It was the summer of 2015 and we were all just starting college. We had no idea what we were doing, but we were excited to start our lives together. That’s when things started to go wrong. Meghan got pregnant without even trying to prevent it and, as it turned out, neither did anyone else in our group. Suddenly, everything felt like a race against time – to get an education and a job, before our child became a burden.
Fortunately, our unplanned pregnancy turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Had we been more prepared for parenthood, we might have struggled financially or suffered from stress at a time when we needed to focus on school and our new lives. It’s important to remember that every family is different – what worked for us might not be the best option for you. However, by sharing our story we hope that you’ll be more mindful about the choices you make when it comes to your own fertility – and that you’ll know that there is always hope if things go wrong.
- 1 The Proposal
- 2 The Wedding
- 3 The Baby
- 4 Post-Baby Blues
- 5 Baby Names
- 6 What to Expect When You’re Expecting
- 7 Why we didn’t choose to have kids
- 8 The day we found out we were pregnant
- 9 Pregnancy – What to expect
- 10 The Birth of our Baby
- 11 Adjusting to Parenthood
- 12 Raising Our Baby
- 13 Tasha and I had been trying to get pregnant for about a year when I realized that it wasn’t going to happen naturally.
- 14 I started doing some research on fertility treatments and found out about IVF.
- 15 We decided to go through IVF and it worked! We were pregnant within a few months.
- 16 Our daughter was born nine months later and we were both so happy.
- 17 She was our miracle baby and we loved her more than anything.
- 18 The Decision
- 19 Pregnancy
- 20 The Reality
- 21 Post-Pregnancy
- 22 Conclusion
When we got the news that our one unplanned pregnancy was going to be a baby, we were all overjoyed. We had never really thought about having kids, but when the time came, it felt like the right thing to do. And then, a few months later, we got the even better news that our baby was going to be born without any health problems. We were so happy and excited about our new addition to the family!
Things started to change when our insurance company refused to cover prenatal care because it wasn’t deemed medically necessary. We were on our own financially and it was hard enough trying to keep up with bills while trying to figure out how we were going to pay for prenatal care. But worst of all, we started getting weird looks from people when we would go out in public. It felt like everywhere we went, someone was watching us or judging us. We didn’t know what to do or who to talk to about it.
Then, one day, after a particularly bad day where everything felt like it was crashing down on us, my husband proposed. It was the last thing we needed at that point in our lives, but it seemed like the only way out
Our lives changed forever when my husband and I found out we were pregnant. We were so excited and couldn’t wait to start our family. But things didn’t go as planned. We were both working full-time and everything was coming up against us. We tried for months, but nothing was happening. We were both starting to get really scared.
Finally, we decided to take a break from trying and just enjoy the fact that we were expecting. A couple of weeks later, my husband was out of town on a business trip and I got a call from his secretary telling me he had been in an accident and was in a coma. He had suffered a severe brain injury and it was unclear if he would make it.
I flew home as soon as I could and started to care for him full-time while he recuperated. It was hard, but I knew I had to do what was best for him. A few months later, he woke up from his coma and we were able to start planning our wedding again. But this time, we made sure that everything would be ready in case something happened to us before our big day. And thankfully, that’s exactly what happened! My
When I was pregnant with my first child, everything felt so perfect. I never imagined that anything could go wrong and before I knew it, I was pregnant again… this time without planning it.
My second pregnancy was unplanned and it was a very different experience. The fear of getting pregnant again without planning was huge and I felt like I couldn’t cope. But fortunately, this pregnancy turned out just as well as my first one did.
I can’t stress enough how important it is to have a plan if you want to get pregnant naturally- it makes the process a lot less daunting and you won’t feel as scared or worried about things going wrong. But if something does go wrong and you do get pregnant unplanned, remember that everything will work out in the end.
It’s been a little over a month since our little one was born, and we are finally starting to feel like ourselves again. We’re still adjusting to life as a family of four, but we’re learning and growing together every day. One thing that has definitely changed is our relationship with our unplanned pregnancy.
We were both scared and excited when we found out we were pregnant – scared because we had no idea what to expect, and excited because we knew that this was something truly special. We were both so happy when we found out that everything was going according to plan, and we were both devastated when things went wrong just weeks after our baby was born.
