Options Discussions


Unplanned pregnancy? You have options.

Overwhelmed. Scared. Frustrated. Alone. Pressured. Stressed out. These are all normal feelings that come with an unplanned pregnancy. We are here to help. We're a safe place to come and talk about what is going on.

At Open Door Centre, we believe you need to make this decision based on what is best for you; what you need and not what everyone else wants. That's where we come in. We can help you sort through what is most important for you. You can come by yourself or with your partner.


Pregnancy Options

Pregnancy Pathways


Being a parent can be an exciting, rewarding experience. How do you know if you are ready for it? An unexpected pregnancy can cause fear about the future. We will answer your questions, talk through your concerns and give you lots of information about pregnancy and parenting. We are committed to providing practical care and resources for you.


Some women believe that abortion is their best and only option. Some women are ambivalent about abortion. Other women feel pressured to consider abortion. Everyone’s experience is different. You have a right to get all the facts. We are here to help you sort through your thoughts, feelings and questions about abortion. We will provide you with accurate information.

We encourage you to take the time you need to equip yourself to make your best decision. It is your pregnancy, your right to know and your decision.


Adoption may be a good option for you if you find yourself financially, emotionally or otherwise unable to parent. Choosing adoption is a difficult decision. We are here to help you determine if adoption is the right choice for you. We will provide you with the information you need to understand how adoptions work in Nova Scotia.

What can you expect when you come in for an unplanned pregnancy appointment?

We will provide you with a free pregnancy test; talk through your three options (parenting, abortion and adoption); provide you with accurate information and share a decision making tool with you, which will help you make an informed decision.


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