If you are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, chances are good that you need help. You are probably wondering where you can turn for medical attention, advice and general support. A crisis pregnancy center is an excellent place to start. If you are not aware of what a crisis pregnancy center is, the following information will be of great use to you. Once you know more about a crisis pregnancy center you can look for one that is nearby for help with your unplanned pregnancy.
Crisis pregnancy centers, commonly referred to as CPCs, are a place where you can find pregnancy resources. These non-profit organizations are usually established by supporters of the pro-life movement and exist to help a women choose to keep her baby or place her baby for adoption as opposed to terminating her pregnancy. Most CPCs are affiliated with larger pro-life christian organizations and oppose abortion because of their religious beliefs. They provide women pregnancy related advice and medical counseling based on these beliefs.
The most prevalent service that crisis pregnancy centers provide is pregnancy counseling. They offer peer and professional counseling services to help you explore your pregnancy options. Their services are free of charge and they are confidential. They do counsel with a bias toward you keeping your baby or placing them up for adoption.
Another service that CPCs offer is pregnancy testing. Testing at a CPC is free of charge and is offered in conjunction with counseling and support. Most CPCs offer these services by appointment, but some take walk-in and same day appointment request for pregnancy testing.
If you suspect that you may be dealing with an unplanned pregnancy there are many ways in which a CPC can help you. First and foremost, they can confirm your pregnancy through free pregnancy testing. After you receive confirmation of your pregnancy they can offer you counseling and peer support while you decide what is best for your pregnancy. They will also provide you information on all the options available to your for your dealing with your unplanned pregnancy. This will enable you to make an informed decision.
If you choose to keep your baby or place your baby for adoption, a CPC is an invaluable resource to have on tap. Centers like this offer material and financial support to pregnant women. For instance, if you are placing your baby up for adoption, you will need maternity clothes to carry you through your pregnancy. They will help you find maternity clothes to get you through your pregnancy. If you decide to parent your baby, they will often find and donate baby items, diapers, formula and even furniture.
Crisis pregnancy centers also offer help with other resources. This includes referral to adoption resources and referrals to public services. They also provide educational materials relating to pregnancy and parenting that can be very useful. Some even offer pregnancy and parenting classes for free.
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