Pregnancy options and support

Do you think you might be pregnant? Is it planned or unplanned?

The first step is to find out for sure by having a pregnancy test done.

Pregnancy test options:

Options counselling

Many women face unplanned pregnancies. It is common to experience fear and anxiety during this time. Talk to someone you can trust such as your partner, a family member, a teacher, a nurse, or a best friend.

The Health Unit’s Sexual Health Clinic offers free counselling to help you understand your options and help you find the assistance and services that you will need once you make your decision.

Becoming a parent

If you choose to become a parent, you must focus on taking care of yourself and your growing child.

Several agencies and health care professionals that can provide you with health care during your pregnancy:

Adoption

If you decide that adoption is the right choice for you, the following agencies can help:

Abortion

If ending the pregnancy is the right choice, you must contact the Options Clinic at Health Sciences North/Horizon Santé-Nord, 705.671.5265.

After an abortion, you may have many different feelings. Some women feel sad or a sense of loss, while others may feel relief. Talk about your feelings with your partner, family member, teacher or health care provider. Many abortion clinics also offer counselling and can refer you to other agencies for more help.


note: link “pregnancy” to Health Topics>Pregnancy

This item was last modified on June 12, 2015