Know your options

Parenting

Being a parent is one of the most challenging, and rewarding, experiences in life. Welcoming a child into the world means a lot of changes: Some are big, some are smaller; some are exciting, others are scary.

Parenting Information

If you are undecided about your pregnancy, parenting is a natural option to think about. Parenting can be a challenge, but it can also be incredibly rewarding. Your child, no matter what stage of pregnancy development, is already half made up of you. Parenting allows you to watch as your child grows, takes her first steps, laughs, and develops his own unique interests.

There are a number of different types of parenting, ranging from parenting with a spouse, co-parenting with joint custody, to single parenting. The important thing to remember is, parenting can look very different for each family, and that’s a good thing! You have many parenting options, and thinking through them can help you create a plan for your future that fits in both a child and other important goals you may want to pursue.

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You’re not alone

If you choose to parent, you don’t have to prepare for it alone. Our staff is here to help you become the best parent possible. Our Earn While You Learn program is a way for you to build a customized pregnancy or parenting curriculum for yourself and your partner, together with a trusted coach who understands where you are. We offer individual sessions and group classes for both women and men.

These are some questions to discuss with our staff when you come for your appointment:

  • What kind of support may I have from the father? Might he for instance able to help financially, as a role model, or with childcare?
  • Can my family members help financially, with childcare, or in other ways?
  • Do I have appropriate housing? If not, can I live with family members or with another single mother?
  • Do I know about Nurse Family Partnership, WICMedicaid, and other programs designed to help pregnant and parenting women?
  • Do I know about CPC’s Earn While You Learn program?
  • Have I thought about how I can attain my long term goals in order to make a better life for me and my child?

This is part of our three-part series on pregnancy options. Click on to continue reading.

Adoption

We can help you learn the facts about adoption as you decide if it is a good option for you. We aren’t connected with any adoption agency and do not profit from your decision.

Abortion

We can get you all the facts and help you make a fully informed decision. Here’s what you need to know about the procedure, and our pre-abortion check list.