Pregnancy is a gift from God, it is never a stigma. For the past weeks (and months), I've been receiving good news from friends about their upcoming motherhood. Everyone is happy for them, shrieking, jumping with joy, hugging, touching and rubbing their tummies as if a genie will suddenly appear. (I felt a pang of envy--very slight, because I thought I was also pregnant, until And all these friends are married. I was thinking, what about those who got pregnant out of wedlock? They, too, deserve to be happy. More than ever, they need love and understanding.