I need to talk to somebody at a counseling center because I don’t know if I can have the baby.
The pregnancy test is positive, but you feel bad and scared? This is an important feeling that you should take seriously.
Especially in moments of complete uncertainty, possibly helplessness or shame, it can be a benefit to talk to people who are not part of your family or acquaintance. In this way, you will not encounter any prejudices and you will receive professional advice for the way ahead.
The reasons for counseling can be different:
Pregnancy advice centers in your area are offered by many organizations. You will be advised there by trained staff in all these questions listed above. The consultations are anonymous if you wish for (that means you do not tell your name) and always free of charge. The counseling is also unlimited in time, so you can make as many appointments as you like until you are sure about your decision. The counsellors are bound by confidentiality, which means that they will not tell anyone about their conversations with you (not even your parents or partner if you don’t want them to).
If you have decided to terminate your pregnancy, or are at least thinking about it intensively, the pregnancy conflict counseling in German “Schwangerschaftskonfliktberatung” will also support you.
If you have decided to terminate your pregnancy, or are at least thinking about it intensively, the pregnancy conflict counseling in German “Schwangerschaftskonfliktberatung” will also support you. This form of counseling is offered by special, state-approved pregnancy counseling centers. The precondition for a non-punishable termination of pregnancy in Germany is the counseling certificate, in German “Beratungsschein”, according to §219 StGB.
Only these counseling centers are allowed to issue this certificate. For a termination you have to present it to the clinic or doctor’s practice that carries out the abortion. It is important to note that there are strict time limits for abortions in Germany, which you definitely must obey. Therefore, you should quickly ask for an appointment at the counseling center if you are unsure whether you can have the child.
You can find pregnancy counseling centers in your area in the adress box.