Pregnancy Support

Published: February 6, 2012

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Overview

A pregnancy support center is important for a pregnant woman. It can be scary not knowing what to expect during pregnancy. It's important to discuss your concerns with your doctor, but you should also conduct your own research. You can find a lot of information on pregnancy websites and through various community resources for pregnant mothers, such as the WIC program. Your local health department or other pregnancy organizations may also have a pregnancy center where you can get information.

Teenage pregnancy can be particularly scary, especially if it seems like there's no one to help you. Reach out and you might be surprised how much support you get from your community.

The Internet offers hundreds of places you can find information and support. Pregnancy blogs are a good place to read along with the thoughts and experiences of other women who have been in your situation. You might even consider writing your own blog about pregnant life as a means of adding more information for future pregnant women in need.

Especially on large sites, there may be pregnancy forums and pregnancy chat rooms where you can discuss and read even more information. When you're pregnant, forums are a great place for fast answers. Find a website about pregnancy that has several active members and make a forum post asking about your concern. In the chat rooms, pregnant women can discuss concerns in real time. A pregnancy forum can be a friendly place to visit and can serve as a support group as well.

Pregnancy loss is common, especially for first-time mothers during early pregnancy. But even if you're only a few weeks pregnant, it can be emotionally painful. Loss support groups can help you cope with the heartbreak. Other mothers who have gone through pregnancy will understand the pain of the post pregnancy blues as well.

Resources

To help you get started on your research for pregnancy support, check out the following websites:

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