I'm Pregnant. What Are My Options?
I’m Pregnant. What Are My Options?
You’ve had a positive pregnancy test. You may also have confirmed your pregnancy with a doctor. If this is an unexpected pregnancy, you may be asking yourself these questions:
- Am I ready to be a parent?
- What will others think of me being pregnant?
- Will I lose my job or career, or educational goals?
- Will I have enough money to raise my child?
- What if my partner or my family won’t support me?
- Who can I tell?
Such questions are common and helpful, as you seek help and resources in order to make an informed decision.
What Are My Options?
If you are pregnant, you have primarily 3 options:
To learn more about these 3 options, you can click on the above links, or watch the video below:
Considering Your Options
During this time of decision-making, you may wish to more fully consider your personal circumstances, feelings, needs, goals, strengths, values and beliefs in light of your choices.
No matter which option you choose, it has to be the one you have decided — based upon accurate information on all your options, and without pressure by others.
Practical Next Step?
Consider talking to someone you trust, like your peer counsellor, your partner, a family member, or a good friend.
Connect with an online peer counsellor, or check out a pregnancy centre near you. They will help you explore your options. Discussing your thoughts and feelings with someone can help you understand what’s important to you and find your way forward.
You don't have to do this alone. Help is available.