My period was late, and it was all I could think about. It couldn’t be, could it? My heart beat fast as the doctor smiled and told me I was pregnant. I froze and asked her to repeat herself. Inside, I panicked with a hundred and one questions racing through my brain. What would my family think? How was I going to tell the father? Was I going to have to raise this baby on my own? I was so mad at myself. I had disobeyed God and now I felt like I was paying the price!

After I found out, weeks flew by and I still hadn’t told my family. I was trying to decide what would be best for the baby. I was scared and alone because the father denied the child. One night I received a call from a friend who told me about the Pregnancy Care Centre. I went the next day and spoke to a counsellor. It was the best decision I ever made.

I shared my heart out and told the PCC support worker my fears, and my desires, as I bawled. I’ve never cried so much in my life! It was a therapeutic experience, they made me feel, comfortable and was very understanding. I would encourage anybody who’s confused of what decision to make regarding their baby to do their session. This life boat session changed my perspective of thinking of how I would parent my child, regarding finances, character, personality, family history and background. It gave in-depth detail of how I would make a good mother. My fears of being a single mother finally started to dissipate.

Is your period late? Do you have many questions and want answers? We want to care for you in your unexpected pregnancy. Contact the Pregnancy Care Centre at 416-229-2607 to speak to a support worker who can offer you clarity in your decision.

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