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Frequently Asked Questions
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions.

Could I be struggling from a past abortion? 

For the woman who is experiencing emotional distress after an abortion, the Centre offers one-on-one peer support through our Living in Colour Program. Many women, even decades following an abortion, find themselves needing help to heal and move forward.

 

Living in Colour is a faith-based program offered by a peer support worker and not intended as a substitute for professional counseling. This may also be offered individually or in a group setting.

 

​For those who feel uncomfortable with faith-based programming, alternative grief support can be made available.

I think I might be pregnant. What should I do?

Taking a pregnancy test can be an overwhelming experience. At the Pregnancy Centre you can take a reliable, free & confidential pregnancy test. The results will be available in minutes. Our hCG urine tests can detect pregnancy 10-14 days after conception and are 99% accurate.

​Our Centre is a safe and welcoming place where you will meet a trained staff member who will assist you to perform your own pregnancy test. She will talk to you about your individual situation and help you explore all your options.

You might be pregnant if:

  • You have missed one or more menstrual period.

  • Your breasts are swollen and/or tender.

  • You are nauseated or have had a change in appetite.

  • You are tired or dizzy.

  • You have to urinate more often.

  • You have recently gained or lost weight.

I think I need an abortion. Is this the best option?

Gathering information on abortion procedures and risks can be an important step in making an informed decision. We do not provide or assist in arranging abortions, but we will provide you with information to help you make your decision.

 

​Some women feel immediate relief after an abortion while others have negative emotions immediately or years later. Our trained staff will help you work through your decision. ​Regardless of your decision, we will be here to support you.

 

Post-Abortion Support

 

For the woman who is experiencing emotional distress after an abortion, the Centre offers one-on-one peer support through our Living in Colour Program. Many women, even decades following an abortion, find themselves needing help to heal and move forward.

 

Living in Colour is a faith-based program offered by a peer support worker and not intended as a substitute for professional counseling. This may also be offered individually or in a group setting.

 

​For those who feel uncomfortable with faith-based programming, alternative grief support can be made available.

Is adoption an option for me?

An unexpected pregnancy can be very overwhelming, and you may feel that you are not emotionally or financially able to take on the responsibility of parenting right now. Adoption may be an option for you.

Our support workers will walk with you throughout your journey of creating an adoption plan. The decision to make an adoption plan can be made at anytime during your pregnancy or after the baby is born. We provide information on open and closed adoptions, referrals to other agencies and support. We will help you navigate this process and also provide grief support following the adoption.

Is it possible for me to parent?

An unexpected pregnancy can come with a lot of questions and insecurities. The Pregnancy Centre offers a pregnancy and parenting program that can give you the tools and support you are looking for to parent well. The program offers information about what you can expect physically and emotionally throughout your pregnancy as well as some helpful information about parenting a newborn. A peer support worker will meet with you weekly throughout the program to answer your questions and offer the support many new parents want.

Pregnant and scared? Need Answers?

Call us! We are here to help. All services are free and confidential.

Monday - Thursday 9am to 5pm - 705-759-9100

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Need to Talk to Someone Now?

24-hour support hotline:  1-800-712-4357 

https://optionline.org/

Pregnant and scared? Need answers? Call us! We are here to help.
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