Pregnancy is one time in your life when you may be surprised to discover that everyone has opinions and questions about your private life. While some of these questions are likely well-meaning, it is also natural for you to feel annoyed. Choosing to place your baby for adoption is a big decision, and you already have many stressors, such as trying to manage other responsibilities while you are pregnant. Birth counseling services are designed to help you deal with these stresses while also showing you ways to handle those constant questions from the people that you encounter.
Find the Right Answers
You may find some of these questions annoying because you don't know how to answer them. People are often curious about adoption, and they may ask you things such as whether or not you plan to see the baby after you give birth. They may also ask you how you will handle things such as birthdays or other special events, if you do choose open adoption. During birth parent counseling, you will work out an adoption plan that can address every possible situation. Being able to provide a clear answer to questions from the important people in your life provides you with a sense of relief.
Learn How to Advocate for Yourself
There are also times when the answers to someone's question truly are none of their business. For instance, your coworkers or classmates don't necessarily need to know things, if it makes you uncomfortable to provide them with answers. Your counselor can help you come up with statements that act as a buffer in these situations. For instance, simply stating that you don't think it is an appropriate time to discuss your pregnancy can often shut down further questioning from people who overstep their boundaries.
Discover Strategies for Self-Care
Finding yourself annoyed by other people's concerns could also be a sign that you are struggling to cope with your pregnancy. While you may know that you made the best decision for helping your baby enjoy the best possible life, you may just be exhausted from the pregnancy or dealing with the emotional ups and downs of hormonal fluctuations. Your birth parent counselor is full of ideas that can help you relax. Whether you start a journal, learn how to meditate, or take up pregnancy yoga, practicing self-care helps you to be in the right mindset for handling other people's curiosity.