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Are you facing an unplanned pregnancy? You may feel overwhelmed, scared or confused. You may be desperate for a quick fix and asking “How do I go back to the way things were?” The answer to your question is simple: You can’t go back because “unpregnant” is not a word. Your life has changed. But, you are not alone. The Cleveland Pregnancy Center (CPC) is here to help. Since 1984, the Center has been helping Cleveland area women just like you who are facing unplanned pregnancies. We can help you sort through your feelings, answer your questions and provide real emotional, spiritual, social and physical help.
Before visiting an abortion clinic, you owe it to yourself to get all the facts. Make sure you’re pregnant and determine how far along you may be.
The Cleveland Pregnancy Center can provide education on abortion procedures and your options. Cleveland Pregnancy Center does not refer for abortions.
If you’re concerned about being pregnant and want help with your next steps, make an appointment for a FREE and confidential pregnancy test at the Cleveland Preganncy Center.
Before making any decisions about what to do, know for sure you’re really pregnant.
If you're thinking about having an abortion, it's important to remember that abortion is a medical procedure. What type will you have? What are the risks? You deserve to know the facts. You deserve to know how an abortion can impact you now and in the future.
Perhaps you're thinking:
- The father is insisting on an abortion.
- I'm not ready to be a parent.
- I can't tell anyone I'm pregnant.
We know exactly how you feel, and you're not alone. We have both staff and volunteers who have been where you are. If you're considering abortion, you need to know:
- Are you really pregnant?
- Is your pregnancy normal? Or are you at risk for natural miscarriage? Or do you have a tubal pregnancy requiring immediate medical attention?
- How far along are you?
You may also be interested in knowing:
- Types of abortions?
- What are your rights with abortion providers?
- Are there any short-term or long-term risks to consider?
We can help you understand your choices and your pregnancy, discuss your health and provide you with abortion education.
Our center offers peer counseling and accurate information about all pregnancy options; however, we do not offer or refer for abortion services.
Disclaimer - This information is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.
You have lots of choices with adoption. Will it be open or closed? Will it be private or will you use an agency? You are in the driver's seat when making an adoption plan and there are lots of things to consider if you:
- Don't want an abortion and aren't ready to be a parent.
- Want to provide your child with a 2-parent family.
- Want to provide your child emotional and financial stability.
In today's adoptions, you can know your child and be a part of your child's life. You can have the peace of knowing your child is loved and cared for by the couple you choose.
We can help you understand your options with adoption.
You may have more questions than answers about parenting or maybe the thought of becoming a parent seems impossible to you at this time. We've talked to hundreds of clients who are concerned about things like this:
- My husband or boyfriend doesn't want the baby but I do.
- (For men) My girlfriend doesn't want the baby but I do.
- I can't tell my family.
- How will I finish school?
- How will I continue working?
- Where will I live?
- I don't have medical insurance.
- I can't afford a child.
- I'm too young.
Teri contacted the CPC a few months ago seeking an abortion. She faced an unplanned crisis pregnancy and saw abortion as her only answer. A single mother of three children, and one with special needs, Teri explained that she had many dreams for her life and could not see herself caring for another child. After ministering to her on the phone, she agreed to allow the CPC’s caring staff member to schedule her for an ultrasound. The care and compassion of our wonderful staff did not end with that phone call. One of our staff members transported Teri to her appointment and thanked God for another opportunity to minister and share His love. After seeing her baby on the ultrasound, Teri was even more brokenhearted and confused. It was confirmed that she carried life within her. She still could not imagine her life with the added responsibility of another child. How could she afford it?
Over the course of the ensuing months, staff continued to reach out to this young lady in crisis. Although she continued to consider abortion as her only solution, Teri now knew the Cleveland Pregnancy Center was here, non-judgmental and a place for those whose spirits are crushed. But the story doesn’t end here.
The CPC connected Teri with the caring and compassionate staff of a local adoption service. She learned that adoption is a loving choice and made the decision to make an adoption plan for her baby. Teri has been actively involved in the planning process and is working closely with the agency and her baby’s future adoptive family. She will be welcoming her baby girl into the world this September.
"Who has done this and carried it through, calling forth the generations from the beginning?"
Isaiah 41:4a NIV
Whether your first pregnancy, or if you’re already a mom, choosing to parent can be a difficult decision to make, but we are here to help you. You need support, education and someone just to listen to you. Contact the Cleveland Pregnancy Center. One way we can help you is through our Earn While You Learn Program. Our parenting coaches will help you better understand the challenges that lie ahead for you and your baby.