Support During Pregnancy
If you’re pregnant and need support, there are services and programs to help.
Are you pregnant? Are you about to become a parent?
This is an important, exciting time in your life. It can also be a stressful time for many expectant parents. You’re not alone. There are supports to help you and your baby stay well.
If you have trouble meeting some basic needs, being pregnant can be especially difficult. Here are some examples of unmet needs you may have:
• a safe place to live
• access to healthy food
• help leaving an unhealthy relationship
• access to prenatal care
• counselling for mental health or addictions
• transportation to medical appointments
There are government and community supports focused on meeting these and other unmet needs you may have during your pregnancy.
Do you need help reviewing your options?
Social Development’s Expectant Parent and Birth Parent Services Program provides counselling with social workers about your options when you’re pregnant or have just had a baby. Explain that you are pregnant or have just had a baby and need help.
Expectant Parent and Birth Parent Services can provide information about options related to pregnancy, support those considering adoption and/or are experiencing intimate partner or domestic violence, prenatal substance abuse, prenatal drug exposure, lack of external supports, lack of preparation, denial of pregnancy or the prior death of their child due to neglect or abuse.
For more information visit Social Supports NB’s Support During Pregnancy page.