Our Empowering Pregnancy program is designed to provide the additional support you may need throughout your pregnancy as you transition into parenthood or navigate the adoption process.
SHORE’s Pregnancy Support Outreach worker will walk alongside you and provide a range of emotional and practical support to help you have a healthy pregnancy.
We recognize that unplanned pregnancies often present unique needs and challenges. There are two components to Empowering Pregnancy: one-on-one outreach support and CenteringPregnancy prenatal group care.
We will provide you will flexible support based on your needs, priorities, and decisions. SHORE’s team will set you up for success throughout your pregnancy and beyond.
If you have questions or want to see if Empowering Pregnancy is the right fit for you, please fill out this form or contact our Pregnancy Support Outreach worker for more info at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please let us know if you require a language interpreter.
Our Pregnancy Support Outreach worker is here to help you navigate all of those extra challenges that come along with having an unplanned pregnancy.
Based on your needs, priorities, and decisions, we can provide:
- One on one counseling sessions and nonjudgmental care
- Information and referrals to community resources
- Accompaniment to appointments and/or transportation assistance
- Support navigating practical challenges like housing, childcare, applying for benefits, employment, finding a healthcare provider, etc.
- Advocacy, and more!
CenteringPregnancy is group prenatal care bringing people with similar due dates out of exam rooms and into a comfortable group setting.
Topics covered include goal setting, stress management, labour, newborn care, feeding, family planning, and more.
Over the course of 10 sessions, CenteringPregnancy will connect you with others who are also beginning their pregnancy and parenting journeys. We create a non-judgmental, safe environment where participants are free to ask questions and share ideas.
Make friends, enjoy snacks, and learn/grow together. We provide transportation assistance if needed and this program is entirely free.
We are in the development phase of planning this group and will be starting our first group in Winter 2020. Keep an eye on this page for updates.
“The support I get from SHORE Outreach is phenomenal. I know I always have someone to count on to get me to my appointments and give me the emotional support I need to help make my pregnancy a breeze. My worker, Ash, is very sweet and so fun to talk to, and I consider her a good friend that I trust a lot! Robyn is also very sweet and helpful and supportive as well, though I haven’t talked to her much, she and Ash went out of their way for me to help me put a very difficult bed frame together when I couldn’t, haha. I enjoy the time I spend going to my appointments and know I can count on them to be there. I always recommend SHORE’s Outreach program to anyone who is having difficulties while pregnant, because without them, I wouldn’t be where I am today nor would I have the support I do now.”