Kourtney Kardashian, like a lot of reality stars, has chosen to be open about almost everything in her life, and her recent unplanned pregnancy is no exception. But while some people have chosen to criticize her bun-in-the-oven candidness in recent weeks, we can't help but applaud it. In fact, we think there's a lot we can learn from Kourtney Kardashian and her situation. Among the bits of wisdom:
1. Remember to use your birth control. If you don't want to get pregnant, take precautions. Obviously. In Kourtney's case, she says she may have forgotten to take her pill prior to accidentally getting knocked up with off-and-on boyfriend Scott Disick's spawn. We suspect the knocking up would have been a lot less likely to occur had she actually remembered to take her pill, or if Scott chose to wear a condom. The Pill Affects Partner Choice
2. Seek the support of those you trust. When Kourtney realized she was accidentally expecting she turned to her best friend for support. Should you find yourself in the same situation, give yourself the same gift. A loving person you trust and you know has no ulterior motives is the least you deserve when you're facing an unplanned pregnancy.
3. Don't be afraid to consider all the options that might be right for you. When Kourtney talked with People and Celebrity Baby Blog about how she never considered adoption an option in her case, but how abortion was something she contemplated, the comment boards exploded. Commenters said that it was inappropriate for her to have thought about abortion, much less let the world know about those thoughts. But we disagree. Every woman should allow herself the chance to consider what's right for her—and distance herself from those who want to take that opportunity away from her.
4. Do your best to embrace whatever choice you end up making. In Kourtney's case, she decided to continue with her pregnancy, get back together with Scott, and celebrate all the changes occuring in her body. She says she is looking forward to what's ahead, and we believe her. Whatever choice you make, should you find yourself in the same situation, try your best to make peace with it and be happy. Kourtney Kardashian Loves Her Big Boobs
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