Pregnancy Options And Decisions

  • See beyond your fears to the possibilities
  • Move in freedom, not in fear 
Unplanned Pregnancy?
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, we understand this is not an easy time for you. You may have many questions and fears. You may feel overwhelmed or confused. We are here to support you, to listen to the longings of your heart. 
Your dreams are not out of reach 
Take time to know your options. You owe it to yourself to be fully informed. There are real options and choices that will help you get back on your feet. You don't need to feel pressured to have an abortion. 
Every woman needs someone to understand her and believe in her
We offer a listening ear. Free, confidential support and a safe space to share. Talking to someone who is not emotionally involved can help you to clarify your thinking. 

You can find out more about fostering, parenting, adoption, abortion and the ongoing support available to you. 

Pregnancy Options

Here are some questions people ask us about their options

Can I Raise My Baby?

How can I get by financially? 

What about school/study or work? 

Where will I live? 

What medical appointments need to be scheduled?

What about the child’s father, my parents, my friends? 

I don’t feel able or ready to parent. What other options are available to me? 

I’m not a citizen or resident of New Zealand; how can I have this baby?

These might be just some of the questions you may have. If you are unsure, make an appointment with one of our support workers who you could talk to about all your options.

What About Adoption?

The decision to place a child for adoption can be made anytime during the pregnancy or even after the baby is born. You may have many questions about adoption if you are not in a position to parent right now.

Planning an adoption can be emotionally challenging but it can also be positive and rewarding experience. We want you to have a supportive, caring environment and to get the information you need. This will help you and your partner consider whether to prepare an adoption plan for your child's future.  

Click here for more information about adoption in New Zealand

What About Fostering?

Fostering is an option that gives you more time. It takes the pressure off the situation.

Fostering involves someone else looking after your baby for a set period so you work out what you want in life. During this time you can consider whether to keep your baby or plan for adoption.

We are here to help you. Contact us if you would like more information about your options or to chat about your situation. 
We offer support throughout the entire adoption process and after the baby is placed for adoption. We are committed to ensuring that everyone's options and rights are understood.

Contact us to discuss your situation with our friendly team and get more information about adoption.

What About Termination?

Deciding whether to have an abortion or continue with the pregnancy can be difficult and emotionally challenging.

The option of abortion is one to consider carefully, without rushing, as it is something that cannot be undone. 

It is important to be fully informed about the possible physical, emotional and mental impact of termination as all methods (surgical and medical) carry some risk. Factors to consider include the stage of pregnancy at which the abortion is carried out, the procedure used and the pre-existing health and emotional state of the woman.

We are here to help you get full and accurate information about your options, before you make your decision. 

Please note that this is not an abortion clinic. Contact our caring staff if you would like an appointment to discuss your options or would like to chat about your situation.

It is never OK for someone else to coerce you into a making a decision. If you feel threatened or someone is pressuring you, you can contact us or visit the Women’s Refuge page for additional support.
 Click here to find out what happens in a second trimester abortion 

What is Prenatal Testing?

Prenatal testing is designed to detect genetic disorders. This can be helpful in cases where physical problems can be medically resolved before birth, improving your baby’s chances of survival. 

However, some tests (such as amniocentesis) carry risks of damage to mother and baby. Other screening tests may indicate problems where there are none, or reveal problems for which there is no medical solution, leading to untold worry.

Before agreeing to any procedure, we encourage you to investigate the prenatal tests which have been recommended, their accuracy, purpose and side effects.

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