If you’re currently a student, we would love to talk with you! We want to assure you we are a judgement-free zone. Everything is kept strictly confidential meaning we will not tell your parents, teachers or friends. Because our services are free, we can be your one-stop-shop to determining your next steps for your pregnancy.
Should I stay in school?
Getting pregnant while still in school can be scary, but pregnancy doesn’t mean everything else in your life needs to come to a halt. Education is one of the most important things you can pursue for your future. Most schools provide a student counselor, advisor, or advocate. Talk with them and ask how they can help you adjust your schedule while you’re pregnant.
How do I tell my parents?
Once you’ve taken your in-clinic pregnancy test and confirmed you are definitely pregnant, it’s time to have a consultation with one of our volunteers. You’ll also want to have an ultrasound to confirm how far along you are in your pregnancy. An ultrasound will tell you the exact gestational time and if your pregnancy is viable. Once we have that information, we’ll discuss your options including abortion, parenting, and adoption. Then, it will be time to tell your parents. Just as you’re shocked and scared, they will be too. You may be angry with yourself for not being careful. They might be angry, too. Remember to give them time to process and then follow up with another conversation later.
Talking to your parents about an unplanned pregnancy isn’t easy. All of your lives will be forever changed no matter what choice you make. However, with the right information and facts, you can help them understand what you’re going through, what your options are, and how they can support you at this time. By reaching out to the pregnancy center first, you won’t be handling it alone. You’ll have the support of people who understand and care.
Directions to the Pregnancy Care Center
If you attend one of these nearby schools, find out the easiest way to get to the center.