“Crisis”, as defined by various dictionaries, is:
- “a time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger”
- “a time when a difficult or important decision must be made”
- “disordered function”
- “an emotionally significant event or radical change of status in a person’s life”
Significant change in a person’s life.
Have you been pregnant and found yourself asking these questions:
How did this happen?
How am I going to afford a baby?
Am I going to be able to keep my job? Finish school?
Will anyone be here to help me?
How do I tell him it’s not his?
Should I have an abortion?
Maybe you haven’t experienced it. Take time to imagine these scenarios:
You are happily married with 3 kids, the youngest being 10. You’ve reached this stage where you no longer worry about dirty diapers or watching to make sure no one sticks something in an outlet or gets too close to the edge of the porch. You sleep til you want, exercise when you want, go to the bathroom by yourself. The teenage years certainly come with their own worries, but you’re thankful for the new challenges. Suddenly, the unexpected….you find yourself with a positive pregnancy test. You’ve been on the same birth control for nine years. How did this happen?? What do you do?
15 years old. What a fun, carefree life. Your biggest worry is what to wear to the dance next week. You have a supportive family and church group. You’re anticipating an acceptance letter into the Governor’s Scholar Program that starts in six months. You hate the thought of leaving that cute basketball player for a few weeks. You think back to that night a few weeks ago. It wasn’t as great as you were hoping, but he seemed happy about it, and you’d do anything to keep him around. Your family would be disappointed, but how could they find out? Your period is a little late, but it’s been irregular before. Surely you’re not…
It’s been a rough first year of marriage, to say the least. You love her. You would do anything for her, but you can’t seem to stop fighting. Money, school, house…everything is stressful. That girl at work seemed so fun, so easy to get along with. So you went out with her. No one had to know. You’ve since decided it was the wrong thing and you won’t see her again. But now she calls…and tells you she’s pregnant.
Maybe you’ve been in one of these situations. Maybe your crisis was different—perhaps affected by abuse, neglect, drugs, or something else that would make pregnancy less than ideal. Maybe you were told you could never get pregnant and now you are and you’re not sure how to handle it.
If you haven’t experienced unplanned pregnancy, chances are you know someone who has or is now.
Let us help. That’s what we’re here for.
Alpha Alternative has been in Hopkinsville for over 25 years. We’ve been supporting women and families by providing pregnancy tests, education, resources, prayer, pregnancy loss class, post abortion healing, and material assistance. Now, we are doing even more to help. We are now providing free ultrasounds. We are able to confirm that a baby is in the uterus (where it should be), see if baby has a heart beat, and measure baby to give you accurate dating.
We’re providing prenatal vitamins, up to date information about prenatal care, health assessments, and much more—all for free thanks to our many generous supporters.
Crisis pregnancy looks different for every person. We are here to listen and help without judgment, no matter who you are or what you’ve done. Everything you tell us is confidential.