An unplanned pregnancy can leave you with a lot of questions. And it may seem like the answers you seek aren’t always easy to find. You may not feel that you are ready to become a mother. And you may not know if you have the strength to give birth to a child at this point in your life. 

If you are facing an unwanted pregnancy in Baton Rouge, you don’t have to do it alone. St. Elizabeth Foundation offers free counseling services to help you find the answers you are looking for. And, once you get a clearer understanding of your options, you can begin to make the decisions that will be best for you.

So Many Questions

We understand that many young women who become pregnant aren’t ready to be mothers. And, when it comes to an unwanted pregnancy in Baton Rouge, there are typically three options: adoption, abortion, and parenting anyway. None of these choices are easy for a young woman to make, and each comes with its own consequences.

To find the choice that will make the most sense in your life, it’s important to first ask yourself some critical questions.


  • If I carry my pregnancy to term, will I be able to part with my child?
  • What kind of support can an adoption agency provide to help me through my pregnancy?
  • If I place my child with another family, will I be able to see them again?
  • Will I be able to choose my child’s family?
  • If my child is adopted, can I continue to receive emotional support from the adoption agency after giving birth?


  • How will I feel after I have terminated my pregnancy?
  • Could I regret this decision later in life?
  • At this point in my pregnancy, would an abortion be legal in my state?
  • Do I have religious or spiritual beliefs that would make me question this decision?


  • Can I afford to parent a child?
  • What happens to children who live much of their lives in the foster care system?
  • What does it mean when my child becomes a ward of the state?
  • Will I have any control or options if my child is taken by the state into foster care?
  • Am I ready to be a parent? How could it affect the child negatively if I am not ready?

*Are you feeling overwhelmed with a baby or young child and don’t think you can make it work? Consider calling St. Elizabeth or using a safe haven site.

At St. Elizabeth, our kind and compassionate counselors are ready to help you explore each of these questions. They have worked with many young women who have been in your position, giving them the facts and support they needed to make informed decisions. 

And, if you choose adoption through St. Elizabeth, your counselor can give you a step-by-step explanation of what to expect during and after your pregnancy. Because St. Elizabeth doesn’t just provide assistance through your pregnancy: we also offer you emotional support after your child’s birth for as long as you need it.

Unwanted Pregnancy in Baton Rouge? You Have Options

If you’ve recently learned that you are pregnant, it’s important to have a firm understanding of your options before deciding what to do next. Our counselors want to help you find the choice that’s best for you, whatever it may be. 
To speak with a counselor about your pregnancy, give us a call at 225-769-8888 or contact us online for a judgment-free conversation. You don’t have to face these challenges alone. We’re here for you.