4776_02F05949_bw_s1-628x250Think you’re pregnant? An unexpected pregnancy can be difficult and emotional – with alot of things to think about and work through.

The first step is to confirm the pregnancy through a pregnancy kit – which can be purchased from a supermarket, chemist or doctor.

Then it’s important to take the time to consider your options. If you’re visiting this site, you’re probably doing that right now: adoption, abortion, parenting, permanent placement and more. Please click here for a breakdown of options available in New Zealand. 

Do you want someone caring and understanding to talk to?

The organisations below will put you in touch with someone who understands what you’re going through, who can provide free and confidential support.

Whether you’re looking for someone to talk to over the phone, a friend who can go to appointments with you or somewhere to stay, give them a call 24/7, so they can support you through this new phase in life.


Pregnancy Counselling Services

Pregnancy Counselling Services are here to help, listen and support you. There is a caring trained Pregnancy Counsellor at the other end of the the phone every hour of every day 24/7 and they are available to meet with you face to face. The service is strictly confidential.

Nationwide Toll-free 24/7 0800 773 462 (0800 PREGNANT)
021 289 8727 (021 2 TXT PCS)


Family Life International

At Family Life International, our caring team can help and support you. Facing a crisis pregnancy? Feel you are at risk? Or maybe struggling to come to terms with the loss of a child? We can provide a safe, caring, supportive and completely confidential environment. Our help is provided free of charge and with no strings attached.

Free Phone 0800 367 5433


0800 U Choose

0800 U Choose is an Auckland-based organisation, which provides help for women facing crisis pregnancies and/or difficult circumstances. This includes pregnancy support, a place to stay, practical teaching on baby care, maternity clothing, adoption education & referrrals, financial support and more.

Nationwide Toll-free 0800 U CHOOSE (0800 824 6673)
(09) 292 4357 or 021 293 6687 (texts welcome)


The Pregnancy Centre Palmerston North

The Pregnancy Centre offers a caring, friendly, non judgemental environment for young girls and women who find themselves in situations that are just “too big” for them to deal with alone. Our trained staff are able to talk over options and refer clients when necessary to the appropriate Agencies.

  • Respectful confidential support
  • Pregnancy testing and full information about pregnancy options.
  • Pregnancy counselling
  • Problem solving: no problem to big or too small
  • Counselling after an abortion
  • Counselling after a miscarriage
  • Infertility issues
  • Adoption


The House of Grace

The House of Grace is a home for pregnant teens, providing support and education up to birth.


Crisis Pregnancy Support

Crisis Pregnancy Support works by:

  • Empowering women to explore ways of overcoming both real and perceived barriers to continuing their pregnancy.
  • Giving caring and practical support. When necessary financial support can be accessed through a trust in Wellington.
  • Helping to find emergency accommodation when a women needs a space free from pressure to reflect and explore her feelings.
Nationwide Toll-free 0800 004 277


Steve and Emma Dunne

Steve and Emma have been married for more than twenty years – and would love to help you as best they can during this time of pregnancy. As a Mum and Dad to eight wonderful children, three of whom are adopted, they still maintain contact with the birth families where possible.

Contact Steve and Emma by emailing sdunne@slingshot.co.nz.

They would love to hear from you.

Pregnancy Centre

The Pregnancy Centre offers support and care to any woman, couple or family facing the turmoil of an unplanned pregnancy or pregnancy loss.

Our caring team is ready to provide support and someone to talk to, and our help is free and confidential.

We are based at 88 Idris Road, Bryndwr, Christchurch and are open on weekdays from 9:30am-2:30pm.

We also have a Vinnies Hub at the Vinnies Store, 265 Stanmore Road, on Mondays and Thursdays from 10am-2pm.

How we can help:

  • Free, caring and confidential help
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Full information on your pregnancy options
  • Practical help and support – baby clothes, nursery items, maternity wear
  • Baby loss and post-abortion support
  • Natural fertility awareness
  • Please drop in or call us. We are here to help.

    03 351 3227 or 0508 437 348

    Birth Mum Support

    Are you considering adoption? Birth Mum Support offers online and in-person support (in Christchurch) and a “buddy system” for those considering adoption and those who have adopted out their children

    Mothering Advice

    Do you think abortion is your only option? Christchurch-based Mothering Advice is available to support you in whatever ways we can, in your decision either to keep or adopt your baby,

    Email Paulette at motheringadvice@gmail.com