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Pregnancy Crisis Care

Our services...

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Pregnancy Crisis Care

Our services...

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Pregnancy Crisis Care

Our Services

We offer free, impartial, confidential:

  • Pregnancy testing*
  • Pregnancy choices counselling*
  • Post-abortion counselling
  • Baby loss counselling
  • Pregnancy support
  • Support groups

Our service is for all ages and you can contact us direct, or be referred to us by another agency.

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  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Unplanned Pregnancy
  • Post Abortion
  • Baby Loss
  • Pregnancy Support

Pregnancy Crisis care offers free, confidential pregnancy testing*. If you have missed a period by three days or more, please bring an early morning urine sample in a small sterile container. Results will be given at your appointment.

If your pregnancy test* result is positive, we offer unbiased information and impartial pregnancy choices counselling*, aiming to give you time and space to work through your feelings.

Further appointments can be made to enable you to do this. When you have made your decision, appropriate support and signposting to other organisations will be offered. Any medical implications of the test result need to be assessed or confirmed by a Medical Doctor.

If you think you might be pregnant and don’t know what to do next you may benefit from our impartial, confidential pregnancy choices counselling.* This is available for all who face an unintended pregnancy*. Both individuals and couples are welcome. Talking through your thoughts and feelings in a safe, confidential space can be helpful.

This can be done once or over a number of sessions as you explore your options and process your emotions. Once your decision has been made, we offer ongoing support and counselling if needed.

We can also signpost you on to other services who may be able to help you further. To discover more about your choices, please see:

  • Pregnant and don’t know what to do
  • NHS Abortion
  • Childline

If you find that you are struggling emotionally after an abortion, whether recent or many years ago, you can come and talk to one of our practitioners. We offer a sensitive post-abortion recovery programme enabling you to work through your feelings at your own pace.

If you’d like to make an appointment, please call us on 01752 246788 to discuss the support we offer. Sessions are available either individually or in a group (when available). Couples also welcome for our individual sessions. To find out more about support following abortion, please see www.counselling-directory.org.uk

If you have experienced any form of baby loss you may find it helpful to talk to someone. Baby loss includes the death of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, newborn death or termination for medical purposes.We can help you work through your grief, offering a sensitive recovery programme to support you (and your partner) for as long as is needed.

To find out more about how we could help you, or to make an appointment, please call us on 01752 246788. Our free, impartial, confidential sessions are available either individually (for women or men, with or without partners) or in a group (when available).

We are very proud to link in with Luna’s Fund, a local charity to us, who offer a lifeline after loss to bereaved parents. We are happy to receive referrals from and send referrals to Amy at Luna’s Fund – for further details of this amazing charity, please see their website: www.lunasfund.com

Baby loss peer support groups:

Face to Face & Online – free to attend

Small groups for anyone who has experienced baby/pregnancy loss. A safe and confidential space. A chance to meet others with similar experiences. Refreshments provided.

Face to Face twice a month – Wednesdays 10:30 – 12:00

Quaker House, Hyde Park House, 74 Mutley Plain, Mutley, Plymouth, PL4 6LF

Car Parks:
Napier Terrace, PL4 6ER, Service level – Free 3hrs (need to get a ticket)
Mutley Barracks car park, Ford Park Lane, PL4 – Free 3hrs

For more information or any questions, please contact natalie.winders@pregnancycrisiscare.org.uk or call 01752 246788 / 07384 755218.

If you are pregnant and struggling with depression or anxiety, we may be able to help you. Please contact your GP or Plymouth Options, and ask for a referral to us. Alternatively, you are welcome to make a self-referral. To do so, please contact us on 01752 246788.

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Charlette's Story

(with permission)

Charlette lost her baby at 18 weeks when he was diagnosed with Triploidy – a rare chromosomal abnormality. Charlette was 24 years old when she and her partner of nine years Karl Lee discovered she was pregnant. She was over the moon but began to worry at her 12-week scan.

I was spotting blood a bit during those 12 weeks but nothing major and the doctors didn’t seem to be worried. At 15 weeks I had another scan – they told me then that something wasn’t quite right with the baby. I went to see a consultant and they said that my baby was measuring too small; my consultant did tests and sat me down and told me I had three options. I could terminate it, I could carry on with the pregnancy, or I could have a test called chorionic villus sampling (CVS) to see what was wrong with the baby – I had to be stabbed through my stomach so they can remove tiny tissue sample from my placenta.”

Charlette decided to go through with the test and later discovered that her baby was diagnosed with Triploidy. “I kept thinking I had done something wrong. I thought there might be something bad with my genes.” Charlette gave birth to her baby boy at 18 weeks – she later named him Jax. A month after losing her baby, the 24-year-old struggled to come to terms with what had happened and asked for support from Pregnancy Crisis Care. “My mum volunteers at the Foodbank and a member of staff told her about the charity. Mum called and left a message. Julie rang me back straight away and told me to come in. I told her about everything that had happened. I was crying the whole time.”

Charlette fell pregnant again in April last year and gave birth to her baby daughter, Alexis Lee, on the 2nd December 2015. “I felt like I hadn’t given myself enough time to get over Jax. I thought people would judge me for falling pregnant again so soon. I felt so nervous when I went to tell Julie but she said it was brilliant news – I just cried. Julie kept telling me to try and think positively and I had to distance the two babies. I was adamant that my baby was going to die.”

Now Charlette is seeing Julie once a month and is the proud mum of baby Alexis, but she admits she doesn’t know where she would be without the Plymouth charity. She says:

I would be lost without Pregnancy Crisis – I used to suffer from depression when I was younger. Before I fell pregnant with Jax I was off the tablets – I didn’t want to go back on them after I lost him. Julie helped me do that – she helped me tackle my depression in a different way. I can’t thank Julie and Pregnancy Crisis Care enough. I never thought I would get to this place. I never thought I would have another baby! I hope by telling my story that I can help someone else who might be going through the heartache I went through. I just want to make sure that people know that there is help out there.”

Get in touch

Book an appointment

Our counselling rooms are on the second floor of Kinterbury House in Kinterbury Street, just a stone’s throw from Drake Circus shopping mall. Appointments can be made by calling or emailing the Centre.

Get in touch

Book your appointment

Our counselling rooms are on the second floor of Kinterbury House in Kinterbury Street, just a stone’s throw from Drake Circus shopping mall. Appointments can be made by calling or emailing the Centre.

Testimonials

In their own words

I cannot put into words how valuable the counselling I received at the Centre has been, and give you all my heartfelt thanks for all the work you do. You are lights in a dark place and the world so needs you.
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Just keep doing what you are doing, without your help I don't really know where I would be right now. You threw me a life jacket when I was drowning and helped me keep my head above the water. Thank you.
Client
I feel I have found peace, and the quality of my life now feels better. I feel my broken heart has almost mended and that I have hope for the future.
Client
I was pregnant to a married man and just went into fear and shock.....I am very grateful to have had the non biased, non-judgmental and understanding support I have received from Pregnancy Crisis Care. I don't feel as though I would have come through it without them.
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