Unplanned Pregnancies

Unplanned pregnancies can be very inconvenient and stressful.

There are different reasons why a baby may be unwanted:
  • a premarital pregnancy
  • an extra-marital pregnancy
  • a crisis pregnancy - financial stress, health problems for the mother or baby, rape and incest
  • an inconvenient pregnancy - due to the woman's age, college plans, career, marriage, family size
However, babies can be a wonderful blessing. We have no idea what God has in mind for every human being, even unplanned babies. God has plans for each human that He has formed in the womb.
Maybe you know a woman who had an unplanned pregnancy.
I've known of a few women in this situation:
  • A young woman who was raped during her college years. She kept the baby and that baby was a special blessing and helped her to heal.
  • A woman who was told that she had to have an operation and the baby wouldn't survive. If she didn't have the operation, she would die. Well, she kept her baby and had the operation after she gave birth. Both the mother and child are just fine today.
  • A woman who had no health insurance or way of taking care of a baby financially. But, she found community and government resources that were available and God provided for her and the baby.
  • An unmarried Christian woman became pregnant and was worried about what her family would think. Her parents ended up inviting her to live with them and they helped her take care of the baby.
Some women believe the lie that a human fetus isn't a baby until it is born. But, once she has an Ultra Sound, she will see that the baby is fully alive. Very early in the pregnancy, she can hear the baby's heart beating. Here are some places that can help you, or a woman you know, that is pregnant with an unplanned baby. John 16:21 It will be like a woman suffering the pains of labor. When her child is born, her anguish gives way to joy because she has brought a new baby into the world.


FXSmom said...

I came to check out your WW and ran across this post. I'm glad to see this view. I learned two years ago that my son was not from my exhusband. He was in fact from a rape by my uncle. When I was assaulted I though I was already pregnant. I was devestated, of course. But I know that irregardless of his parentage he is absolutely the most beautiful blessing in the world. And I truly think that God didn't want me to know until I was able to handle it and was in a loving marriage (that I also think he led me too).

Joyce said...

Great posting! Thanks for putting it on here....hopefully someone will read this and be encouraged to become a greater voice in the days ahead.

Anonymous said...

One of my daughters went through difficult births with her two "special-needs" children, a divorce, suicide of the father of her children; and now has recently remarried and is dealing with an unplanned pregnancy which interfears with her career, health problems and only one year of college left. BUT...we have no doubt that this baby wasn't in God's plan to be a blessing to this precious new family and to unite it as one. I agree with your posting. KG

Melanie-Pearl said...

Beautiful post---Thanks for combining Ps 139:13 with Jer 29:11 and speaking the truth into the terrifying reality of unplanned pregnancy. It really is terrifying.

I just wrote an editor last night about how what I thought was plan B was actually God's plan A all along. What has followed after my will/lack of planning has had far greater meaning than anything else that could have come from my life.

I'm not sure whether I'll ever be able to wrap my head around His Love, His Mercy, His Sovereignty in spite of my humanity. To God be the Glory! (Joyce is on to something...you all might read a whole lot more about my situation in the future.)