Think you may be pregnant and not sure what to do? Take a deep breath because we are here to help. You can feel many different emotions like fear, excitement, or even loneliness when you discover an unplanned pregnancy. Know that you are not alone. We will support you every step of the way.

Early Signs of Pregnancy

One of the first signs of pregnancy is a missed period, but taking a pregnancy test to confirm is essential. The following are other early symptoms of pregnancy:

  • Tender, swollen breasts
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Increased urination
  • Moodiness
  • Light spotting
  • Cramping

How To Respond To Your Unplanned Pregnancy

Your health and safety are our first priority. We want you to know that you have options for an unplanned pregnancy. At the ELM Center, we provide emotional and educational resources to assist you mentally and physically.

Taking Care Of Your Mental Health

Strong mental health is vital for your well-being. According to Unicef, millions of young people struggle with anxiety, stress, depression, and even suicide in Thailand. An unplanned pregnancy only adds to your feelings of desperation, fear, and rejection. But now, help is available.

When facing an unexpected pregnancy, it’s common to have some of these thoughts:

  • Being afraid you will be judged
  • Feelings of guilt or shame
  • Uncertainty about the future
  • Concern about your body
  • Not knowing what to do or where to turn

You are facing a difficult decision, but we are here for you. Whether you need pregnancy resources and referrals or just someone to talk to, our trained Care Team is ready to meet with you and listen.

Taking Care Of Your Body

Taking care of yourself physically is crucial too. Have your doctor provide a complete health checkup and follow these suggestions for better health:

  • Take prenatal vitamins
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Eat a healthy diet
  • Limit caffeine
  • Avoid certain foods such as undercooked or raw fish, eggs, and sprouts
  • Avoid cigarettes, alcoholic drinks, and recreational drugs

Contact ELM Center and schedule an appointment to meet with two of our Care Team members confidentially. You don’t have to face your pregnancy alone.