This pregnancy wasn't planned or expected. What are my options?
Life isn’t predictable and we can be thrown completely off balance when difficult situations, such as an unplanned pregnancy, unexpectedly happen. With all the confusing thoughts and emotions, it can be difficult to make decisions about your future. Hormonal changes during pregnancy can also add to the difficulty. Our non-judgmental counsellors at Zoe’s Place are here to talk through your concerns and questions surrounding parenting, abortion and adoption options.
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 counselling appointment?
All services, including counselling, at Zoe’s Place is absolutely FREE, and appointments usually go for about an hour. Your counselling appointment at Zoe’s Place is a non-judgemental space for you to pause and take the time you need to make a decision. Our counsellors are here to listen to your concerns and questions surrounding your situation and pregnancy, and they are trained to support you in making a decision. Zoe’s Place seeks to provide you with accurate, evidence-based information about each of your options. You can have as many counselling appointments with us as you feel you need to.
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. Counsellors at Zoe’s Place can 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.