Rape-Related Pregnancy and Pregnancy Loss

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Caesarian Sections - see also Birth, Effects of Sexual Assault on Pregnancy, Parenting and, Birth Experiences, Birth Experiences, Traumatic, Pregnancy Complications:
Information on Caeasarians from ForParentByParents - includes some support links
Giving Birth by Caesarian Section from BabyCenter
What to Expect After a Caesarian
Important Questions Concering Caesarian Sections
Possible Complications of Caesarian Sections 
No Clear Relationship Between C-sections and Post-Natal Depression
Bonding With Your Baby After a C-section

Catholic Church - see also Terminating a Pregnancy, Ethics of:
Catholic Church's Position on Suicide
History of Catholic Thought on Abortion
Project Rachel - a project of the Catholic Church supporting women who're experiencing unplanned pregnancy, or who've had an abortion.

Centrelink on 136150

Chances of Being Pregnant - see also Activities That Can Cause Pregnancy, Pregnancy Testing, Statistics:
Could I Be Pregnant?
A Study from 1996 - about 5% of women aged 12 to 45 who're raped become pregnant. 
A Study from 2001 - a woman who's been raped may be two times more likely to become pregnant than a woman who's had consensual sex.

Change, Coping With Major Life - see also Anger, Children With Disabilities or Special Needs, Parent's Emotions, Coping Skills, Depression, Depression During Pregnancy, Disappointment, Emotions, Children's, Emotions and Children, Emotions and Children, Parents, Fear During Pregnancy, Grief, Parents, Transition to Being and Post-Natal Depression:
When You're Falling Dive: Acceptance, Freedom and Possibility by Cheri Huber
How Grief Affects Decision Making in a Crisis 
Loss, Change and Grief
Surviving Major Life Crisis
Guide for Surviving Major Life Crisis
How to Survive Sudden Change
Change and Transition 
American Psychological Association: Strategies to Help Manage Anger
Australian Psychological Society: Tips to Help Manage Anger 
Reachout Australia: Anger 
How to Deal with Disappointment 
Helping Your Child Deal with Disappointment 
Pregnant Teenager: A Parent's Guide to Becoming A Young Grandparents 
Accidental Grandparents: How Should You React When a Teenager Becomes Pregnant 
Raising Your Grandchildren, Kinship Parenting 
How to Survive Your Teen's Pregnancy 
Expanding My Blended Family 
Helping Your Child Accept a New Baby

Child Abuse, Helping Someone - see also Child Protection, Child Protection and Anti-Slavery Organisations, International and Secondary Trauma.
How to Report Child Abuse

Helping a Friend
KidsHelpline 1800 55 1800
Information from QLD (Australia) Government Child Safety Services
Links from QLD about How to Report Abuse in Other Australian States and Territories
Child Abuse Reporting in VIC (Australia), including Signs of Abuse and How to Respond
HelpGuide about Child Abuse - go to Abuse, Child in the A-Z topics if you don't get directly to the right page.
A US Page with Links to US Help Numbers
A Canadian page - What Should I do if I Suspect Child Abuse?

NZ Information about What to Do if You Suspect Child Abuse

UK Information about How to React to Suspected Child Abuse
(for youth art teachers - a useful example for adults with different kinds of relationships with children)
When Your Child Reports a Molestation - Advice
- a personal account with advice included
Bravehearts - What to Do If You Suspect A Child Has Been Sexually Assaulted 
When a Child Discloses Sexual Abuse (for teachers)
Responding to Young People Disclosing Sexual Assault: A Resource for Schools
Providers Guide to Working With Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Sensitive Medical Practice for Women Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse;
Caring for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse: Issues for Family Physicians;
Information Sheets for Lactation Consultants on Assisting Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Assault
Training Program on Medical Responses to Adults Who've Experienced Sexual Assault
Issues in Pregnancy for Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse - may also be relevant to people pregnant through rape.
Study of Effect of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Gynaecological Care as an Adult

The Health Care Experiences of Adult Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse - you need to subscribe to read this article.
Child Sexual Abuse: A Parent's Perspective, Online Support Group 
Abused Child Trust 
Australian Childhood Foundation 
Barnado's Australia 
Karinya House for Mothers and Babies

Childcare - see also Child Abuse, Child Protection and Separation Anxiety.
Who's Watching the Kids?
The Anxious Parent's Guide to Quality Childcare
Care for Kids - Australian Online Childcare Information  
Childcare.net.au Australian Childcare Directory 
Australian Government Childcare Information 
Childcare Associations Australia 
Information about Different Kinds of Childcare in Australia  
Which Childcare - includes information about childcare benefits in Australia.
Choosing Childcare
Childcare - How to Choose 
Childcare Arrangements
Childcare Information - UK
Paying for Childcare - UK
Choosing Quality Childcare
- Canada
How to Choose the Best Childcare Provider for Your Child

Child Care Aware - US
Earth's Kids Issues in Childcare
- US
Is My Child Old Enough to Stay Home Alone?

