Happily, most pregnancies are welcomed and celebrated. But for you, an unplanned pregnancy may have become a crisis. Suddenly your world has turned upside down. your plans for the future, your relationships, your education, your career, and your wellbeing are threatened.
A Painful Dilemma
Few women readily choose to terminate their pregnancy and may find the thought distressing, but when facing an unplanned pregnancy, many feel there is no alternative.
It is hard to think about the positive aspects of having a baby in such circumstances, and the responsibility of becoming a parent can feel unwelcome or even frightening. The practical, economic and emotional aspects of managing life with a child may appear overwhelming.
For some, adoption can be an alternative to both parenting and abortion. Choosing to have the baby adopted may mean that their child will have the life they want for him or her, but the thought of giving away a baby after giving birth may seem unbearable.
What the Service Offers
Quiet Waters offers you a calm space, a listening ear, accurate information and the time to think things through in a safe, confidential and supportive environment. Our aim is to help you make your own informed choices about your life and situation and not be pressured or panicked into a sudden decision.
Ongoing support is available whatever decisions are made. Support is also available for partners and concerned parents.
How Much Does It Cost?
There is no charge for the service.
Each appointment however costs Quiet Waters around £25, including those cancelled at short notice. Gifts and contributions of all amounts, large or small, are therefore welcomed from those who feel they have benefited from the service and wish to see it continue to help others.
How To Make An Appointment
If you have been referred to the Termination Clinic at the Forth Valley Royal Hospital in Larbert by your doctor, you will be offered an opportunity to talk to one of our counsellors on your arrival.
Alternatively, if you are concerned about your pregnancy you can arrange to see one of our counsellors at our centre in Camelon, a short distance from the hospital, whether or not you have seen your doctor or been referred to the clinic.
To make an appointment to see one of our counsellors at our Pregnancy Centre, please call our office between 9:00am and 1:00pm on a Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, and 9:00 - 5:00 on a Tuesday - 01324 670 600.
Had A Miscarriage Or An Abortion?
If you have had a miscarriage or an abortion and are experiencing difficulties, Quiet Waters can provide support and help you come to terms with your experience; help to work through your thoughts and feelings and enable you to face the future with hope.
For an appointment with one of our trained counsellors, please call our office between 9:00am and 1:00pm on Monday, through Friday on 01324 670 600.