Unplanned pregnancy

Unplanned pregnancies are common among Canadian women of all ages; in fact, about half of pregnancies are unplanned.*

Deciding whether to continue an unintended pregnancy can be stressful.

A woman who is facing an unplanned pregnancy must choose what is best for her own unique circumstances.

Women may find it helpful to discuss their options with:

It is important to have access to counseling and services to inform yourself about the options available.

You can choose from three options (listed in alphabetical order) and decide what is most comfortable for you:

  • Abortion
  • Adoption
  • Parenting

Learning more about each option may help you in your decision. More information is available at the Canadian Federation for Sexual Health website.

*Statistic from The Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada (2009). Healthy Beginnings. Giving your baby the best start, preconception to birth, 4th edition.

Services related to this information:

Public Health Nursing offices, Eastern Health

811 HealthLine (Newfoundland & Labrador) – Call 811 or 1-888-709-2929 / TTY 1-888-709-3555

Planned Parenthood – Newfoundland & Labrador Sexual Health Centre

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Last updated: 2020-07-31