HELPFUL LINKS

FOR HELP AND COUNSELING IN THE UNITED STATES

Are you pregnant? Do you know someone who is pregnant?

Sometimes, nothing could be scarier than wondering if you’re pregnant.

Free pregnancy tests are available in most cities in the United States and free counseling is also available. If you think that you might be pregnant, you can call OptionLine for free at: 1-800-395-HELP

You can also send an email at answers@optionline.org or get help through Instant Messenger 24 hours a day 7 days a week at: www.pregnancycenters.org

Early symptoms of pregnancy can also be found on: www.optionline.org/yourpregnancy
If you or someone you love thinks they might be pregnant, please! Send them this information now!

SAFE HAVEN: If you can't take care of your baby for any reason, you can drop your baby off at a SAFE HAVEN in the United States. Find a SAFE HAVEN in your state, or call SAFE HAVEN HOTLINE at 1-888-520-BABY (1-888-510-2229) anytime.

THERE ARE ALTERNATIVES TO ABORTION

Addiction and Pregnancy: A Guide for Mothers

Help for mothers who are suffering from addiction. Visit

DrugRehab.com

FOR HELP AND COUNSELING IN EUROPE

www.priestsforlife.org/plgroups/europe.htm

United Kingdom: For help in the UK, call National Helpline at 0808 802 5433 or for online help, contact Pregnancy Help.

FOR HELP AND COUNSELING AROUND THE WORLD

www.priestsforlife.org

FOR ADOPTION INFORMATION

Adoption Links for Birthmothers
Great website for birthmothers and birthfathers. Includes recommended books and helpful links.

POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION SUPPORT

PostpartumDepression.org
Approximately 600,000 women are diagnosed with postpartum depression each year in the USA. The team at PostpartumDepression.org provides the latest up-to-date information and free resources for women and families in danger and at risk. If you or anyone you know suffers from postpartum depression, please consider learning about the treatment options that are available.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY INFORMATION

TooManyAborted.com
Excellent website that educates the public about abortion’s impact on the African-American community via accurate and documented statistics, historical perspectives, thought-provoking videos, and personal testimonies. TooManyAborted.org encourages adoption and provides connections to local resources.

Cord Blood Donation

Cord Blood: Saving Lives One Cell at a Time
What is cord blood? Cord Blood is the blood that remains in the umbilical cord after the baby is born and the umbilical cord is cut. Although once considered medical waste and thrown away, scientists now know that cord blood is rich in stem cells. Stem cells are very important because they make many different types of cells in the body including blood cells that carry oxygen, fight disease and help stop bleeding. Umbilical cord blood stem cells are collected after the baby has been born and the umbilical cord has been clamped and cut.

To learn more about how you can donate your baby's cord blood after birth, call toll free 1-888-780-2885 or check out the website of  The Cord Blood Center.

AFTER ABORTION INFORMATION

AfterAbortion.org
This site offers a lot of information for healing after abortion and post-abortion education and resources.

TEEN PARENTING INFORMATION/ABSTINENCE PROGRAMS

Life Athletes
Great site that introduces "Professional and Olympic athletes who are committed to living lives of virtue, abstinence, and respect for life." Their focus is long-lasting "relationships that are built on honesty and fairness."

Life After Birth Book
A great website based upon the book Life After Birth, A Memoir of Survival and Success as a Teenage Mother, by Summer Owens, a young women who became pregnant at 15.

WORLDWIDE DIRECTORY OF PREGANCY HELP: HEARTBEAT INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE DIRECTORY OF PREGNANCY HELP

Maternity Home Directory
List of Maternity Homes in the United States, Canada and Germany

LINKS FOR FATHERS


Fatherhood Begins in the Womb
Great site with 32 second National Fatherhood Initiative's YouTube video "Light Saber."

National Fatherhood Initiative
GREAT site with tips for men: How to be a Dad.

Fatherhood Forever: Helping men find hope and healing after abortion
Great website for men with real stories, articles, free downloads, and a toll-free help line for men of any age.

INFORMATION & STATISTICS FOR SCHOOL REPORTS:


9 Months In The Womb
9 Months In The Womb: A Remarkable Look At Fetal Development Through Ultrasound By PregnancyChat.com
Students for Life of America
A "one-stop shop" for resources and facts for high school and college students.
A great place to get inspired, build self esteem, up your personal power and just feel better about yourself. Get teen advice about peer pressure, drugs and other hard teen challenges and decisions by checking out real life teen stories!"

TeenBreaks.com
New Site for teens – lots of info on pregnancy, abortion, guys, adoption, and other teen stress issues, including a page just for Girls 12 - 14.

My Teenage Pregnancy: A Choice and an Opportunity
The powerful and moving story of one young woman's experience