Our unplanned pregnancy saved us all – not only because it gave us our little boy, but also because it taught us so much about ourselves and each other. We know now that there is nothing that can keep us from falling in love again, and nothing that can’t be overcome. Our experiences during our unplanned pregnancy have made us stronger people, and we are grateful for them every day.
We were all very unprepared for our unplanned pregnancy. We had just gotten married and were still in the honeymoon phase. We weren’t sure if we wanted to keep the baby or not. After much discussion, we decided to keep the baby. We named her Astrid and it has been one of the best decisions we ever made. She is now 2 years old and we love her more than anything.
What to Expect When You’re Expecting
When you’re expecting, it can be overwhelming to know what to expect. Some things may seem obvious, but others may not be. Here are a few tips to help make your pregnancy journey as smooth and uneventful as possible:
1. Know your body. If you’re not familiar with your own body, get started early. Start by reading your prenatal vitamins package insert or go online and find pregnancy yoga videos that will teach you some basic poses and relaxation techniques. Pregnancy changes your body in ways you may not be aware of, so paying attention to your body is key for a healthy pregnancy and a happy delivery.
2. Eat healthy, whole foods. If you’re pregnant, don’t forget about prenatal vitamins! Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and low-fat proteins. Avoid processed foods, sugary drinks, and high-sodium foods. These choices can actually lead to more cravings throughout your pregnancy – steer clear if you can!
3. Get plenty of exercise. Exercise during your entire pregnancy helps improve blood flow and circulation, which is important for a healthy pregnancy outcome. Choose something that you enjoy – even walking around the block can help you feel good!
Why we didn’t choose to have kids
When my husband and I first got married, we talked about having kids one day. We both agreed that it was something we wanted, and that we would figure out a way to make it happen. But as time went on, something changed. We started to enjoy our lives more than we ever had before, and simply didn’t have the time or energy to start a family right away. We weren’t sure if we were ready, but we also didn’t want to run the risk of ruining our happy little existence by bringing another human into the world who wasn’t wanted.
Fast forward six years, and we find ourselves in the same predicament. Our lives are amazing and we don’t want to mess them up by adding another person into the mix. But at the same time, we can’t help but feel like this is our destiny. We know deep down that we are meant to be parents, and that if we wait any longer, someone else will get to experience this incredible journey with us. So after much deliberation and prayer, we finally decided to take the plunge and have our own child. And boy am I glad we did!
The day we found out we were pregnant
It was January of our second year of college when I got the call from my best friend. She had just returned from her period and there was a pregnancy test in her bathroom. We both knew it was mine, as I had been using contraception at the time. We were both so shocked and scared, but ultimately relieved that it wasn’t really hers. We told each other everything and decided to keep it a secret for as long as possible.
We went back to our lives, pretending like nothing had happened. But the more time passed, the more we both started to feel like something was wrong. Our stomachs were hurting and we could no longer deny that we were pregnant. We took another pregnancy test and sure enough, we were finally pregnant. This time, however, things were going to be different.
Our parents already had three kids and weren’t planning on having any more, so getting pregnant wasn’t an option. We talked about it and decided that terminating the pregnancy would be the best thing for us both. But then came one unplanned pregnancy saved us all moment: when we went to get an abortion, they didn’t have any procedures available!
We ended up having to go through
Pregnancy – What to expect
When we found out we were pregnant, there was no way in hell we were going to keep it. We had tried for so long and nothing was working. We both had bad anxiety disorders and weren’t sure if we could handle a baby. But then one unplanned pregnancy saved us all.
Now that our daughter is almost two years old, we can honestly say that everything turned out okay. Our pregnancy was unplanned, but it was also full of joy and love. We were scared the entire time, but now that our daughter is here everything feels like it’s finally working out. Here are some tips on how to prepare for an unplanned pregnancy:
1. Talk about it – It’s important to open up to your partner about your feelings towards having children. If you don’t want kids then they need to be aware of that too. If you do want them, then talking about what to expect during pregnancy is crucial.
2. Get your health checked – If you’re considering having a baby then it’s important to make sure your health is up to par first. This means getting tests done for any ST
The Birth of our Baby
We had always planned to have children, but unplanned pregnancies can happen to anyone. Our story is a reminder that no matter what you may think, an unplanned pregnancy is not always a bad thing.
When we first started trying to get pregnant, everything seemed to be going well. We were both young and healthy, and our contraception was up to date. But then one month into our cycle, we started experiencing some very strange symptoms. We couldn’t concentrate, had restless nights, and our moods changed dramatically. We knew something was wrong, but we didn’t know what it was.
