I’m Pregnant, Now What?: Heartfelt Advice on Getting Through An Unplanned Pregnancy
When Ruth Graham, daughter of Billy, learned that her 16-year-old daughter Windsor was pregnant, she hopped aboard an emotional roller coaster.
“I was both angry at Windsor, wanting to shake her, and yet compassionate, longing to hold her and make everything all right. She could not seem to see that I was trying to help. Worn out with the tension between needing to be wise and wanting to wash my hands of it all, I wanted to escape. And yet there was no place far enough away to remove the knots in my stomach, the anxiety in my mind and the ache in my heart.”
This kind of honesty characterizes her new book, co-authored with clinical psychologist Sara Dormon. A specialist in dealing with crisis pregnancies, Dormon provides solid advice to both young mothers-to-be and the people who surround them at the end of each chapter. And while the perspectives of several women who have dealt with their own unplanned pregnancies or those of loved ones are included in the book, it’s Ruth and her daughter Windsor (who might also deserve an author credit) who provide the book’s heart and soul. Taking turns, they detail the difficult decisions and steps that had to be made when Windsor got pregnant, not just once, but twice, as a teenager.