The thought of becoming a parent can be overwhelming at anytime, but especially if the news of your pregnancy is unexpected. Being responsible for a new life is indeed a big responsibility but it can also be one of life’s most rewarding experiences. In order to prepare for being a parent there will be a number of things to consider, including how a child will affect your financial situation, future plans and relationships.
A caring peer-counsellor will mentor you through your pregnancy and help you find programs in our community that will help prepare you for parenting and continue to provide support after your baby is born.
Your Pregnancy Concerns peer-counsellor will check in on you regularly to make sure that you get to talk about, and find solutions to your particular concerns.
I don’t know if I can handle this.
Depending on your situation you may feel emotionally unprepared for parenting. This is common, especially if there has been a breakdown in the relationship that brought about the pregnancy or if your circumstances would be complicated by the addition of a baby.
Peer-counsellors at Pregnancy Concerns are here for you to talk through your difficulties in being a parent and will help you find positive solutions. We offer ongoing friendship and support, and if needed, can refer you for extra support or counselling.
I don’t know if I can afford this.
One of the most common questions in becoming a new parent is how to afford a baby.
At Pregnancy Concerns we provide maternity and baby supplies free to our clients, for up to two years after their baby is born and can help you find other free or inexpensive resources in the community. We can also help you prepare a practical budget, if necessary.
I just can’t do this right now.
Perhaps, based on your situation, you cannot take on the responsibility of being a parent right now. There are alternative options which Pregnancy Concerns peer-counsellors can explain. We can help you understand abortion and adoption and give you information about temporary care arrangements, everything you need to consider before making your final choice concerning your pregnancy.