Here are some of the early symptoms of pregnancy that many women experience: missed period, sick to your stomach, breasts are tender and sore, feeling extra tired, feeling dizzy, weight change, metallic taste in the mouth, and emotional fluctuations.
If you are not sure if you are pregnant, please get in touch with us for a Free Pregnancy Test.
How Do I Make An Appointment?
Our service is free, caring and confidential. Contact us and we will respond to your request as soon as possible.
We offer a lab quality, urine-based pregnancy test that is more than 99% accurate. You will know the result immediately. If the test is positive, we will encourage you to confirm your pregnancy with your doctor through a blood test or ultrasound.
What should I expect when I come for an appointment?
At the Pregnancy Centre, we understand that you may feel overwhelmed, worried or stressed about the possibility of being pregnant and the decisions you need to make.
You can expect caring, supportive, and non-judgemental help from one of our trained support workers who will be sensitive to your situation. She will privately listen to your concerns and help you with your next steps.
This is not an abortion clinic. We offer support and information to anyone who may be facing an unexpected pregnancy.
Can I bring another person with me to the appointment?
Yes, you are welcome to bring your friend, parent, partner or spouse with you to your appointment. We understand that the people closest to you and their opinions are important to you as you consider your options. We want you to feel comfortable and be knowledgeable about all the support and options available to you.
However, if you feel that you are being pressured by others to make a decision that you are not comfortable with, please let us know when you make the appointment, that you prefer to meet alone with our support worker.
Will you share my personal information with others?
No. All information you share with us is kept confidential (except when we are required by law to report situations of abuse, suicide or homicide).
You will be asked to fill out a registration form that is used only for statistical purposes in our office. We respect your privacy.
Here are some ways in which The Pregnancy Centre can help you if you are pregnant
• A safe and confidential place to talk about your circumstances
• A non-judgmental and relaxed environment where your concerns will be listened to
• Information about pregnancy options and the support available to you
• Help to develop a plan for how you can complete your education or keep your job
• Answers to your questions about adoption, fostering, parenting and abortion
• Support options to help you raise your other children now that you are pregnant
• Resource contacts for the support available to you as a newcomer in Christchurch
• Support before you tell your parents or partner about your pregnancy
• Help to build your support team throughout your pregnancy
• Medical referral due to concerns about your health or the health of your unborn child
• Emotional support because your partner is no longer involved in your life or is pressuring
you to terminate a pregnancy against your wishes
• An opportunity to talk to someone who has experienced an abortion
• Help because you feel guilt and sadness after your abortion
• Support to work through your fear of losing a pregnancy because of past miscarriages