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Sunparlour Pregnancy & Resource Centregnancy and Resource Centre, Our Services

Our Services

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: 

     Abortion Information

     Abortion Recovery Program

     Adoption Information

     Community and School Education

     Free Pregnancy Tests

     Help for Guys

     Parenting Resources

     Parenting Support Group

     Prenatal Classes

     Parenting Classes

For more detailed information on each topic please scroll down.

 

Abortion Information

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.

 

Abortion Recovery Program

After an abortion, have you been experiencing…
 Sadness or despair
 Feelings of isolation or abandonnment
 Fear or anxiety
 A sense of foreboding
 Disturbing dreams
 Guilt or shame
 Anger
 Addictive behaviour
 Self-harm
 Emotional numbness
 Painful relationships
 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 Information

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.

Free Pregnancy Tests

Our pregnancy tests are sensitive, and are offered in a confidential environment where your privacy is respected.  We encourage you to bring your partner, a friend, or a family member to support you during this stressful time.

Help for Guys

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.

Parenting Resources

Our Care Closet functions through donations from the community.  Depending on current availability we are able to help parents with maternity clothes, children's clothing, small baby items and occasionally larger items such as strollers and bedroom furniture.

Parenting Support Group

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!

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Prenatal & Parenting Classes

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 Topics:

     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

     Household safety

     Items needed to care for the baby

     Basic infant care

     Infant sleep

     Infant Crying

     Developmental stages

 

Parenting Program

 

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.

 

Parenting Topics:

     Nutrition throughout development

     Understanding and coping with temper tantrums

     Toilet traning strategies

     The importance of play

     Safetly in the home throughout development

     Bedtime routines

     Television and children

     Managing sibling rivalry

     Family traditions

     Choosing a babysitter

 

School and Community Education

  Vital Choices School Program

Vital Choices is a school program designed for students in grade 7 to 12 by educator Daniela Untaru B. Eng., B. Ed. 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 SPRC has been providing education programs such as this 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 Daniela at the the Pregnancy and Resource Centre to learn how you can bring this program to your school. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

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