Monday, May 16, 2011

Help for those facing crisis pregnancies

If you are pregnant in difficult circumstances -- or if you know someone who is -- help is available. There are dozens of pregnancy care centers across Minnesota offering services and support for pregnant women and new mothers; they are listed with contact information here. Most offer 24-hour phone hotlines.

Nationwide, women can call any of the following numbers:

Care Net toll free: 1-800-395-HELP
Birthline Hotline toll free: 1-800-786-0200
Birthright Hotline toll free: 1-800-550-4900

Pregnant women can chat online with counselors here.