WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR CLIENTS
Abel Pregnancy Resource Center is now open for pregnancy testing, limited obstetric ultrasound exams, STI testing and the Earn While You Learn Program.
IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL CLIENTS: We prefer that you call the center at 304-325-2000 to make an appointment. The forms you need to fill out can be texted to you. You should fill them out and send them back to the center before your arrival. When you arrive for your appointment please call us at 304-325-2000 for the purpose of answering some very quick and simple screening questions, after which you will be able to enter the center. We ask that you wear a mask during the duration of your visit to Abel. If you do not have a mask we will provide one for you. Thank you and we want you to know we are ready to serve your needs. Abel is a safe place for you to share any challenges you may be facing.
(304) 325-2000 | Call (800) 712-HELP (4357) | 24/7 Hotline
201 Sylvia Lane, Bluefield, WV 24701
Call | (304) 325-2000
24/7 Hotline | (800) 712-HELP (4357)
201 Sylvia LaneBluefield, WV 24701
| Monday 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM| Tuesday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM| Wednesday CLOSED| Thursday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM| Friday CLOSED
How will you react when your friend finds out she’s pregnant?
An unplanned pregnancy can be scary. She needs to know she is not alone. She can get through this, and you will be there to help along the way.
Here’s how you can help your friend, family member or girlfriend know she’s not alone:
What to do:
- Talk with her and listen to her. Ask her how she’s feeling and listen for ways you can help. Be there for her. Sometimes, the best way to help is to just be with her.- Talk with the people who care for her. Offer to help her tell her parents, the child’s father, or other family members who need to know she’s pregnant. Listen for ways you can help her think through who to tell and when.- Learn about where she can go for help during her unplanned pregnancy. She has options, and there are organizations near her who can help. You can find those on OptionLine.org and even help her make an appointment.
What not to do:
- Don’t shame her. She may already feel guilty, embarrassed, or ashamed. Be a safe person for her. Stay positive and encouraging!-Don’t pressure her. You may know what you would do if you were in her shoes, but she is the one who needs to decide. She has choices to make, and she needs to know you’ll be with her no matter what.- Don't cut her off. Most women and girls in an unplanned pregnancy already feel alone. Make sure she knows you’ll stay with her—and listening to her—no matter what.
Have more questions?
Need more help? Please reach out to us with any questions. We’re here for you.