Pregnancy Centre

The Pregnancy Centre is located at the John Paul II Centre for Life. The Pregnancy Centre is a Catholic non-profit organisation, founded in Christchurch in 2005. Our funding comes from individual donations, fundraising events and grants.

We offer free valuable community support to women and couples who need help with their pregnancy, adverse pre-natal diagnosis or with grief or other issues arising from pregnancy and baby loss. We also offer education in natural family planning.

Our friendly Pregnancy Centre staff are happy to offer a listening ear, information and practical help. Our service is totally confidential and non-judgmental. We are committed to helping any woman, couple or family who feels alone, anxious or uncertain about their pregnancy. Together, we will help you navigate your way through the challenges you are facing.

Donations are always welcome. We accept new baby capsules, new or used baby furniture (if it is in good condition and meets NZ safety standards), maternity wear, nappies, infant clothing (up to 2 years old), bottle sterilisers, baby bedding, and other items (e.g., portacots, etc). Please call us at (03) 351 3227 before dropping off any goods.

What does the Pregnancy Centre offer?

At the pregnancy centre we have many ways we can offer help and support

PREGNANCY OPTIONS AND DECISIONS 

If you are worried or unsure about being pregnant, we can support you through the process of exploring all your options.

FREE PREGNANCY TESTS

Not sure if you’re pregnant? Come in for a free pregnancy test.

PRACTICAL SUPPORT

If you are struggling to provide for baby’s practical needs, we can help you to obtain what you require.

BABY LOSS SUPPORT

Our caring staff can support you through the process of grieving and finding hope after a miscarriage or stillbirth. You are not alone.

NATURAL FERTILITY AWARENESS

Want to plan your family in a safe, natural way? Using the latest scientific research, we can help you to manage your fertility while safeguarding your reproductive health.

POST ABORTION CARE

If you are struggling after an abortion, we can help you to find healing and move forward with your life.