Gathering information and resources may be the last thing on your mind when you’ve just discovered you’re pregnant. The good news is that we’re here to help you get some ideas on where to start.
Read on to learn more about the types of pregnancy resources and support available in your community.
Types of Pregnancy Resources
There are multiple categories of pregnancy resources and programs available to those who are pregnant, and they can provide for the different types of needs you may encounter.
Government assistance can range from health insurance that will pay for your medical care to programs that assist in providing proper nutrition and basic necessities for your pregnancy and your baby after you give birth.
Women’s Pregnancy Care Clinics
Women’s pregnancy care clinics, sometimes called pregnancy resource centers, are oftentimes specifically dedicated to providing resources to women facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Some of these resources can be very valuable in the early days of your pregnancy, including free ultrasound scans of your pregnancy, as well as guidance and counseling to answer your questions and help you learn about all your options.
Many nonprofits are focused on helping and empowering those who are pregnant to succeed.
On top of all that, these organizations offer a strong network of support for you from other women who are excited to help you succeed.
If you are still a student, your school may have programs and assistance for you as well. Many schools know the needs of their students can change unexpectedly and have resources already in place for those developments.
This includes resources that allow those who are pregnant and young moms the opportunity to continue to pursue their education and professional plans.
Where to Get Started
With all the pregnancy resources and support available to you in your community, you may feel confused about where to start.
That’s where A Friend for You can help. We can match you with a member of our team who knows what it’s like to face something overwhelming, like an unplanned pregnancy.
They’ll listen to your concerns, learn the needs you have, and be able to connect you to the best programs, resources, and organizations to help you with your pregnancy.
Even more than that, they’ll support you, walk alongside you, and be there for you as you move forward in your pregnancy journey.
Contact us today to get started and be empowered to make the best decision for your future.