Pregnancy Counselling & Support
Sometimes there is no one
‘I’ve just found out I’m pregnant and I’m really scared. My boyfriend’s left me and I have nobody to turn to. Can you help me?’
‘I had an abortion last year and I thought I was over it. Now I can’t sleep and I can’t face going to work. My friends don’t know what’s wrong and I don’t want to tell them.’
‘I think I’m pregnant and I feel really shocked. Our two children are teenagers now and I can’t see how I could cope with having another baby at this stage. I need someone to talk to.’
At a time of crisis a person needs time to think, someone who listens, practical help, a relationship of trust.
When she is provided with this, a pregnant woman who feels she is in a crisis situation, is helped to reach a calmer state, and begins to think more clearly. Then she can evaluate her situation, the pressures upon her, her physical and emotional needs and her own strengths. This process will often lead her to feel more confident about continuing with the pregnancy.
She may continue with regular contact throughout the pregnancy, or move on to her own network of family and friends. If her decision is to proceed to abortion, she is assured that in no way do we abandon her, but rather encourage her to return if she is distressed, or simply needs to talk about her feelings after the abortion. Sometimes there is no one in her life in whom she feels she can confide.
Around 100,000 women in Australia experience an abortion each year. We are working to help change this shocking statistic. When we bring God’s loving care and encouragement to mothers, babies thrive, and all Australia benefits.
For 35 years Pregnancy Counselling & Support Tas. Inc. (PC&S), formally Pregnancy Support Service, has provided a listening ear and compassionate support to women experiencing difficulties due to pregnancy, and to their families. All services are provided free of charge. These include telephone and face to face counselling, referral to support services, pregnancy testing, post-abortion grief and loss counselling, ongoing support, help in the home and provision of baby clothes.
PC&S is at the McDougall Building, Repatriation Complex, 9 Ellerslie Rd. Open 10am till 2pm weekdays. Ph. 6224 2290 (counselling), 6224 2291 (office). Website