I am embarrassed to inform folks I am pregnant


DEAR HARRIETTE: I discovered that I used to be pregnant about three months in the past. This shall be my first baby, and I’m extraordinarily joyful about it.

I’ve advised just a few rapid members of the family and my easiest pals about my being pregnant, however for some motive, I’m feeling embarrassed about telling anybody outdoors of that.

I’m unsure what precisely I’m feeling embarrassed about. I feel it is likely to be the truth that I’m not married or in a relationship with the individual I’m having a child with. How do I recover from this sense?

— Anticipating

DEAR EXPECTING: It’s comprehensible that you’re feeling a bit uneasy, given that you simply appear to subscribe to conventional household values that decision for a girl to be married earlier than having a baby. Since that’s not your story now, it’s a must to let go of that narrative.

The blessing is that you’re pregnant and have determined to have this baby. Subsequent steps for you need to embrace creating your village of household, pals and family members who will wish to enable you in no matter methods you want. Rearing a baby by yourself shall be difficult. You have to every kind of assist.

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