. If she is willing to help you, don’t be afraid to ask her her questions and come to her with your struggles. She has probably gone through most of it herself and can make helpful suggestions.
Have A Birthing Partner
Choose a family member, friend, or even your single mom mentor to be with you during the birth process. Whoever you choose will certainly feel honored. Having someone by your side will not only help you feel less alone but provide the moral support you need to get through labor and delivery.
The main point here is to keep supportive people around you and to stay positive and focused. There will be hard times keeping your attention on the good things and leaning on your group will carry you through.

By: Alecia Stanton

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