Pregnancy Resources

WomenSource provides the following pregnancy resources to help women facing an unplanned pregnancy:

Adoption

www.adoptioncouncil.org: National Council for Adoption is devoted to serving the best interests of children through adoption. Learn more about the ways in which NCFA works to promote the positive option of adoption. (703) 299-6633

www.chsfs.org: Children’s Home Society and Family Services offers adoption programs, education and support through Post-Adoption Services and pregnancy counseling. They can also facilitate open adoptions where birthparents and adoptive parents meet, select each other and agree to an ongoing relationship centered on the best interest of the child.

First Care Pregnancy – Phone number 612-746-5668

Abortion & After Abortion

Conquerors group: Conquerors is a support program for men and women suffering from the painful affects of a past abortion. Conquerors provides healthy, biblical principles as tools for healing after abortion. Our safe and confidential atmosphere fosters maximum personal growth and healing. (612)-746-5663 or e-mail: coordinator@conquerorsafterabortion.org

Marian Project: One-to-one post-abortion support and group support, sponsored by the Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Call (651) 291-4515. (web site not currently available) The support can be face-to-face or by phone or email at: respectlifeoffice@archspm.org

Marian PATH: 8 weeks of free group therapy for post-aborted women led by a licensed psychologist and licensed social worker. Contact: Sonya in the Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis (651) 291-4515. E-mail: respectlifeoffice@archspm.org

Counseling Referrals: Contact Sonya in the Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis at (651) 291-4515, or e-mail: respectlifeoffice@archspm.org

www.Afterabortion.org: A source of information on the aftereffects of abortion and post-abortion healing, with over 500 links to thousands of printed pages of original research, testimonies, articles, and resources. Most of these are drawn from articles and books published by the Elliot Institute, one of the nation’s leading authorities on post-abortion issues.

www.herchoice.org: Her Choice is a web site where you can listen to recordings made by people who have faced the abortion question. These are real-life abortion-related testimonies made by people who were in situations similar to what you may be in now. They will tell you about the pressures they were under, the paths they chose, and the results of their choice. (952) 223-1374

www.hopeafterabortion.com: Project Rachel is the name of the Catholic Church’s healing ministry to those who have been involved in abortion. 1-888-329-3773 or e-mail: noparh@juno.com

www.rachelsvineyard.org: Rachel’s Vineyard is a safe place to renew, rebuild and redeem hearts broken by abortion. Weekend retreats offer you a supportive, confidential and non-judgmental environment where women and men can express, release and reconcile painful post-abortive emotions to begin the process of restoration, renewal and healing. 1-877-467-3463 or (952) 882-2072, or e-mail: Rvr-nancy@usfamily.net

Especially for Men

Fatherhood Forever Foundation is dedicated to helping men find healing and hope after abortion by creating awareness that abortion does have an impact on men and providing encouragement and resources to those seeking help.

Memorial Blood Centers (paternity testing): Memorial Blood Centers conducts paternity relatedness and immigration testing for customers all over the world with many of our customers coming from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota and South Dakota. We provide fast, confidential results that are legally admissible, reliable and AABB accredited. (612) 871-6636

Minnesota Fathers & Families Network: Mission: MFFN promotes practices and policies that support positive father-child relationships and family relationships through informed practice, public policy and system change. (763) 473-7432.

Pregnancy/Baby Development

Wondering when your due date would be?
Click here to go to a due date calculator.

www.pregnancy.com: Learn about what’s happening in your body right now, and how to take care of yourself during pregnancy.

www.pregnancy.about.com: Another online resources to answer many of your most important questions about pregnancy and childbirth.

Miscellaneous

www.pregnancyinsurance.org: Helping uninsured pregnant women navigate pregnancy and maternity insurance options.
www.ob-ultrasound.net: Learn more about how ultrasounds work, and why they are used during pregnancy.

www.standupgirl.com: Read blogs and share discussions with other women and girls who have been in your situation–hear their personal stories, and share your own.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSu6XZ45Tw4: The story of Eduardo Verastegui, star of the movie “Bella”. At the end he speaks of his faith and his experience preparing for Bella.

www.bellamoviesite.com: A movie about an unplanned pregnancy. Synopsis: An international soccer star (Eduardo Verastegui) is on his way to sign a multi-million dollar contract when a series of events unfold that bring his career to an abrupt end. A beautiful waitress (Tammy Blanchard), struggling to make it in New York City, discovers something about herself that she’s unprepared for. In one irreversible moment, their lives are turned upside down…until a simple gesture of kindness brings them both together, turning an ordinary day into an unforgettable experience.

www.prenatalpartnersforlife.org: Prenatal Partners for Life has a web site that contains both information and testimonies of parents who have faced the diagnosis of a serious birth defect such as Trisomy 18 or Down syndrome. It offers the chance for parents to contact those whose stories appear for more support. (763) 772-3868

www.BeNotAfraid.net: Support for parents facing poor prenatal diagnosis.

You can call TLC Options for Women’s 24-Hour Confidential InfoLine at 1-888-652-1140.