I’m Pregnant

Hopeful Beginnings Offers Counseling and Support

We are the calm in the storm.

Feeling scared, unsure, or conflicted about what to do when it comes to your pregnancy? St. Mary’s Services/Hopeful Beginnings offers you a calm place through all of the uncertainty you are feeling.

Here, you can receive free services and options counseling, a place where you can ask hard questions without enduring embarrassment or judgment. We are here to support you through the hard situations and the tough questions, allowing you to ultimately make the best decision for you.

You are not alone.

For decades, Hopeful Beginnings has been dedicated to walking alongside potential birthmothers from the very moment they reach out to us. Once you send that first text or email, you will receive personalized attention from our team. You will build a relationship of trust with a consistent Hopeful Beginnings staff member, who is there to hold your hand and listen to your worries. We are on your team, ready to stand beside you and give you the nonjudgmental support you deserve.
We are on your team.Our Hopeful Beginnings program is tailored to meet the needs of potential birth mothers, giving confidential options counseling, compassionate care, referrals, and even educational services to assure you have a bright future ahead. We are committed to empowering you throughout your pregnancy, birth, and beyond.

What to do next?

Ready to stop feeling alone and talk to someone about your situation? Our counselors are ready to hear from you, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. If you live in Illinois and are unsure about your pregnancy, we are here to help.

It just takes the courage to take the first step by calling or texting us. You can do it – we are here waiting.

Questions to Consider:

  • Can my baby’s father be depended on for support?
  • Are my baby’s father and I ready for marriage?
  • Am I ready to be a parent on a full time basis?
  • Am I prepared for the demands of raising a child?
  • Do I want to finish school or go to college?
  • Do I have child care resources?
  • Will my parents understand and support me?
  • Who will pay my medical bills?
  • Can I afford to buy formula?
  • Can I afford to buy diapers and clothing?

If you are pregnant and would like to speak to someone immediately, please call (847) 870-8181 or text HOPE1 to 67076

Si usted está embarazada y quieres hablar con alguien inmediatamente, por favor llame al (847) 870-8181 or envie un texto a HOPE1 al 67076

“You always hear that making the decision of adoption is the toughest and most selfless thing you can do, and they’re right. My advice would just simply be to think of the future of your baby.”

– St. Mary’s Birth Mother

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