What You Need to Know About Parenting
There’s no question that deciding to have and raise a child can be challenging, even for those who planned to become pregnant. At Hopeline PRC, we want to offer you the confidence you need to truly consider and choose parenting as an option. We’re available to talk through what’s on your mind. Schedule an appointment today to learn more.
Is Parenting Right For You?
The idea of parenting is frightening. In fact, every option for your pregnancy is a big decision, but you might be surprised at what community assistance is available to you if you choose to parent. Let us help you weigh this important option against the others.
Being a good parent has nothing to do with whether you planned on getting pregnant or not. It has everything to do with the time and effort you put into caring for your child.
You may have more questions than answers about parenting at this time. That’s normal, and we want to help. Clients who have considered parenting ask things like:
- What if my husband/partner doesn’t want the baby, but I do?
- How do I tell my family? Will they give me their support?
- How will I finish school?
- Can I continue working?
- Where will I live?
- Can I afford a child?
- Am I too young?
These are big questions to ask, and because you’re thinking about them, you probably have a lot more maturity than you realize. Parenting is a huge responsibility but also an incredible reward.
What kind of help is available?
If you do decide to parent, we offer support. We provide parenting classes to new mothers and fathers. Classes cover how to raise a child and what to expect during each stage of a child’s life. When you attend these classes, you will earn “bucks” that you can cash in for baby essentials in our boutique. These baby items include:
- Baby clothing
- Baby bottles
In addition, we can offer referrals for the following resources:
- Prenatal Care
- Parenting Support
- Mental Health Services
- Immigration Help
- Health Insurance
- Food Services
- Energy Assistance
- Domestic Violence
- Career Coaching
Where to begin
You may have more questions than answers about parenting, or you think being a parent is impossible for you. Hopeline PRC can help you explore your concerns, along with each of these options so that you can make an informed decision about your pregnancy.
Our staff members understand what you are facing, and will give you the support and guidance you need to make the right decision. Make your no-cost, confidential appointment today at Hopeline PRC.