Mistimed, Unwanted, Unintended Pregnancy: Which Is It?

For You From The Word

I have chosen you and have not rejected you. (Isaiah 41:9, NIV)

For You To Think About

woman praying Sidewalks ChalkAn unintended pregnancy (also called an unplanned pregnancy) is one that was not expected nor desired at the time of conception. Nearly half of all pregnancies in the U.S. (49%) are unplanned.

Unplanned pregnancies themselves fall into two categories:

  1. A mistimed pregnancy is one in which a woman planned to become pregnant at some point, but did not want to become pregnant at the time of conception. About 29% of U.S. pregnancies are mistimed.
  2. An unwanted pregnancy is one in which a woman did not want to become pregnant at any time in the future. There are about two million unwanted U.S. pregnancies a year.

Regardless of how the mother views the pregnancy – planned or unplanned, mistimed or unwanted – God plans each one, times each one perfectly, and desires the life of each conceived child to come to fruition.

For You To Pray

Heavenly Father,
Thank You for the conception of each life. Whether a pregnancy is intended or unintended, mistimed or unwanted, move in hearts of pregnant women to see that You plan each one. Give them what they need to choose life.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

More on Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy

What to Do When a Pregnancy is a Surprise

Unplanned Pregnancy Quiz

How to Support Family Members Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy

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