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Becoming a Parent

Pregnancy Choices, Miscarriage, Baby Loss and Termination 

Counselling Support in the Huddersfield and Kirklees Area

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For a Counselling Appointment Please Phone 01484 515137* You can also ’Drop In’ between the following hours: Monday , Tuesday, Friday 12pm-2pm We offer appointments out of work/school/college hours 2nd Foor, Revenue Chambers, St. Peter’s Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1DL  
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For a Counselling Appointment Please Phone 01484 515137* You can also ’Drop In’ between the following hours: Monday, Tuesday, Friday 12pm-2pm We offer appointments out of work/school/college hours 2nd Foor, Revenue Chambers, St. Peter’s Street, Huddersfield, HD1 1DL  
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Being pregnant unintentionally can be a shock. It may be hard to allow yourself to think about having a baby. The situation and feelings of responsibility may feel frightening. Becoming a parent can be a rewarding experience bringing a lot of joy and love into your life. However choosing to become a parent can place great demands on your relationships and emotions. It can affect your personal freedom and your ability to work or study. Pregnancy can also be a difficult time and some women may feel depressed during pregnancy and after child birth.

Help is available

We can help you consider these things and help you to build your own support network. Useful Websites This page has links to other organisations which may be useful to you. Talkthru is not responsible for any of their content. We are happy to talk you through any of the questions below. We are ‘here to listen’ How will I afford a child? If you have money worries, benefits may be available. See www.gov.uk/browse/benefits for information about benefits for expectant mothers and bringing up children. Citizens advice You can also visit you local citizens advice bureau for advice in person. www.citizensadvice.org.uk/kirkleescab Where will I live? If you have housing problems, the local Council Office Housing Department may be able to help you. www.kirklees.gov.uk/community/housing/index.aspx

How do I find a Midwife?

You must register with a local GP to receive antenatal health care from a Midwife, GP and Health Visitor. www.nhs.uk/Pages/HomePage.aspx How will I afford baby equipment and clothes? We may be able to provide you with some good quality second hand baby clothes and equipment are if you on a low income. Talkthru Baby Clothes and Equipment Service Drop In is on Thursday 12pm-2pm. Please phone the centre for more details. 01484 515137 Sure Start Maternity Grant You may also be able to claim for a maternity grant to help cover the costs of maternity and baby items. https://www.gov.uk/sure-start-maternity-grant/overview

Can I have a child and go back to school/college/work?

It is possible to have a child and return to school, college or work. You maybe eligible for  "Care to Learn" If you are under 20 years old and need help towards child care and travel costs while you are learning. https://www.gov.uk/care-to-learn/overview Child care costs/flexible working You may also be able to claim for help to cover child care costs and/or request flexible working hours from your employer. Contact us now for help and support