Suggested Prayer: Our Father, 3 Hail Mary’s, Glory Be
Suggested Activity: Offer encouragement to parents who are expecting. See DID YOU KNOW? article below.
Did You Know?
10 Ways to Support Her When She’s Unexpectedly Expecting
As a mom who had my first baby in college, I know that an unexpected pregnancy can sometimes bring fear, shame, and doubt. Perhaps one of your friends has become pregnant unexpectedly. I encourage you to support her in her new journey of being a mother. It’s okay if you don’t know the perfect words to say. Let her know you are there for her, and ask how you can support her. Assist her in lining up practical help. She may not feel she “deserves” to show happiness; reassure her it’s okay (and good) to be happy. Your support might be the only support she receives. You can make a difference in her life. Will you?
*Name changed for privacy. This is a summary of a USCCB Respect Life Program article by the same name and is reprinted with permission. © 2019, USCCB, Washington, D.C. All rights reserved. Read the full version at respectlifeprogram.org/support-her