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Surprise…you’re pregnant.  Now what?

Sometimes a surprise is a positive thing, and sometimes it isn’t.  That’s the way it is with getting pregnant.  Whether your pregnancy was planned or a surprise, you may be feeling a variety of emotions, some good and some not so good.  Regardless of how you feel right now, new life has been created within you. 

You have choices – and it is your choice to make.  At the Center of Hope, we encourage you to explore all of your options, so you can make a decision that works for you – today, tomorrow, and always. 

Consider your options: 

Deciding to Parent

If you’re pregnant, choosing to parent is one option to consider.

You may feel that you don’t have the skills to raise a child.  Guess what?  Many successful parents started out feeling just the same way.  If you decide to carry your baby to term and parent him or her, help is available.  You’ll want to begin getting prenatal care as soon as possible – for the health and well-being of both you and your child.

Worried about being able to provide for a child?  You can take advantage of our free “Earn While You Learn” program to earn a lot of the material goods you will need for your baby, like diapers, blankets, baby bottles, infant bath supplies, car seats, strollers, and clothing.

Adoption

You might feel that parenthood just isn’t a real possibility for you.  If that’s how you feel, another choice is to make an adoption plan.  There are many types of adoption available to you, including open or closed adoption, and you are in control - the choice is yours.

With open adoption, the birth mother and adoptive parents have open communication, with the amount of contact negotiated between the birth mother and the adoptive family.  With closed adoption, there is no contact between the birth mother and the adoptive family after the paperwork is completed.  The type of adoption you choose is up to you – you get to decide what will be best for you and your ability to move forward.

Abortion

Abortion is defined as the termination of a healthy pregnancy, either by drugs (RU-486) or surgical procedure.  All abortion procedures carry risk of complications – physical and emotional.

Abortion may have side effects.  Abortion has been associated with pre-term birth, emotional and psychological effects, and spiritual consequences.  Please call the Center of Hope so you can make an informed decision.

As with parenting and adoption, the choice is yours – and no one should pressure you into any decision about something as big as pregnancy.  There is a lot of information out there, and it can be difficult to know where to turn.  We’re here with help and support – just call or drop by the Center.