Unexpected Pregnancy

You’re facing one of the most difficult decisions of your life. You may fear your family’s reaction. Your partner may not be ready for fatherhood. There may be no money. Diaper changing may look like a poor substitute for education and a promising career. Giving up a baby for adoption after going through pregnancy and labour may seem unbearable. Abortion might look like your only option.

Am I really pregnant?

Come in for a free test. Our lab-quality tests can detect pregnancy 10-14 days after conception and are 99% accurate. You will also meet a counsellor trained and experienced in pregnancy-related concerns. She will discuss your individual situation and help you explore all your options: parenting, adoption and abortion. We believe that complete and accurate information will help you make a choice that is best for you.

How should I tell my parents?

First Step’s support workers care, and are trained to help prepare you to discuss your pregnancy with your parents and your partner.

Where can I learn about pregnancy?

Our support workers can discuss fetal development and how pregnancy would affect you, and give you information about sexually transmitted infections. We can provide referrals for medical care and other community assistance. Check out our pregnancy FAQs page.

My girlfriend thinks she’s pregnant! What should I do?

Don’t pressure her. You can bring her in for a free pregnancy test. You both need someone to talk to. We can give you the facts you need to know. See our guys’ page for more info.

If I make an appointment with First Step, can my boyfriend come with me?

Of course! New places can be intimidating, so it’s comforting to bring someone you trust. It may be a boyfriend, a good friend or even a sibling.

The people that I have told are putting a lot of pressure on me – is this my choice or what?

People have a whole lot of opinions, but they are not in your situation. Make sure your decisions in life are really yours. Get as much information as you can, so you can make a real choice that you can live with.

Will this nightmare ever end?

Fear is always worse when we don’t have all the information. Fear feeds off confusion, uncertainty, isolation, and imagination. Trained support workers can help you sort through the issues and choices, and provide emotional support. We’ll be understanding and honest with you because we care.

You are not alone, we’re here for you. Contact us for an appointment today!

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