being a single mother and finding out results of pregnancy test“I’m single and just found out I’m pregnant. I’m excited to have a baby, but also a little nervous about going through all this alone.”

Just because you’re not married doesn’t mean you have to go through your pregnancy alone. You can find support from people other than a spouse. A close friend, sister, mom, or another relative you feel close to and comfortable with can be near your side, physically and emotionally, during pregnancy. That person could come with you to prenatal visits and childbirth classes, and listen when you need to talk about your concerns. Let them help you get both your home and life ready for your new arrival. You might also think about joining a support group for single mothers during and after your pregnancy.