6 Thoughtful Ways To Support a Friend With a High Risk Pregnancy

Life has a way of surprising us, doesn’t it? And not always in the best ways.

In moments like these, it’s not about finding the perfect words or solutions; it’s about being there, wholeheartedly and compassionately.

Here are some thoughts on how to support a pregnant friend during this challenging time:
  1. Listen, Listen, Listen: Sometimes, the greatest gift you can offer is a listening ear. Let your friend share her thoughts, fears, and hopes. Offer a safe space for her to express her emotions without judgment. Don’t try to fix it for her. The reality is, you can’t 🤷🏻‍♀️
  2. Be a Source of Unobtrusive Comfort: Send a heartfelt card, drop off a warm meal, or offer a comforting hug. Small acts of kindness can make a big difference.
  3. Offer Practical Help: Consider offering practical assistance. Whether it’s helping with household chores, accompanying her to medical appointments, or taking care of their other kids, these acts of support can ease the load.
  4. Respect Her Choices: Remember that your friend is navigating uncharted territory. Respect her decisions regarding treatment options and medical care. Offer your support without imposing your own views.
  5. Respect Her Privacy: Be mindful of your friend’s need for privacy. Some days, she may want to talk openly, other days she might need time alone.
  6. Pray or Send Positive Thoughts: If it aligns with your friend’s beliefs, surprise her with a Blessing Bear full of wishes and prayers from friends and family (or write a note and leave space for her to ask for prayers from anyone she wants.) Knowing that others are holding her and her baby in their hearts can be a huge source comfort.

Supporting a friend through a challenging pregnancy is an act of love and empathy. Together, you can navigate the uncertainty and find strength in your friendship.
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