Pregnancy Matters

COUNSELLING AND SUPPORT SERVICES FOR PREGNANCY & PREGNANCY LOSS

Pregnancy Matters If you or someone you know needs our help, check out the Pregnancy Matters website

COUNSELLING

Pregnancy Counselling

Counselling and support is available to help those facing unexpected pregnancy or when there is a pregnancy crisis.

Pregnancy loss counselling & support

Pregnancy loss comes in different forms—miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion.

Whatever the situation, those experiencing this kind of loss may need help and support. This area of counselling is more specialised and is available by appointment.

The counselling offered by Pregnancy Matters conforms to BACP standards. LIFE is an organisational member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Diploma level counsellors are available to provide contractual counselling.

SUPPORT

baby support

Ongoing help and support during pregnancy and after birth is an important part of our service, designed to meet a range of different needs, from the emotional to the practical.

Experiencing post-natal depression Counselling and ongoing support is available to women who may be experiencing the baby blues or post-natal depression.

Practical support

LIFE can provide good quality second hand baby clothes; ‘New Mum-to-be’ or ‘New Mum’ packs and in certain circumstances financial assistance may be available.

Information

The local centres or regional office can help provide information on pregnancy related issues, eg benefits, job rights, adoption.

CARE CENTRES

The care centre in Belfast offers both drop in services and appointments. Appointments can also be arranged in Derry, Newry and various other locations.

While it is mainly women who access our services, men are also more than welcome to contact us.

Further information can be found on the Pregnancy Matters website.