A pregnancy can be a stressful time of concern and doubt. An unplanned pregnancy even more so. However, the incredible responsibility of bringing another life into the world is just that—incredible. At Lutheran Family Service, we are committed to help you create a plan that allows you to realize the beauty and joy of bringing a new life into the world.
Working throughout the state of Iowa and North & Central Illinois, Lutheran Family Service pregnancy counselors travel to homes, schools and hospitals to support young women making life-affirming choices for their future and the future of their babies.
Many times, a woman with an unplanned pregnancy just needs a safe place to explore her thoughts and feelings without being judged. Lutheran Family Service offers professional pregnancy counseling and no-pressure consultation with workers who listen to you, provide you with ample resources and walk alongside you the whole way. Our goal is to help you develop a plan that best fits your needs and the needs of your soon-to-be-born baby.
Every pregnancy is unique and different. Let us help you find your path.
Lutheran Family Service will travel anywhere in the state of Iowa and North & Central Illinois to meet with you at no cost. Call an LFS counselor for information and support. To talk by phone or to schedule a confidential appointment, call us toll-free at:1-877-510-BABY (2229)
If you are a birth parent from the state of Illinois, you may click here to download the Birth Parent Rights and Responsibilities document.
When I found out I was pregnant, I didn't know where to turn. My counselor was a great help through the information and support she provided. I am so thankful that I had her to talk to!
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