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I'm pregnant. What do I do now?

Kawartha Lakes Pregnancy Centre

I'm pregnant. What do I do now?

  • Tell someone you Trust
  • If you have just confirmed that you are pregnant, you are probably feeling very upset, emotionally torn and possibly even afraid. It is important to take a little time to sort through your feelings. The decisions that you make are extremely important, both for yourself and for your unborn child.
  • Ask yourself, who is the person in your life that is most committed in genuine love and care for you.
    • It may be your parents
    • Your grandparents
    • A sister or brother
    • Even a trusted friend
    • It may be the birth father of the child that you are carrying
  • Alternatively, you may prefer to speak directly with your doctor.
  • It may help you to call our Centre and talk with one of our trained support counsellors.

But you will need to talk to somebody to give you support. An objective person can help you sort through all of the decisions and pressures that you will have to deal with.
The most important thing for you to know is that there is help and care available to you. You do not have to handle this crisis alone.

  • Consider all your options.
    • A crisis or unplanned pregnancy will cause you to have to make some very difficult choices. Part of you may want to avoid making any decisions at all. The best choices will be ones that help you to think through all of your options. It is better to make an informed choice rather than a rash decision that you may later regret.
    • How do I make a good decision?
      1. Assess the problem.
      2. What are my options and alternatives?
      3. Gather information about each option.
      4. List the strengths and weaknesses of each alternative.
      5. What are the long and short term implications of this decision?
      6. What are the risks associated with each decision?
      7. What is my decision?
      8. Does the decision I make support or contradict what I really believe is right (for me and my unborn child)?

For further information: See KLPC's Educational Resources on this web-site.