Don’t panic. Life is not over.
An unplanned pregnancy is a hard thing to face. There are so many decisions to make and questions to answer. Those around you might want things “back to normal,” like it never happened. And you might think it would be great to just be “not pregnant” again. But the truth is that nothing will ever change the fact that you were pregnant.
Don’t cheat yourself. Take charge of what happens this time and decide what is best for you—best for you now and for the rest of your life. You have choices to make and each choice has its own consequences. Friends and family will have opinions and offer advice, but only you can choose what is right. Only you have to live with your decision. Rushing into important decisions is usually not a smart idea.
Support is available. You are not alone. We care about you and your future. We can provide support for you every step of the way, without judging you or telling you what to do. We are a non-profit organization funded by the Pennsylvania Department of Human Services. We’re committed to assisting women in unplanned pregnancies by providing compassionate and practical support and alternative-to-abortion services. Whether our counselors have personally been through this experience or have helped others through it, they are ready to support you.
Whatever you need—there is help. Maybe you want someone with you to tell your parents or boyfriend. Maybe someone can help you stay in school or get a job, or help you find baby food or furniture. Or, maybe you just need someone to talk to and listen to you. Whatever you need, we’ll be there.