Our centre is a place for you to feel safe while making some of the most important decisions of your life. You can explore your options and get information you need in a confidential setting where your privacy is respected. All of our programs and services are free.
Pressure from others can be tough to take, and the choices you face may be confusing and very overwhelming to think about. It gets complicated...we understand. Some of us have been where you are right now.
Taking time to talk to people who can help you with good information about all your options is the first step to making decisions that are right for you.
The Pregnancy and Resource Centre is not a medical facility or an abortion referral service.
List of Services Offered:
For more detailed information on each topic please scroll down.
You may be thinking about abortion as an option in your unplanned pregnancy. Registered nurses are available to help you understand how this may affect your physical, emotional, and spirtual health, both now and in the future. You have the right to understand procedures, and how abortion may affect you before you decide what to do. You will find a pressure free, private space to talk it over here at our Centre.
After an abortion, have you been experiencing…
Sadness or despair
Feelings of isolation or abandonnment
Fear or anxiety
A sense of foreboding
Guilt or shame
Sensitivity to babies and pregnant women
If you’re tired of trying to just “get over it” or pretending your abortion didn’t affect you, this 8 week group program, Living in Colour, might be right for you. Contact our office for start dates and times. Confidentiality is strictly maintained.
Adoption allows a birthmother to gift her baby with the future she envisions, and allows her to resume her own life plan. It's even possible in today's modern adoption to continue to be a part of the child's life, while continuing to achieve personal goals. We can refer you to a trusted adoption specialist for a one-time information meeting, to help you decide if this is right for you.
For those clients that do choose adoption we offer individualized prenatal education tailored for the needs of each client. Information on pregnancy, labour and delivery are provided. For a more detailed topic list please see the prenatal classes offered below. Post-adoption support is also available.
Maybe you thought about the "what if" or maybe you didn't...but now she's pregnant. Do you know what her choices are? Are you ready for how they might affect you?
What choices do you have to make? What are your rights?
We're here for you too. Let's talk about your situation and give you the information and support you'll need to get you through this time.
Men are also affected by pregnancy losses, including abortion, and can be surprised by their feelings. They often deal alone with confusing feelings and a real sense of loss, even years later. Sometimes they need help to understand their partner's reactions to the loss. Anger, guilt and sadness can be difficult to deal with, and hard to talk about. We can help.
We offer a monthly parent support group, where parents come together to share common problems and concerns and learn from each other. Make some new friends and keep connected with exciting things happening in our community for parents!
It's great to have ways to learn about parenting after the baby is born too. You can connect with nurses and an early childhood educator on our staff anytime you have questions or hit a "bump" in the road!
The prenatal program is offered at both our Leamington and Windsor offices. The classes are tailored to each client and will help you to prepare and plan for the birth of your baby. The session times are flexible to accomodate school or work schedules and are done in a personalized, one-on-one learning environment.
Prenatal medical tests and pregnancy terms
Bodily changes to expect while pregnant
Smoking and drug use during changes
Health and safety while pregnant
Optimal nutrition for pregnancy
The importance of sleep and exercise
Balancing work or school while pregnant
Labour and Delivery Topics:
Warning signs of pre-term labour
Coping strategies for labour and delivery
Medical terminology and your options
Developing a birth plan
The role of a doula
What to bring to the hospital
Mom and Baby Care Topics:
Myths of motherhood
Postpartum care for mom
Feeding (breastfeeding, bottle feeding, starting solids)
Bonding and attachment
Items needed to care for the baby
Basic infant care
The parenting program is offered at both our Leamington and Windsor offices. The classes are tailored to each client and will help you to learn how to effectively parent and aid in teh development of your child. The session times are flexible to accommodate school or work schedules and are done in a personalized, one-on-one learning environment.
We can also connect you with other places in the community that will help you navigate the challenges of parenting.
Nutrition throughout development
Understanding and coping with temper tantrums
Toilet traning strategies
The importance of play
Safetly in the home throughout development
Television and children
Managing sibling rivalry
Choosing a babysitter
Vital Choices is a school program designed for students in grade 7 to 12 by abstinence educator, Alison Dyck M.A., Individual, Family and Marriage Therapist. Through education, games and interactive discussion students learn to assess the risks of teen sexual activity, discover the rewards of waiting and develop personal guidelines. The program has been used since 1998 in public elementary and secondary schools, Catholic schools and a private Christian school. Volunteer speakers are also available for youth groups and utilized in the classroom setting.
The Vital Choices program is available in Windsor and Essex County Schools. Contact the Pregnancy and Resource Centre to learn how you can bring this program to your school.
Recommendation: “Alison has given presentations to our Physical and Health Education classes over the last several years at LDSS re: abstinence, STIS,etc. She has regularly brought in guest speakers. It has had a profound impact on many students. Her straight forward and informative presentations are now an integral part of our sex education unit. I highly recommend Alison as a very competent professional in this field.” February 21, 2010
Greg Wood, Dept Head Physical and Health Education, Greater Essex County District School Board