Women involved in an unexpected or difficult pregnancy may feel confused and unsure of what to do. These feelings are normal and will probably change while you are looking through your options. An unexpected pregnancy can change a person’s life. Take time to consider which option is best for you. Ask yourself;

  • What are my greatest fears?
  • How will this decision affect my baby’s father, parents, brothers and/or sisters?
  • How will I be affected mentally/psychologically, emotionally, physically and spiritually?
  • What are the positive/negative things about being pregnant?

The information below may assist you to work through to the option that is most suited to your situation.



Choosing to parent can be both challenging and rewarding. It is tough to imagine the future and the impact this decision will have on your life.


Adoption is a way of forming a family for others. It involves the placement of a child with adoptive parents, followed by a legal process which establishes the child as if he or she were born to those adoptive parents.


Abortion is most commonly performed between the 6th and 12th week of pregnancy, counted from the first day of the woman’s last menstrual period (4 – 10 weeks after conception). Abortion may also be performed after the 12th week.

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