Pregnancy Choice - Parenting

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Caring for a child is a big decision. Some people might not want to be a parent, while others find it rewarding.


Is parenting a good option for me?

Think about parenting. Consider the pros and cons. Why do you want to be a parent? Why don’t you want to be a parent?

Here are some questions to think about:

  • Am I ready to be a parent?
  • Can I afford to have a child?
  • Am I willing to devote time to a child?
  • How will parenting affect my future?

Is single parenting difficult?

Single parenting can be difficult, but many people choose to do it. Being a single parent can take a lot of time and money. It can also be difficult to form and keep relationships. Ask your family and friends if they can help you in any way. You may be able to receive some government assistance.

Single parenting can also be beneficial. Being a single parent allows you to raise your child with the values and beliefs you want to instill.

Can I get financial help?

You may be able to get some government financial assistance to help pay for your child’s needs. The type and amount of government assistance will vary from case to case.

Also consider asking your family and friends for financial help. They may be willing to give or loan you money and other items.

Where can I find parenting resources?

Doctors, especially pediatricians, should have resources they can give you on parenting and child development. Also, also talk to people you know who are parents. They can give you tips and insights on parenting.

This content has been used with permission from Image Clear Ultrasound®.