I’ve had an abortion … is there someone I can talk to?

Post Abortion Recovery and Education (PARE)

We offer a safe, nonjudgmental, confidential environment to express and work through the emotions associated with abortion loss.

Although many women feel some relief after an abortion, many others have negative emotions afterwards. These reactions may be immediate or may occur years later. Women who have had an abortion have reported the following reactions:

  • Guilt
  • Grief
  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal Thoughts
  • Difficulty Bonding with Partner or Children
  • Eating Disorders

If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, we offer confidential, compassionate support designed to help women work through these feelings. Our Post Abortion Recovery and Education (PARE) program is highly confidential and available one-on-one or in a group format.

“I chose to have an abortion because I thought that having a baby would ruin my life. After I had the abortion it was like I was holding this big secret. I didn’t want anyone to know because I felt guilty and so ashamed. There’s always this sense of loss and I struggle with sadness.”   ~Carla

You can call 403-343-1619 and ask to speak to someone about the PARE program. If you are calling after hours, you may leave a confidential voicemail and one of our PARE program leaders will return your call within 2-3 business days. In order to protect your privacy, our phone number is blocked and we will never identify ourselves if someone other than you answers the phone.  If you prefer, you may email PARE@pregnancycare.ca. You may also call us toll free at 1-844-343-1611.


This information is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical advice.

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Our Locations and Hours

Red Deer

5116 47 St, Red Deer, AB

24 Hour Helpline:  1-844-343-1611

Office: 1-403-343-1611

Monday: 9am – 5pm
Tuesday: 9am – 5pm
Wednesday: 9am – 8pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm
Friday: 9am – 12pm


4911 51 Ave, Olds, Alberta T4H 1P7

24 Hour Helpline  1-844-343-1611

Office: 1-587-796-1611

Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
Wednesday: 10am – 8pm
Thursday: 10am – 5pm

Rocky Mountain House

4704 46 St, Rocky Mountain House, AB

24 Hour Helpline:  1-844-343-1611

Office: 1-403-871-5111

Monday: 9am – 5pm
Thursday: 9am – 5pm


Greenwood Neighbourhood Place
96 2 Avenue NW, Sundre, AB

24 Hour Helpline: 1-844-343-1611

Monday: 10am – 2pm