Pregnancy Support

Pregnancy Support

If you are experiencing a crisis pregnancy, a difficult diagnosis during pregnancy, or just need some extra assistance during pregnancy and afterwards, there is support available for you.

The organisations listed below will provide support, are non-judgemental, and will empower you to make life affirming choices. 

Practical Assistance

There are a number of organisations which provide practical assistance to pregnant women, mothers, and families. They are usually able to provide items such as clothes, shoes, nappies, and toiletries for new-borns and young children. 

Services in Northern Ireland

If you live in Northern Ireland, Both Lives Matter have a list of helpful contacts on their website if you are pregnant and would like to talk to someone or are in need of practical assistance. 

Housing

Anew provides support in the area of homelessness, housing, parenting, and emotional wellbeing.  Anew has accommodation available for women who are pregnant and for a limited period following birth:

Hugh’s House provides accommodation 365 days a year to the families of children who are long-term in-patients of Temple Street, Holles Street, the Coombe and Rotunda Hospitals.

Support After a Difficult Diagnosis During Pregnancy

There are a number of organisations which support parents who have received a diagnosis that their child has a life-limiting condition in utero.

The Perfect Gift is a collection of mothers who aim to challenge Perceptions in Ireland around Down Syndrome by creating ‘baskets of love’ which are distributed to parents who have received a diagnosis that their child has Down Syndrome. Parents are then invited to join an online private community. 

Post Abortion Recovery and Healing

The following organisations provide non-judgemental support for women who have had an abortion.

Rachel’s Vineyard Ireland provides counselling and healing programs for those hurt by abortion.

Women Hurt is a project initiated by women who regret their abortions and wish to share their stories of hope and healing with women who find themselves in similar situations.  

Silent No More is a campaign designed to reach out to people hurt by abortion and provide hope in healing. 

Miscarriage & Neo-Natal Death

The Miscarriage Association of Ireland is a charitable and voluntary body set up with the support of women and men who themselves have been through miscarriages. 

 

Féileacáin (Stillbirth and Neonatal Death Association of Ireland) is a group of bereaved parents who offer support to anyone affected by the death of a baby around the time of birth.

Domestic Violence

The following organisations provide support and will help you to find a refuge if you need to shelter from domestic violence.

Abortion Pill Reversal

If you have already begun a medical abortion, and wish to discontinue the process – see here.