After an Abortion…
Things have not turned out as planned. The decision may have been your choice or you may have been coerced. Regardless of the reasons for the decision, some women experience unexpected, negative or unwelcome reactions after an abortion.
What you experience after a pregnancy termination may differ from other women. For some there may be an immediate sense of relief. Others may have regret. Some reactions may not be immediate but begin to show up days, months, or even years later. Men can also experience unexpected reactions after an abortion. It may have affected your relationship in ways that you had not planned.
You have permission to talk about this. You do not need to keep silent about the conflict or distress you are experiencing.
There is help.
You need a safe place to speak and be heard. We can offer you that safe place. Our trained peer counsellors are here to listen. Others have made the journey to healing through individual or group support.
There is hope.
If you are experiencing any of the following or other negative reactions please feel free to contact us.
No matter how long ago the abortion took place, we would like to help you heal. All calls, emails, and counselling are free and confidential. You can take the first step on your healing journey today.
You can choose a new beginning.
Our services are free and confidential. If you would like someone to talk with, just fill out the confidential form below and we will be in touch with you.
Need to talk?
Confidential Peer Counselling
You are looking for a safe place to talk. You are always welcome here. Your visit will be strictly confidential, between you and us. The exception, when required by law, is when you or someone else needs protection.
Our peer counsellors can share accurate Information about pregnancy options, fetal development, abortion procedures and risks, lifestyle issues or related concerns. All of your questions will be answered openly and honestly. One thing we don’t do is offer or recommend for abortions. If you have had an abortion we are here to listen with compassion and without judgement.
Our care for you will show in our words, in our sensitivity to your situation and in action. We care for our clients with respect and sensitivity. We offer relational and practical support. Please contact us for a confidential appointment.
Know your Options
You are pregnant... unexpectedly. Your emotions today are not what they were yesterday. It may be hard to think clearly. We can help you understand your options and find clarity.
The Pregnancy Care Centre is a safe place where trained peer counsellors will help you explore your options. We will discuss information on parenting, adoption and abortion with you. We will help you sort through the issues, choices, and changes. We can talk with your partner and your family. We can refer you for professional counselling, prenatal care, and other community services.
Confidential Counselling... for guys
She’s pregnant. What does all this mean?
Most men who face an unplanned pregnancy are catching up with the news. If you didn’t witness the pregnancy test it may be hard to get your head around the fact that she is pregnant. That’s understandable.
You may have many questions. Ask them. Take a step forward in learning what’s going on, before losing your head to fear. That may be easier said than done, but it's possible.
Your voice is important too. She needs to hear what you have to say. Whatever your commitment to the relationship is, today is an opportunity to step up and face the reality of the changes this pregnancy has set in motion. You need to understand your options too.
You are welcome here. There is space for you.
We are here to help you.
Our staff and volunteers care about you and your circumstances. Motivated by sincere love, and in partnership with the community, we create a caring, supportive, learning environment that provides hope and peace to all who are facing an unplanned pregnancy or pregnancy losses, such as abortion or miscarriages. We also affirm personal value in exploring sexual integrity as a lifestyle. Our services are free and confidential.
Crisis pregnancy peer counselling
Education on pregnancy and fetal development
Information on all pregnancy options, including abortion (procedures and risks), parenting and adoption placement
Practical support services (e.g. maternity items, baby clothes)
Advocacy and referrals to community services (parenting courses, single parent support networks, family physicians, educational and vocational programs)
Post abortion support services
Ongoing birth mother friendship and support
Sexual integrity education (emotional, physical, social and spiritual)
Counselling and support for miscarriage and post-partum depression