Your first thought might be, “Oh no, there’s no way I could parent a child!” But, you may be surprised at all of the support and resources available to you. Take a closer look at the possibility of parenting.
Is parenting right for you?
Being a good parent has nothing to do with whether you planned on getting pregnant or not. It has everything to do with the time and effort you put into caring for your child. Like your other two choices, adoption or abortion, parenting can be a difficult decision to make. At Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic, our goal is to get as many resources into your hands as possible.
As you consider parenting, are you asking yourself some of these questions?
- What if my husband/partner doesn’t want the baby, but I do?
- How do I tell my family? Will they give me their support?
- How will I finish school?
- Can I continue working?
- Where will I live?
- Can I afford a child?
- Am I too young?
These are all important and valid questions. The fact that you’re thinking about them shows responsibility and courage.
Choosing to parent
We want to support your decision in every way possible. To help you be the best parent you can be, we’ll provide education and practical skills before and after delivery.
Our Life Essentials Programs
Our Life Essentials Program covers valuable topics to equip you for this wonderful new journey.
Essentials in Pregnancy
At the Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic, our goal is to teach you lifestyles and habits that promote a healthy pregnancy. In this course, we are committed to educating you with practical tools and information to help you through all nine months.
- Eating for two
- Your developing baby
- Emotions of pregnancy
- Your changing body
- Getting ready for baby
- …and more.
Essentials in Parenthood
Raising a child is both challenging and rewarding. Although children don’t come with instruction manuals, you can be better equipped to take on the role of parent. We’ll teach you how to be confident parents and raise a healthy, happy child.
Essentials in Motherhood
As part of our ongoing support, our Essentials in Motherhood class offers helpful lessons to give you confidence and the practical information you need.
- Infant care
- Sleep and crying
- Potty training
- …and more.
Essentials in Fatherhood
In our Essentials in Fatherhood program, each lesson is simple, full of encouragement, and designed to help guys be the best father they can be.
- The importance of spending real time with your family
- Role models
- Respect for Mothers
- Being a leader
- …and more.
We’re your support network
Being unexpectedly pregnant can be overwhelming. Choosing how to handle it is even more difficult. If parenting is right for you, we won’t be satisfied until we know you have all the skills you need to be a successful parent. You won’t have to do this alone.
Contact us and let’s talk about the possibility of parenting.