“I feel so alone”
Aloneness is one of the common feelings described by women facing unexpected pregnancy when they first visit Envisage Pregnancy Services.
Sometimes women feel alone because they are undecided about whether to continue a pregnancy and do not yet want to share the news with family or friends. Having a partner who has a different opinion about whether to continue a pregnancy can also feel very isolating.
Some women facing unexpected pregnancy may not only “feel” alone, but they might actually “be” alone, with no healthy supportive relationships. They may have grown up experiencing adverse childhood experiences (ACES), such as severe neglect, abuse, addictions and mental health challenges in their families. You can read more about how ACES impact people, and how it impacts many of those we journey with at Envisage HERE.
Having a place to connect … with caring, non-judgmental supports, who provide practical help when it’s needed … makes a difference.
In this video, Dr. Allison Jackson talks about the impact connection can have in someone’s life, in overcoming such childhood adversity.
All of us need connection with other people – we are created that way!
And healthy, supportive connections help us function in healthier ways.
Envisage Pregnancy Services Resource is a place of supportive “connection” for those who would otherwise be alone as they face unplanned pregnancy or pregnancy related difficulty.