I left the pregnancy stick sitting on the bathroom countertop, wishing the “positive” lines would disappear and I could go back to living my average teenage life. I walked into the kitchen, grabbed a drink of water, walked back into the bathroom and fell dramatically to the floor. The water splashed up into my face and across the tile flooring as my knees hit the bath mat below the sink. Water continued to pour out and puddle around my frail body as I cried.
I am pregnant.
I said it continuously before I even moved a muscle, “I am pregnant. I am pregnant.” The words cut through my lips like razor blades. The pain increased when I envisioned saying those three words to people who would be disappointed in me, “Mom, I’m pregnant. Dad, I’m pregnant.”
Whatever your first reaction is when you read that haunting positive pregnancy test, an unplanned pregnancy can be a troubling experience. You will be in shock. Your mind will race, you’ll feel anxious, and maybe shameful. This moment is not when you want to start making any decisions! You may be experiencing some denial, depression, and or despair. Allow these emotions to flow, don’t make any decisions or react.