Hormonal changes during pregnancy can cause you to experience a variety of emotions. As your body changes, other parts of life, including financial and social, may also be changing.

Joy, excitement, anticipation, confusion, anxiety and depression are normal — and sometimes all at once! Be gentle with yourself. If you’re also coping with an unplanned pregnancy, that means you didn’t have time to prepare emotionally or mentally for pregnancy. Why prepare?

Taking care of your emotional and mental health has benefits for you and your baby. During your pregnancy, your baby experiences what you experience. For example, stress creates an increase in certain hormones in your body that impact your baby. Likewise, feeling peaceful creates a calm environment for your baby’s development.

How do you cope with pregnancy, the changes it brings and daily life? We’ve all heard the saying that “happiness is an inside job.” It is, but when you’re facing major life events, changes and choices, the right support can help you suffer less and enjoy more.

If you’re thinking about placing your baby for adoption, you may also be learning about the adoption process. The better prepared you are emotionally and mentally, the better choices you’ll be able to make for yourself and your baby. Destiny Adoption treats emotional and mental support as necessity, not a luxury.

Self-care, such as regular sleep and physical activity and finding healthy ways to relax, are vital. Destiny also provides emotional and mental support to its birth moms through the following services:

  • Receive pre-placement and post-placement adoption counseling
  • Receive doula services, providing emotional support before, during and after childbirth
  • Access to medical care and regular checkups

You and your baby deserve compassionate and informed care. Equipping you with the right tools helps you create a positive, life-changing experience that sets your baby and you up for long-term success.

This content is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Author: Destiny Adoption Services

Destiny Adoption Services is proud to support and guide birth parents and adoptive families on the journey of adoption. We’re a state licensed nonprofit adoption agency with four decades of adoption experience, and our professional team of experts includes moms, adoptive moms and birth mothers who provide compassion combined with trusted resources and skills.