Pregnancy Options & Support
Confidential guidance, resources and care
What Are My Choices?
First - Are you sure you’re pregnant? Maybe you took a pregnancy test, but was it a reliable one? If you think you might be pregnant, come to Birthright where you can get a free lab quality pregnancy test. The manufacturer states that this test is 97% to 99% accurate, seven to ten days after conception. All our services are free and completely confidential.
The hardest thing about making a decision is anticipating how you will feel about that decision in the future. When you’re in a crisis, you usually cannot think far beyond the immediate situation. Often all you want is for the problem to go away. Decisions that people most often regret are those made too quickly in a crisis. These kinds of decisions are not really decisions, but instead reactions.
At Birthright, we encourage you to stop, take a deep breath and think about your choices. Often, people will feel rushed to make a decision that they haven’t taken time to explore. You owe it to yourself to get all the information you need to make an informed decision. No one else can make this decision for you but it does help to talk to people who could help you work through all your choices.
Your situation is like no other. Your circumstances are unique and cannot be decided with some general facts on a website. Contact Birthright to talk with an experienced client advocate who will assist you in exploring a plan that is right for you. You can freely ask questions and work through your thoughts without fear of judgment or condemnation.
While many women regret getting an abortion, almost no mom could imagine life without their child, once he or she is born. Being a parent is an ongoing process of learning and adjusting. Every parent stumbles from time to time, but if you love your child and are trying your best, you will be fine. Birthright will walk with you throughout this journey. We can offer you the support you need and direction for what is available in the community. We offer a free Pregnancy Education Program, tailored to your needs, that will help you get ready for the baby’s arrival. We will walk along side you with emotional and material support. We even have a Men’s Mentoring Program where male volunteers help your partner to be a support to you and your baby. You are stronger than you think you are.
Abortion may seem like the simplest answer out of an unintended pregnancy but there are no easy answers. Maybe you don’t want to have an abortion but feel it is your only choice. Many consider having an abortion because they do not have the support or resources they need to have their baby. There might be people pressuring you to have an abortion that you don’t want. You may feel you have no choice – but you do. Birthright can help you explore the reasons you’re considering abortion and possibly offer alternative options. Any choice seems difficult right now. Would you make a different choice if your circumstances were different? Birthright can help you. Please contact us today.
Don’t automatically write off adoption as an option. Many women will say “I could never give my baby away,” but adoption provides a family for your baby. Adoption does not look the same as it has in the past. There are many types of adoption and you as the birth mother have the option to choose an Open Adoption and to determine the details of the adoption.
While Birthright is not an adoption agency, we can offer some insight and direction for this positive choice. The birthmother in turn, is able to face her own future with courage and hope. It’s possible that adoption is much different from what you imagine. There is no obligation to consider this option and you have nothing to lose by learning more about it.
I came to Birthright 9 months pregnant and living in my car. Birthright took me in when no family or friends would. It has taken me years to get my act together. I could not have done it without Birthright being at my side the whole way.
When my parents found out I was pregnant, they threw me out on the street. Birthright was there to pick me up and help me find a place to stay and materials to have my baby.
Thank you for always being just a phone call away. You’re the only one who seems to mean it when you say you will help.
Thinking you might be pregnant is the scariest feeling in the world. I felt paralyzed and had nowhere to turn. hen a friend told me about Birthright. I got a free pregnancy test right in their office and was so relieved that it was negative. The volunteer never judged me, she was supportive and kind.
My son would not be alive today if it wasn’t for Birthright. I didn’t have to sacrifice my education or career to have him either. Birthright helped me through the initial crisis and continued to help until I was on my feet again. The volunteers of Birthright treated me like I was family.
I just want to say thank you so much for caring. I praise God to have Birthright in my life. Thank you for all the gifts and for coming to my house when my son was sick.
I was scared, alone and saw no way out of this mess. Then I found Birthright. I wasn’t alone anymore. They walked with me and held my hand. They gave me hope that things would get better. Thank God for Birthright.
I thought I was completely alone in the world – and then I called Birthright. The hope you gave me that night, and in the coming months, turned my crisis into joy.
I was ashamed when I called Birthright. My daughter had run off and left her baby with me. I didn’t know what to do and I’ve never had to ask for help from anyone. You never treated me bad. You never judged me. I’m so glad I called.
It feels so good to know that there are wonderful people like Birthright in this world that help others. You don’t know how much you are appreciated. Things have been financially stressful but we are starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I wanted my wife to have an abortion. I was out of work, we already had two kids and we were late on our mortgage. My wife didn’t want the abortion but I didn’t see any other way. Birthright showed us the way. My son is five and I can’t imagine life without him.
I was one of your first clients. My son is grown now and a very fine man. Thank you.
How did you know? How did you know to call just when I needed you? My husband beats on me, my family turns away from me, but you are always there. You are more than Birthright. You are my friend. I love you.
I have never forgotten how Birthright help me through my crisis. Now two years later I am a single mom of a beautiful little girl. I hope you will pass these clothes on to let others know there is always hope.
I am 28 years old, happily married with my own child. Each day I realize that my very existence and destiny once depended on the decisions of a frightened teenager. I’m so proud of my mom for having me.
Thanks for always being just a phone call away. You’re the only one who seems to mean it when you say you’ll help.
You don’t just help people, you reach out to the hearts of the people you help and that is really special. Thank you for improving my life!
Seventeen years ago I was in a crisis pregnancy and there were caring people at Birthright to help me get through it. Now I feel God calling me back to Birthright to pay it forward and help others.
I didn’t want to get an abortion but I felt I had no other choice. Birthright offered me the support and resources I needed to have my baby.