Risks in an Unplanned Pregnancy

For You From The Word

This is what the Lord Almighty says: “Administer true justice; show mercy and
compassion to one another.”
(Zechariah 7:9)

For You To Think About

women who face an unplanned pregnancy also face significant risksThe risk most often associated with an unplanned pregnancy is the loss of the baby’s life through abortion.

But a fact sheet released by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy (based on findings from Child Trends), reveals additional risks, including:

  • Relationship instability. Five years after an unplanned pregnancy, 46% mothers had relationship changes as compared with 21% mothers whose pregnancies were planned.
  • Poor prenatal care. Women who face an unplanned pregnancy often received delayed or non-existent prenatal care.
  • Birth outcomes. Preterm delivery and low birth weight rates are higher in unplanned than planned pregnancies.
  • Child development risks. Children born as a result of an unplanned pregnancy are more at risk for lower cognitive test scores and poorer physical and mental health.

One-on-one support during pregnancy can’t take away risks. But it can lead to different outcomes in relationships, health care, and postpartum care. Support means a greater opportunity for a pregnant woman to manage her risks in healthier ways.

For You To Pray

Heavenly Father,
Women who face an unplanned pregnancy are exposed to significant risks. Help these women to get connected to a Birthmothers Friend or a special person during pregnancy so they can have support for healthier outcomes.
In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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