Aside from Momi Berlin, this mom also writes for PSST.Ph. It is an online magazine that tells the stories Filipinos want to read and need to read about. It features relevant articles and news written by Filipinos for Filipinos here and abroad. I usually contribute about relationships, parenting, and child-related stories as these are the topics I love the most.
Recently, I wrote about How to Deal with Unplanned Pregnancy. My intention for writing the story was to help those who are overwhelmed or perhaps devastated about their surprise pregnancy. The article mainly focuses on how a mother handles the news of another pregnancy after just giving birth a year ago. Such a challenging situation many moms face alone because they do not know who to approach to. First, they worry about what others would say about them. Second, they just cannot accept the fact that they are indeed with a child – again.
I started with the article with my head dictating what to write. At the middle of my writing, I felt it was already my heart talking as I let my fingers type spontaneously. Then I have realized that perhaps, I pitched the story to my editor because I want to address the topic to myself. I have been silently dealing the same problem for months.
Yes, I am pregnant. And it is unplanned.