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35 Weeks Pregnant and Scared of Being a Mom

Finding yourself 35 weeks pregnant and scared of being a mom is a challenging situation, but you're not alone.

Pregnancy, whether it’s planned or unplanned, is filled with uncertainty, complex emotions and tough decisions. That’s why you should seek the support you need during this time. If you're pregnant and scared, then reaching out for help is the first step toward understanding your options, such as adoption, and making the best decision for you.

We can be that support. Contact us online to get more free information now and begin receiving our free counseling services. We are here to help you whenever you need us.

What to Do When You’re 35 Weeks Pregnant and Scared of Being a Mom

As you grapple with the overwhelming emotions tied to being pregnant and scared, it can get stressful really fast. It’s OK to recognize and validate your feelings. Your mental health matters. Making the decision that’s right for you begins with understanding and addressing your emotions. Seeking professional guidance to navigate these emotions is a step in the right direction.

That’s where we come in. To help you process the complex feelings you’re going through, we offer free, 24/7 counseling whenever you need it. If you’re pregnant and scared of your life changing, then our trained, licensed counselors can be there for you at any time.

To start receiving these counseling services today, fill out our online contact form whenever you’re ready to get in touch with us.

I’m Pregnant and Scared; What Are My Options?

If you're pregnant but don't want to be a mom, then parenthood isn’t the only path forward. Although abortion is likely out of the equation at 35 weeks pregnant, you can still choose adoption.

If you’re leaning toward parenthood, though, then these resources could be beneficial for you:

By choosing adoption, you can give your child the life you want for them while still pursuing your own dreams. We understand the complexities that go into this decision, which is why we offer free, comprehensive support to help you through the adoption process from start to finish.

If you’re 35 weeks pregnant and scared of being a mom, then contact us online today to get free adoption information now. We’re here to help you at any time.

Choosing Adoption When I Don’t Want to Be a Mom But I’m Pregnant

We understand that there are some complicated emotions that come along with pregnancy and adoption. That's why we're here to provide the free, 24/7 support that you deserve.

Our compassionate team offers free counseling to help you process the intricate emotions often attached to adoption. From being pregnant and scared to finding hope and relief, we're dedicated to helping you navigate this journey with complete confidence.

Also, when you choose adoption, you are never “giving up.” Although “giving a baby up” is a common phrase people use when they talk about adoption, it couldn’t be farther from the truth. Rather, you are giving your child a life of endless love and opportunity, and that is nothing short of beautiful.

When you’re 35 weeks pregnant and scared of being a mom, adoption can open doors for you that you never thought possible.

I’m Pregnant and Scared of Being a Mom; What Are My Next Steps?

When you’re pregnant but don’t want to be a mom, life can feel daunting. But remember that you're not alone in this journey. Our agency is here to help you prioritize your mental health, process your emotions and answer all your questions as you navigate the path ahead.

If you're pregnant and scared of your life changing, then reaching out to us can provide you with the comprehensive, free assistance that you need and deserve.

Your emotions are valid, and your choices matter. Through compassionate counseling and personalized guidance, we’re here to help you process your emotions, understand your options and make the choice that's best for you and your situation.

To begin this process today, you can fill out our online contact form to get more free information now. We’re here for you whenever you need us most.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why is American Adoptions the right adoption agency choice for many birth mothers?

American Adoptions is one of the largest licensed adoption agencies in the United States. Each year, we work with thousands of women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy and offer assistance to these women. Our large, caring staff is able to assist you seven days a week and provide you with one-on-one counseling about your pregnancy and available options.

You should choose an adoption agency where you feel completely comfortable with their services and staff. With American Adoptions, you will work with an Adoption Specialist who is on-call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The Adoption Specialist will be your advocate and will provide support and guidance as you create an adoption plan that is right for you.

How will the family tell my child about me and the adoption when my child is older?

Each family has their own style of introducing adoption to the child. When you are matched with an adoptive family, you can ask them this question. If you would like your Adoption Specialist to discuss it for you, just let her know. He or she can share your wishes or provide good ideas from other adoptive families.

You will also be able to share what you want your baby to know about you. You can complete a keepsake booklet to share hobbies, stories, photos of you and your family and a letter to your baby. The adoptive family can provide this to your child as he or she grows older. Be as creative as you like! Some birth mothers have even knitted a special blanket as a gift to their baby or given a similar symbol of their love.

The father of your baby can fill out the birth father's keepsake booklet or write a letter too. You may have other family members who would also like to share photos or a letter to the baby. This is your opportunity to pass on your and your family's love and to share your personality, history and reasons for choosing adoption. The adoptive family will treasure whatever information you provide and will share it with the baby at an appropriate age. In most adoptive homes, the word adoption is in the child's vocabulary early on, and adoption is celebrated in their lives.

Additional Resources

Teen Pregnancy - Information for Young Women

While not every woman who chooses adoption is a young mother, many are. Through adoption, many young women have found an ability to give their babies the best life possible, while finding the opportunity to realize their own dreams, as well. Call American Adoptions today at 1-800-ADOPTION.

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