Discovering that you are pregnant while in college can be very stressful. It brings many worries and fears about your further education and parenting. Reports, lectures, seminars and assignments can be rather stressful. Is it possible to successfully combine baby care with essay writing and exams?
So, your pregnancy test is positive. You feel totally lost in life and don’t know what you are to do. The first reaction of the human nervous system is depression, apathy or even a nervous breakdown. First of all, you should realize that nothing bad has actually happened. Yes, you didn’t plan it but you can modify your plans, can’t you?
First thing’s first. It means that you have to set priorities, decide what is more important, what is less important and what is not important at all. Your future baby and your education are the top things in the life so do everything to succeed in these spheres.
Education and parenting are time and effort consuming things, therefore adding a part-time job to the mix may not be feasible. You might have to shorten time for entertainment. Consult a doctor before going into a sport to be sure that it is safe for the baby. Give up parties, nightclubs and pubs…
Let your school, college or training center know you’re pregnant as soon as you can; there is no point in concealing it. College staff will help you to modify your schedule, will give you a permission not to attend P.E. and Lab Classes, etc.
Be prepared that you might not have enough time for all the assignments and you might have to choose which assignments are more important for you to work on, and then have someone else write the rest. Yes, you read that right.
There are many websites offering ghost writing services for students. For example http://www.privatewriting.com. They have a team of professional writers who will do the work for you. You can also do your own research and find more websites offering similar kinds of services.
Of course, important papers like course work or diploma work should be written by you, though.
Sometimes friends and family can help out with childcare while you’re in education, but this isn’t always possible. Therefore, it may be necessary to look for a professional service with a trained staff. Try asking about a childcare service available on-campus.
Planning is your best friend. Before you learn to manage your time effectively on the spot try writing daily plans and stick to them. It is advisable to have a wall calendar with notes and stickers and keep it in front of you at all times.
Don’t be scared, you are not alone. Find some Internet communities for young mothers, make new friends, socialize… Who knows, you may find a lifetime friendship.