We went to the doctor and they did a pregnancy test which came back negative. We were relieved, but also confused. The symptoms we were experiencing were too consistent for us to be mistaken for something else, so we decided to take another pregnancy test just in case. That test also came back negative, but this time we knew there was something wrong.
We went home and cried ourselves to sleep that night. We had been through so many tests and procedures trying to get pregnant that we didn’t want anything bad to happen to our baby if we did manage to conceive. It felt like our
Adjusting to Parenthood
Adjusting to Parenthood was not something we were expecting when we found out we were pregnant, but it turned out to be one of the best decisions we ever made. Parenthood is an amazing experience and has completely changed our lives for the better. Here are some of the adjustments we had to make:
1. We had to learn how to budget and plan for both ourselves and our baby.
2. We had to adjust our lifestyle in order to accommodate a new addition into the family.
3. We had to learn how to communication with each other and work together as a team.
4. We had to find ways to celebrate our successes as parents while also dealing with our challenges.
5. And last but not least, we had to learn how to deal with unplanned pregnancies, which can be one of the most difficult things about being a parent.
Raising Our Baby
We never thought we would have kids, but when one unplanned pregnancy saved us all, we knew it was meant to be. Our story began in college when we were both single and really ready for our first child. We were both very careful and did everything the “right” way, using contraception every single time. But fate had other plans – one month into our freshman year, I got pregnant without even realizing it.
My mind was blown – this was not what I wanted or planned for! We immediately went to the doctor and found out that I was six weeks pregnant. We both freaked out, thinking about how we were going to tell our friends and family. Thankfully, we had each other’s support and decided to keep the baby. We told everyone as soon as possible, and thankfully no one was too shocked or upset. In fact, most of our friends were happy for us and excited to be able to be grandparents someday!
Since our baby was born prematurely at just over seven pounds and five inches long, he underwent a lot of medical procedures and required a lot of care from both of us. But despite all the challenges he has faced, he is now a
Tasha and I had been trying to get pregnant for about a year when I realized that it wasn’t going to happen naturally.
I was 26 years old and had recently been promoted at my job, so I was feeling pretty good about myself.
I was also starting to feel a little pressure to have a child and wasn’t sure if I could handle another disappointment like my first pregnancy.
A month after I realized that I wasn’t pregnant naturally, I told Tasha that I wanted to get an abortion.
She was absolutely devastated and refused to let me go through with it.
We argued for hours until she finally agreed to go to counseling with me.
The counselor helped us work through our feelings and ultimately we decided that we wanted to try again.
A few months later, we were trying again and this time it worked! We were pregnant and it turned out to be the best decision that we ever made.
We are now parents of two amazing children and couldn’t be happier! Blog Section:
Tasha and I had been trying to get pregnant for about a year when I realized that it wasn’t going to happen naturally. After much discussion, we both decided that we wanted to try again, and within a few months we were pregnant again! This time it worked- we were pregnant and it turned out
I started doing some research on fertility treatments and found out about IVF.
We were always told that if we ever got pregnant without planning it, it would be a disaster. We’d have to go through all the uncomfortable and expensive procedures, and we’d probably never be able to have kids again.
But then I found out about IVF. With IVF, you can skip all the preliminary testing and just go straight to the treatments. And because there are so many different ways to do it, you can find a fertility clinic that is perfect for you and your partner.
We started doing IVF in January, and it has been nothing but amazing. We were really worried about how it would work out, but now we’re both pregnant and couldn’t be happier.
IVF is definitely not for everyone, but if you’re thinking about trying it, I highly recommend doing some research first. You might be surprised at how much easier it is than you think!
We decided to go through IVF and it worked! We were pregnant within a few months.
We had no idea what to expect and were so happy when we found out that we were pregnant. We were so excited to be parents and started planning our little family right away.
One thing we didn’t plan for was how expensive it would be! IVF is expensive and we were only able to afford it because my husband’s company gave us a bonus.
We were also still on maternity leave at the time, so our income was pretty limited. We were worried about how we would be able to afford our own place and raise a child on our own.
Thankfully, our little guy is amazing and has helped us out a lot! He’s been such a good big brother to our son and we can’t wait to have more children in the future!
Our daughter was born nine months later and we were both so happy.
We had never considered abortion, but our daughter was born with Down syndrome and cystic fibrosis.
