Frequently Asked Questions


This pregnancy wasn't planned or expected. What are my options?

Our non-judgmental team at Zoe’s Place will talk you through each of three options: parenting, adoption, and abortion.

You will be able to ask questions and explore which option suits your situation best.

I feel like I need to make a decision quickly. How much time do I have to decide about what I want to do?
In most cases, your options won’t really change if you take a few weeks to make a decision. The most important thing right now is that you slow down and take as much time as you need to find out all the information and facts about each option before making a decision. Zoe’s Place is here to help you do that. You are not alone!
I’ve never been to counselling before. What happens in a Zoe’s Place appointment?

Although we use the term “counselling,” you can think of your appointment as an opportunity to share your story, ask questions, and have space to pause without any pressure.

Our non-directive guidance will help equip you with accurate, evidence-based information so that you can explore your options and make the decision that is right for you.

We are here for you, so we seek to answer the question, “how can we support you best?”

I’m thinking about abortion, but I don’t really know much about it?

It’s important to remember that abortion is a medical, and sometimes a surgical procedure, so as with all procedures there are some associated risks.

Our Zoe’s Place team will provide you with information about this procedure, and answer any questions you may have, such as:
• Are there different types of abortion available?
• Does it matter how many weeks pregnant I am?
• How is an abortion performed?
• Are there any long-term or short-term risks I should know about?

Make sure you have all the knowledge to make an empowered decision about your health and your future.

Remember, all appointments at Zoe’s Place are absolutely FREE.

I missed my period and am afraid I might be pregnant. What are some early signs?

Missing your period is definitely one sign that you may be pregnant. Other early symptoms which may commonly occur are:
o Breast tenderness
o Fatigue
o Nausea
o Food aversions
o Light bleeding (this can occur with implantation)

Everyone is different so experiencing these symptoms doesn’t necessarily indicate a positive pregnancy. Your best way to find out is to take a pregnancy test.

You can pick one up at your local chemist (you should wait a few days to take it after your missed period for best result)
or call us today. We offer free pregnancy testing here in our Warners Bay office.

I’m pregnant and feeling a little overwhelmed! What advice do you have?

Whether you were planning your pregnancy or it’s a total surprise, having mixed emotions about it is TOTALLY NORMAL!

On top of the emotional roller coaster, you may also be receiving mixed feedback from friends, family and even the internet with regards to what you should do and how you should feel.

Our advice is to take a deep breath, pause, and ring us for a FREE appointment. We are here to support you through your pregnancy and to help educate you on your options as well as what’s happening inside your body.

What sort of pregnancy help does Zoe’s Place provide?

Our aim is to support you on your journey no matter what it looks like. We provide education on your options, friendship and mentoring through our Mum 2 Mum program, and a non-judgemental, pressure free environment.

Call us today for a FREE appointment.