Below are a number of resources to support you during pregnancy and beyond, which we hope will be helpful to you.
We also call on the Government to do more for women in unplanned pregnancy, new mothers and their families. Much more work is needed in areas such as support for expectant mothers, bereavement care following pregnancy loss and perinatal death, homeless pregnant women, supports for pregnant women in education, mental health support and promotion of adoption.
Support in pregnancy
Gianna Care is an organisation committed to providing compassionate support to anyone facing an unexpected pregnancy or in need of help after an abortion. Gianna Care aims to remove or at least minimise the barriers for women and their families preventing them from continuing their pregnancy and let a woman and her family know that abortion is not their only option. Gianna Care’s help is free and strictly confidential.
Accommodation support during pregnancy and parenting support for new mothers
Anew has accomodation available for women who are pregnant and for a limited period following the birth of their child.
Support after a difficult diagnosis during pregnancy
See www.onedaymore.ie or www.everylifecounts.ie for support following diagnosis of a life-limiting condition in utero.
Post-Abortion Recovery and Healing
Anew offers post abortion counselling and support.
Rachel’s Vineyard Ireland provides counselling and healing programs for those hurt by abortion.
Women Hurt is a project initiated by women who regret their abortions and wish to share their stories of hope and healing with women who find themselves in similar situations.
The Miscarriage Association of Ireland is a charitable and voluntary body set up with the support of women and men who themselves have been through miscarriages.