I am Pregnant and Considering Terminating My Pregnancy
If you just found out you are pregnant, you may be upset, overwhelmed, concerned about your future, and confused about what to do. An unplanned pregnancy is not an easy thing to face and it is perfectly normal to feel anxious about your situation. You have a lot to think about and important decisions to make.
Perhaps you have shared the fact that you are pregnant with others in your life. If so, it is likely that they all have an opinion about what you should do. You may be feeling pressure to terminate your pregnancy. Remember that no one, not your friends, not your boyfriend, not even your parents can force you to terminate your pregnancy. That decision is yours alone, no matter how old you are. And remember, the father of your child is required by law to assist in the support of the child.
If you would like someone to talk to, our trained consultants are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your calls, listen to your concerns and connect you with a nearby pregnancy center. If you would prefer to contact a pregnancy center directly, you may do so by locating a pregnancy center in the “Locate a Pregnancy Center” section of this website. The pregnancy centers have compassionate, trained advocates, who have years of experience helping others in your situation, and who will listen to your concerns and needs, answer your questions, and help you consider your options.
So What are Your Options?
- Carry your baby to term and parent.
- Carry your baby to term and make an adoption plan.
- Have an abortion.
It is a big decision that only you can make. But you don’t have to make it alone. Help and support are available. The Florida Pregnancy Support Services Program’s network of participating pregnancy help centers offer confidential support and information about all pregnancy options. The centers do not, however, provide or refer for abortion.
I Am Pregnant and Would Like Assistance Preparing for My Baby
So you are pregnant. Are you feeling a little overwhelmed and unprepared? The Florida Pregnancy Support Services Program (FPSSP) offers free counseling, pregnancy information, and classes to prepare you for pregnancy, childbirth, and parenting. These classes cover many topics including the following:
- What to expect
- What’s safe, what Isn’t
- Prenatal care
- What to Expect
- Birth (Vaginal and Cesarean)
- Infant care
- Breast and Bottle Feeding
- Bonding With Your Newborn
- Car Seat Safety
- First Aid
- Routine Illnesses
Most FPSSP pregnancy centers allow participants to earn items such as maternity and baby clothing, diapers, formula and baby food, baby bath items, cribs, and infant carriers by participating in on-site classes and training.
To find a center near you, click here “Locate a Pregnancy Center”.