Crisis Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, and want to be, fantastic! Visit our section on Pregnancy Health for tips about how to have a fun and healthy pregnancy. But, if you are one of many women who was not planning to get pregnant, and you are not sure this is good news, then you are in the right place. An unplanned pregnancy can be a terrifying experience, and many women in this situation would even call this situation a crisis. If you are facing a crisis pregnancy, you don't have to go it alone. There are many options for navigating an unplanned pregnancy, including visiting a local non-profit Pregnancy Center to help any woman faced with an Unwanted Pregnancy.

What is a Pregnancy Center?

Pregnancy centers (also called crisis pregnancy centers or pregnancy resource centers) are non-profit agencies staffed with caring individuals who want to help you through this most challenging time in your life. Most centers are supported by donations, but a few are also funded with grants. All services are offered at no cost to you, and once you arrive there is usually no wait to see a counselor. Many centers are medical clinics with a full range of free services. The most common service is free pregnancy tests for anyone experiencing any of the following pregnancy symptoms.

The staff are non-judgmental and most are volunteers who give of their time because they care about you. No women should have to face the challenge of discovering she is pregnant alone.  Check and see if there is a pregnancy resource center nearby so that you can begin getting the support that you need.

Pregnancy Center Services

Most centers offer:

  • Free Pregnancy Tests
  • Pregnancy Education
  • Physician and Clinic Referrals
  • Fetal Development Information
  • Pregnancy Options Counseling
  • Abortion Information and Alternatives
  • Post-Abortion Counseling or Support Groups
  • Counseling for Sex and Relationship Issues
  • Free Maternity Clothes
  • Baby Clothes, Supplies and Furniture
  • Educational Literature & Videos
  • Housing Referrals
  • Referrals for Childbirth and Parenting Classes
  • Referrals for Adoption Agencies
  • Referrals for Legal Advice
  • Peer Support & Encouragement
  • Spiritual Guidance
  • Some centers are also medical clinics and may offer:

  • Blood Test for Pregnancy
  • STD Testing
  • Prenatal Ultrasound
  • Prenatal Care
  • Official Letters for Public Assistance
  • Why Should I Visit a Pregnancy Center?

    The choice you make regarding your pregnancy will have a profound effect on your body, your relationships, your emotional well-being, and countless other aspects of your future. When you visit a pregnancy center, they can offer support, practical help, and options counseling. You owe it to yourself to get all the information and support you can. Since pregnancy resources do not profit from your decision, you don't have to worry about being pressured into making a choice before you are ready.

    What Kind of Women Visit Pregnancy Centers?

    Women of all ages, races, and socio-economic backgrounds avail themselves of the services offered by their local pregnancy centers. This includes women of all faiths or of no religious persuasion, single and married women, pro-choice and pro-life women in equal numbers, poor and wealthy women, students, parents, and many others. One in ten American women have visited a crisis pregnancy center.

    Also in this section, you can learn about:

    • Making a Decision
    • Adoption
    • Abortion
    • Different Abortion Methods
    • Things to Consider Before Choosing Abortion
    • Emotional Issues Surrounding Abortion
    • Choosing an Abortion Provider
    • The Dangers of Herbal Abortions
    • Sex Education and You
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    I feel so hopeless, I have had irregular periods for at least 10 years. I wondered if I would ever be able to concieve a child. Thanksgiving day I took a test and it read positive. I was so happy I didn't know what to do with myself. 7 weeks later I have painful cramps and then bleeding. I feel so hopeless?
    7 years ago
    Me and my husband stopped trying or thinkng on having a baby, but we still do the dirty as much as we did... Yeterday when i took a pregnancy test cause my last period was really light and spotty, but when i took it two pink lines came up, and i went out to show him, and he even watched one line fade away... My mom says the same thing happened to her to when she was pregnant with me... but i dont know, and doctors where i live are no help at ll, cause they just say whatever and drug you up.
    9 years ago
    i am on my 4th day of my period and my partner cummed in me last night and the night before. i want to know if im more fertile in the first couple days of my i safe ?
    10 years ago
    my wife whose age is 39 years old we are working in different part of the world for almost 3 years and that years that we are not in each side we never got any sex contact but this September 16 - October 2 we have a sex contact and her menstruation is 11 - 13 ever month. now her monthly period is not yet come and she is already delayed. is my wife already pregnant or just her monthly period is delayed.
    10 years ago