Birth Parents Blog

How to Face Thanksgiving if You Have an Unplanned Pregnancy

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on November 21, 2018

If you’re dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, you might be wondering how you'll handle your family member’s reactions at Thanksgiving. When you arrive at Thanksgiving dinner with a baby bump, how will you answer their questions?

Being with family during the holidays can be intense, and might bring up issues. Since you're facing a crisis, you might have a difficult time getting "into" all the holiday cheer around you.

Know that you're not alone. Many women have been where you're at, and have felt like you're feeling right now. So today, we're giving you some ideas and tips for you on how you might handle Thanksgiving with an unplanned pregnancy!

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, Adoption for my child, Holidays, adoption for my baby, hiding my pregnancy

How to Be Honest With Your Baby's Father

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on January 9, 2018

Discovering that you’re pregnant when you're not ready to parent undoubtedly brings up lots of emotions. When it comes to your baby's father, you might be worried about how to tell him you're pregnant. If you're thinking about hiding the pregnancy from him and then hiding his identity during the adoption process, don't. Today, we're going to tell you why telling him you're pregnant is important.

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Topics: Baby's father, Adoption process, baby's dad, hiding my pregnancy

"I'm Hiding My Pregnancy"

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on October 18, 2016

"I'm 19 and a sophomore in college...and I just found out I'm preggo. I don't want anyone to find out I'm pregnant!

The guy who got me pregnant has made it clear he's not ready to be a dad and isn't sticking around. He offered to pay for me to get an abortion.  I'm tempted to do abortion, it seems like an easy way out and no one will find out about my pregnancy.  I'm also thinking about adopting out my baby, but then there's no way my pregnancy could stay a secret for all nine months! Help!"

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Topics: unplanned pregnancy, hiding my pregnancy, positive pregnancy test

Morning Sickness at Work? We’ve Got Tons of Tips!

Posted by Lifetime Adoption on April 9, 2016

Are you trying to hide your pregnancy from co-workers? Nausea/morning sickness is a typical pregnancy symptom, and a dead giveaway you’re pregnant.

We’ve compiled a list of TONS of tips on how to handle that queasy morning sickness feeling when you’re at work:

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Topics: working during pregnancy, hiding my pregnancy, pregnancy symptoms, morning sickness