Becoming pregnant while in college can be overwhelming. You may be wondering if you are ready to be a parent and about how a pregnancy will effect academic and career plans. If the pregnancy is unexpected, you may be struggling to know how to talk to your partner, parents, family, and/or friends. You don’t have to experience the feelings and make the decision to keep the baby, give the child up for adoption, or end the pregnancy alone. Help is available. Listed below are several websites that are available to help you navigate the potentially scary path you are on. In addition, you may contact Student Counseling Services at (309) 438-3655 to schedule a confidential appointment with one of our therapists.
If you are experiencing any of the symptoms listed below, you may contact Student Health Services to arrange a confidential pregnancy test.
- Missed period
- Nausea and vomiting
- Soreness or enlargement of the breasts
- Increased urination
- Increased sensitivity to odors
- Food aversions
- Colostrum from breasts