What to Expect When You're Not Expecting to Be ExpectingIf you've looking for some familiar comfort in the midst of a very unfamiliar (and unexpected) experience, know that you're not alone. I, too, was shocked to see a faint second line on a reluctantly taken pregnancy test. And that doesn't make me a bad person -- and it certainly doesn't make me a bad mother -- although it did make for a challenging pregnancy. And when almost 40 percent of births in the U.S. are from unintended pregnancies, there are plenty of us out there. Keep reading for 6 things to expect when you're not expecting to be expecting.
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1. It's normal
No matter what you're feeling right now - denial, confusion, nervousness, and even regret - it's normal. Your darkest thoughts? Normal. For me, it felt like my body was being invaded - my life over-taken - completely out of my control. And why wouldn't someone have conflicting emotions about that? The most important thing you can