When faced with an unexpected pregnancy you have options. We are here for you.
Being a parent can be one of life's most rewarding yet challenging experiences. We can connect you with the resources you need. The thought of being a parent can be overwhelming, especially if the news of your pregnancy is unexpected. Caring for a new life is a big responsibility. Many people would like to be parents at some point in their lives. Although the timing and your current situation may not be what you pictured, your pregnancy still offers you the opportunity to experience the joy of becoming a parent.
We can help.
We can help you understand and realistically evaluate your options and also explore help and services available to you. Taking good care of your baby means taking care of yourself. Starting before your baby's birth, your physical health and emotional well-being are important, as is a healthy lifestyle.
We provide instruction on prenatal care and childbirth. We can help you with newborn and parenting support programs. We can also help you access a wide range of community resources available to you.
Adoption may be an excellent option for you and your baby when you find yourself financially, emotionally or otherwise unable to parent. Choosing adoption is a difficult decision. We are here to help you determine if adoption is the right choice for you.
Why would I consider Adoption?
I want more for my baby than I can give him right now.
I am a good parent but don't know how I am going to manage.
I would do anything to give my child a good life but I have things to accomplish before I am ready to be a parent.
If any of these statements describe how you are feeling, adoption is a parenting choice to consider. Adoption has changed. You have choices. We can help you make the adoption plan you envision. Let's talk.
Our trained peer counselors are available to discuss with you any questions you may have regarding having an abortion, barriers to continuing a pregnancy, risks associated with abortion, and alternatives to abortion.
We are here to help you understand all your options so that you can make an informed decision. It is your pregnancy, your right to know, and your decision to make. We are committed to providing you with caring emotional support, no matter what you decide.
Please contact us if you'd like to discuss your options further. We provide accurate information on all options; we do not provide abortion referrals.
Everyone's experience is different. Many women experience strong negative emotions following an abortion, so if that's you - you're not alone. Some of these negative reactions may be immediate; and some occur many years after the abortion. Post-abortion grief can be related to a woman's age, length of pregnancy, previous mental health, religious or cultural beliefs, or whether she was pressured into an abortion.
This is described as the inability to:
Process the painful thoughts and emotions about a crisis pregnancy and subsequent abortion – guilt, anger and sorrow.
Identify the loss that has incurred.
Come to peace with self and others.
Symptoms of Post-Abortion Stress may include:
Feeling compelled to conceal an abortion
Experiencing prolonged depression
Experiencing disturbing thoughts about babies and abortion
Having lingering guilt and shame
Believing you are unworthy
Avoiding relationships or struggling with intimacy
Reacting physically and emotionally when abortion is mentioned
Anxiety over fertility or childbearing issues
Alcohol and drug abuse
Engaging in self-destructive behavior
Having thoughts of suicide
Women come to us hoping to resolve feelings of guilt, anxiety and depression. Women also inform us of secondary symptoms such as flashbacks of the abortion procedure, addictions, eating disorders, self-harm, anniversary syndrome, spiritual disconnection, preoccupation with becoming pregnant again, and interruption of bonding with future children.
We can help.
If you or someone you know may be experiencing post abortion stress, contact us. Individual counselling and support groups are available.