We knew that we would need to care for her the best that we could.
We also knew that we could not keep her if we had another child.
We were able to find support through groups like Pregnancy After Birth Options (PABO) and Parenting After a Tragedy.
We have learned so much about caring for a special needs child and we would not have been able to do it without the help of these organizations.
She was our miracle baby and we loved her more than anything.
When we found out we were pregnant, we were thrilled. We had been wanting a baby for so long and finally our dreams had come true. Little did we know that our unplanned pregnancy would save us all.
As soon as we found out, we started to prepare for the baby. We made a nursery and planned out every detail of her life. We were so excited to be parents and couldn’t wait to meet our little girl.
But things didn’t go as planned. We went into labor prematurely and our little girl was born very sick. She had to be hospitalized for weeks and during that time, our world fell apart.
We were worried about our daughter all the time and it was hard to focus on anything else outside of her health. But eventually she recovered and now she’s a happy little girl who is loved more than anything. Our unplanned pregnancy saved us all and now we are grateful for every moment with her.”
We were all very young and inexperienced when we got married. We had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. Within months of getting married, we found out we were pregnant. We were so happy and excited! We just knew this was going to be the best thing that ever happened to us. Little did we know, our unplanned pregnancy would save us all.
Shortly after we found out we were pregnant, my husband started having some weird symptoms. He was constantly tired and vomiting. We didn’t know what it was, but we took him to the doctor anyway. The doctor said it was just a virus and gave him some antibiotics. A few days later, he started having really bad diarrhea and became really weak. We called the doctor again and this time they did an ultrasound because he was so sick. They found out he had a liver infection and gave him more antibiotics. By this point, our baby was about six months old. Our whole world was falling apart and there wasn’t anything anyone could do to make it better.
My husband decided to go home and rest while I stayed at the hospital with our little boy. It felt like the world was ending and our son didn’t have
We had all been living together for a year when we got pregnant. We were excited, but we didn’t want to tell anyone yet. We were all so young and naive. We thought we could just keep it to ourselves. But then one day, we just couldn’t keep it anymore. We had to tell everyone. It was a total shock to everyone when we found out.
Everyone was supportive, but some people were really freaked out. They thought we were making a huge mistake. But at the end of the day, our unplanned pregnancy saved us all. Without that little baby in our lives, things may have turned out differently. We’re so grateful for our little miracle and for each other’s support during this crazy time.
When we were first married, we never imagined that we would have kids. We were both very young and had our whole lives ahead of us. But then came the unplanned pregnancy and everything changed.
We were both so scared. We had no idea what to do. The decision to keep the baby was not easy, but it was the right thing to do. We were both very young and did not know how to take care of a child. But we knew that we had to try. And thankfully, our little guy is now six years old and thriving.
Had our original plan never happened, our child would have been taken away from us because of a mistake that neither of us could control. We are so grateful for our unplanned pregnancy and for the chance to be parents figure whatever happened.
There’s no doubt that life after having a child is a busy, exciting, and sometimes overwhelming time. For Sarah and her husband, one unplanned pregnancy saved them all.
When Sarah found out she was pregnant, they were both overjoyed. However, when Sarah began to experience some horrifying symptoms- like severe nausea and vomiting- she knew something wasn’t right. After visiting multiple doctors and being told there wasn’t anything wrong, Sarah finally decided to get an ultrasound.
The ultrasound revealed that Sarah was pregnant with twins. At first, the news threw them both for a loop. But they quickly realized that this was something they wanted and needed to happen. In fact, they now believe that their unplanned pregnancy saved their relationship as they had to figure out how to raise two babies at once instead of just one.
While raising two babies can be challenging in its own right, it ultimately proves to be an incredibly rewarding experience. And thanks to their unplanned pregnancy, the couple has learned how to deal with any obstacle that comes their way.
When we found out we were pregnant, our entire lives changed. We knew that this time was different; no matter what happened, we weren’t going to let anything get in the way of our dreams. And then, just when everything was starting to feel like it was finally falling into place… disaster struck. Our unplanned pregnancy turned out to be a blessing in disguise, as it gave us a chance to learn and grow so much more than we ever could have if things had gone according to plan. From the moment everything went wrong, we learned how to be flexible and roll with the punches; without that unexpected challenge hanging over our heads, I doubt either of us would be where we are today. So if you find yourself pregnant someday – don’t worry! You can safely expect plenty of surprises and adventures along the way.