I’m Pregnant, Now What?

what-you'll-receive-at-CarisFinding out you are unexpectedly pregnant can be hard. We know you may be feeling a lot of pressure to make a decision right away. It’s important to allow some time to figure out how you’re feeling. Rushing into a decision about your pregnancy might actually create more stress.

There are many things you need to consider when making a decision about your pregnancy. Women who are pregnant have three options: parenting, adoption, and abortion. Be sure to think through each option and give yourself the chance to feel confident and good about your decision before you move forward.


When you are unexpectedly pregnant, a lot of well-meaning people often want to give you their advice and opinions on what decision they think you should make about your pregnancy. It’s important to remember that you are the only one who can make the decision. It can be helpful to talk to someone unbiased who is not going to try and convince you to do what they want—so you can decide for yourself what you want to do. That’s exactly what our Caris counselors are here for.

You can come into Caris at any time to talk with a professional counselor about your pregnancy and your decision. Our counselors are here to listen and help you figure out what to do next. They can also connect you with resources that may be helpful for your pregnancy.

If you’d like to talk with other women who are in a similar situation, or who have gone through unplanned pregnancy recently, consider a Connection Group. Hearing stories from other people about their pregnancy can help you figure out what decision you want to make. Sometimes it can feel like you’re the only person going through these things, but you’re not alone.

Our counselors won’t persuade you or give you their opinions. They will ask questions to help you figure out what you want to do and then help you with the resources you need.

If you have more questions, our counselors are available. Please contact us.

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