Helpers of God's Precious Infants (Ottawa–Gatineau)

Pregnant?… Worried?
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Pregnancy help


Nation-wide list of pregnancy help centres

HELPLINE (24 hour hotline)

Local (Ottawa)

St. Mary's Home
780 l'Eglise Street, Vanier

Miriam Centre
Suite 030, 2742 St. Joseph Blvd., Orleans

Suite 302, 200 Isabella St., Ottawa

Difficult prenatal diagnosis
An online outreach to parents who have received a poor or difficult prenatal diagnosis

Canadian Down's Syndrome Society

For inspiration:

No Limbs, No Limits
This is a 60 Minutes Australia interview with Nick Vujicic, an international motivational speaker who was born without arms and legs. His story of turning this great obstacle into an opportunity provides inspiration for alleviating suffering without eliminating sufferers.

Choosing Thomas
This is a news story about a couple whose unborn son, Thomas, was diagnosed with Trisomy 13, a rare and fatal DNA abnormality, at 20 weeks pregnancy. They nonetheless embraced his short life, carrying him to term and enjoying his presence for 5 days after birth. Thomas’s mother said, "I think sometimes when you make the toughest decisions you can get the greatest joy out of those. We didn’t terminate because we were hanging on to some sort of hope that there was a medical mistake, or that there was going to be some sort of medical miracle. We didn’t terminate because he’s our son."

Adoption help

Vivere - (24/7)
Canadian newborn adoption support

Canada Adopts
Section for birth mothers

Reach out for life

You and your unborn baby are important and valuable human beings with basic rights and individual needs. We care about you. We know you are facing perhaps the greatest personal crisis of your life. You don't have to face it alone.

All services offered with strict confidentiality.

Possible physical complications from abortion

  • perforation of the uterus or cervix
  • hemorrhage
  • infection
  • retained placenta or fetal parts

Possible post-abortion complications

  • Guilt
  • Anxiety
  • Depression and thoughts of suicide
  • Anniversary syndrome
  • Re-experiencing the abortion
  • Preoccupation with becoming pregnant again
  • Anxiety over fertility and childbearing issues
  • Interruption of bonding process with own children
  • Survival guilt
  • Development of eating disorders
  • Alcohol and drug abuse

More info regarding the risks of abortion.

Mt. 25:40 Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me. (Mt. 25:40)