Help A Friend

Is Your Friend Pregnant?

Every year, Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices talks to friends, boyfriends, and parents of women who are experiencing unplanned pregnancy. If you are helping her through this difficult situation, let us know how we can help. Our staff can answer questions you or she may have about the pregnancy and her options.

Is Your Friend Thinking About An Abortion?

Your friend deserves to know the specific procedures of each available abortion method and their associated risks. She may also want to think about all her options, including parenting or adoption. There’s a lot to consider and we’re here to support her - just like you. Let us know if she’d like to make an appointment. Our services are free and confidential.

My Friend Thinks She's Pregnant

An unplanned pregnancy can create a difficult situation for your friend. She may be upset about missing her period or if she is experiencing other pregnancy symptoms. As her friend, you can help her understand her pregnancy and choices for her next steps by letting her know we’re here to help.

Tell Her Not To Panic Before She’s Sure

If your friend is worried about being pregnant, the most important thing she can do right now is take a pregnancy test. Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices offers free pregnancy tests that are laboratory quality. Make an appointment today for you to talk through your situation with one of our Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices counselors.

Many Pregnancies End In Miscarriage

Even if your friend has had a positive pregnancy test and is thinking about abortion, she should know that many pregnancies end in natural miscarriage. An ultrasound will help determine if the pregnancy is viable or if she might have a natural miscarriage.  We can refer your friend for a free limited ultrasound if she qualifies.

Pressure From Family And Friends

An unplanned pregnancy often brings added pressure if your friend is worried about disappointing family and friends or losing a partner. These feelings may make it difficult for her to feel she can make a decision freely. Boston Center for Pregnancy Choices can help her work through all the aspects of her situation and provide information about each option. Our goal is to give her the freedom to choose what is best for her unique circumstances and herself.