Parenting Information

Are you considering parenting as an option for your unplanned pregnancy? If so, we can help answer any questions and address any concerns you may have about becoming a parent. We understand that parenting requires a lot of time, energy and resources, but it can also be extremely rewarding. Plus, there are plenty of resources in the community to help you be a successful, loving parent to your new baby.

Ready to Become a Parent?

You may be wondering: “Am I ready to be a parent?” Many women and men have this thought while considering their options. The truth is, no one is ever 100 percent ready to become a parent – and that’s not meant to scare you. It simply means that there will always be new things to learn, but you will take it one day at a time. The best thing to do is to prepare mentally, emotionally and financially. Here are some things to consider when thinking about becoming a parent:

  • Your financial situation
  • Your relationship with the father
  • Your support system – including friends and family
  • Your career or education path
  • Your living situation

These are just a few of the things to start thinking about as you consider parenting. At the Pregnancy Help Center, we can help you talk through all of these aspects of your life and give you the resources you need to make an educated decision regarding your unplanned pregnancy.

Parenting Support

Parenting can be a scary step for everyone – even couples who have planned to become pregnant. There is a lot to learn and it can be difficult at times, but just know that you are not alone. The Pregnancy Help Center offers education and resources, like community referrals and support throughout the pregnancy and birth. We also offer material assistance to women who need additional help in providing clothing and basic necessities to their new baby.

Already a Parent?

  1. The Pregnancy Help Center can offer support for you even if you are already a parent. It can be hard to envision having another child, when you already have one or more, but we are here for you, offering judgement free help, throughtout your pregnancy. Below is just a small list of what we can assist you with:
    1. Referrals for childcare assistance
    2. Referrals for housing and utility assistance
    3. Referrals for food assistance
    4. Referrals to domestic violence shelters

Whatever your current needs and regardless of how many children you have, our staff and volunteers will work diligently to help you.