Am I ready to parent?

Parenting is a big step, even for those who have planned their pregnancy. If you are facing an unexpected pregnancy, an important part of learning all of your options is understanding that they are all possible for you.

You might be hesitant to parent because:

  • Your parents or the father is not supportive
  • You aren’t sure how you would emotionally or financially support a child
  • You don’t know how to balance parenting with work, school, or both
  • You aren’t sure if you are mature enough to parent

If you’re considering parenting for your child, the Center for Women can help. We provide several resources for new or expecting mothers who desire to parent well. These resources include education, material assistance, and any other support we can provide you with.

Parenting Support

At the Center for Women, we provide parenting classes to both men and women who are facing unexpected pregnancy. What to expect during each trimester, breastfeeding, effective disciplinary tactics and first aid are all topics discussed during the Earn & Learn classes. Dads All In focuses on topics like building relationships with sons and daughters, as well as disciplinary tactics and authentic manhood.

Material Assistance

Participation in the parenting classes earns members credits toward the “Parent Store,” where material goods can be redeemed for baby-related items. Items that can be earned at the Parent Store include:

  • Prenatal vitamins
  • Books and toys
  • Diapers and wipes
  • Baby food and formula
  • Bottles
  • Baby toiletries
  • Maternity clothes
  • Pack n’ Plays


If you’re unexpectedly pregnant and considering parenting, the Center for Women is here to help. It’s important that every woman knows she has a choice – if she desires to parent, there is a way. Please schedule an appointment with the Center for Women today to discuss your options.