Activities & information for decision-making
Finding out you're pregnant can often lead to a lot of confusion and mixed feelings.
In this section we discuss the process of decision-making and have set out a number of activities to help you sort through your thoughts and feelings.
A woman-centred guide
This guide takes a woman-centred approach to pregnancy options.Learn more
Pregnancy options counselling
Finding out you have an unplanned pregnancy can leave you feeling confused and unsure of what to do. Counselling gives you the opportunity to talk to a trained health professional in a safe and confidential environment about your options.Learn more
How to make a decision
Decision-making is a skill that often involves some hard work and can be a short or lengthy process. For some women, making a decision about an unplanned pregnancy might be the hardest decision they've had to make so, for others it may be quite easy.Learn more
Feelings & values
Feeling a little confused about your unplanned pregnancy? That's quite normal. We have assembled a number of activities which we hope will help you sort out your feelings, your beliefs and your life goals.Learn more
Pros & cons
Feeling a little confused about your unplanned pregnancy? That's quite normal. Evaluating the pros and cons of the pregnancy options open to you may help you sort out your feelings.Learn more
Considering having your first child?
When faced with unplanned pregnancy women will experience a number of different feelings. Many are a normal reaction to a major life event, an event that can sometimes feel like a crisis.Learn more
Finances & housing
Your financial and housing situation may play a part in influencing your decision about your unplanned pregnancy. Here we set out some basic information for your to consider.Learn more
Pregnancy & parenting resources
There is a lot of health and medical information available about continuing a pregnancy and having a baby. Much of it is directed to women who have already decided to have a baby. However, some women may not be so certain about keeping a baby.Learn more
About adoption or alternative care
Alternative care and adoption are options for women who may want to continue their unplanned pregnancy but feel unable to raise a child.Learn more
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