Child Protection - see also Childcare, Child Protection and Anti-Slavery Organisations, International and Anxiety, Maternal:
How to Report Child Abuse
The Safe Child Book: A Commonsense Approach to Protecting Children and Teaching Children to Protect Themselves 
Kidsafe Australia: 10 Most Common Injuries to Australian Children - and how to prevent them
Gift of Fear: Survival Signals That Protect Us From Violence
Protecting the Gift: Keeping Children and Teenagers Safe 
Child Safety Awareness 
Parent Guides: Child Abuse and Neglect 
Parent Guides: Protect Your Child from Paedophiles 
Parent Guides: Children's Sexual Behaviour - will help you understand what's "normal"
Sexual Development of Children

What is Normal Sexuality Curiosity and Behaviour?
Everything You Should Know About Your Child's Sexual Behaviour
Planned Parenthood Human Sexuality: What Children Need to Know and When

Planned Parenthood How to Talk With Your Children About Sex 
VIC Better Health Channel: Sex Education for Pre-schoolers  
How to Talk With Your Child About Sex: It's Best to Start Early, But It's Never Too Late - A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents 
Abused Child Trust 
Australian Childhood Foundation 
Barnado's Australia 
Karinya House for Mothers and Babies
Pandora's Project: Protecting Children from Child Sexual Abuse
What Can I Do to Prevent My Child From Being Sexually Abused? 
Prevent Child Abuse Workshops for Parents 
Preventing Child Sexual Abuse 
Teaching Children Appropriate Touch 
Boundaries of Touch: Parenting and Adult-Child Intimacy 
I Don't Want to Go to Justin's House Anymore 
What Would You Do? A Kid's Guide to Tricky and Sticky Situations
The Right Touch: A Read Aloud Book to Help Prevent Child Sexual Abuse 
It's My Body
NoNo the Little Seal
Rosy and Jack
Uncle Willy's Tickles: A Child's Right to Say No

Child Protection and Anti-Slavery Work, International:
Unicef's Anti-Slavery Work
World Vision Against Child Trafficking
Free the Slaves Organisation
One is Greater than None - a small group of young women in the US who sell necklaces and other items to give proceeds to the International Organisation for Migration (Against Child Trafficking)

Children, Biological Father's Access to - see also Domestic Violence, Men Who've Been Sexually Assaulted:
Violence and the Child Support System
Possible Parental Rights of Rapists
Considerations About the Best Interests of the Child 
Finding Your Local Community Legal Centre in Australia, the UK, or internationally
Finding Your Local Women's Information and Referral Centre
Finding Your Local Women's Legal Service 
A Biological Father's Rights in an Adoption - US
Biological Father's Rights in Adoption - US
Biological Rights for Fathers - Minnesota, US.  There are similiar registers in other US states.  National Directory of Putative Father Registries - US
Birth Father Links and Reading
- US
Ruling Limits Unmarried Biological Father's Rights - Canada
Adoption in Canada FAQ - Birth Fathers
British Columbia's Birth Father Registry
VIC Department of Children Youth and Families - Legal Issues in Adoption
SA Department Families and Communities - Adoption
Children by Choice Australia - Adoption, a Pregnancy Choice
Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault (SAMSSA) in Australia and services they link to
Men's Services Linked to at Herodes' Cave
The Men's Project
- Canada
M Power - Supporting Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse - UK
Male Survivor
- US
Dads in Distress Australia

Children by Rape: 
The Forgotten Victims of Rape
Talking to Children About Difficult History, Including Being Conceived Through Rape 
Whether to Tell a Child They Were Conceived in Rape
Another Page on Talking to a Child About Being Conceived in Rape 
A Mother's Song - talks about telling a child.
Adoptive Parenting Blog - talks about reasons not to tell. 

Children and Teenagers, Help for - see also Child Abuse, Helping Someone, Deciding What to Do About an Unplanned Pregnancy, Emotions of Children, Emotions of Children, Parents, Difficult Conversations, How to Have, Secondary School, Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem, Developing Children's, Teenage Mothers and Teenage Parenting:
Kids Helpline 24/7 Telephone Counselling - 1800 55 1800
Kids Help Line is Australia's only national, free, confidential and anonymous, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
Hotlines and Helplines for Kids and Teens - International List 
Teen Help-lines - US and International
Youth Beyond Blue 
When Love Hurts 
Bursting the Bubble
Australian Childhood Foundation - Find Help if You're a Young Person
KidsHelpline - People to Talk to About Child Sexual Abuse
UK Childline - If You're Being Sexually Abused 0800 11 11  
Should You Tell if You Were Sexually Abused and What Happens When You Tell? - US site
When Girls Have Been Sexually Abused: a Guide for Young Girls - Canadian booklet.
Sexual Abuse - What Happens When You Tell: a Guide for Children and Parents - Canadian booklet.
Child Sexual Abuse: Information for Teens
Teen Relationships Advice, Information and Chat
Teen-Help Forums  
Promote Truth - support and information about sexual violence for teens and their communities.
Support and Information for Sibling Abuse
- support and information if the person who raped you is your brother, half-brother or step-brother. 
80% of children who're abused are abused by someone they know.
Stand Up Girl
Challenges for Pregnant Teenagers

Young Pregnant and Parenting 
Parenting As a Teenager 
Teenage Mums
Life in the Fast Lane: Teenage Parenting

For Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse Who're Pregnant
Teenage Mums Feel Very Self-Conscious
Maternity T-shirt Ideas
ActNow: Don't Shun a Young Mum
Respect Young Mums
Respecting Young Parents
Young Mums Deserve Respect 
Young Mommies Homesite - US site, information and support communities for teenage mums. 

Children's Emotions - see Emotions and Children and Emotions and Children, Parents.

Children's Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem
- see Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem, Developing Children's.

Children With Special Needs or Disabilities, Emotions of Parents of, - see also Children with Special Needs or Disabilities, Parenting:
Parental Grief and Adjustment to a Child with a Disability
Disability Online: Grief and Children 
Children with Disabilities: Understanding Sibling Issues
The Impact of Childhood Disability: The Parent's Struggle 
Having a Child with a Disability: Adjustment 
Disability and Grief Workshop Notes 
Parentlink: Children with a Disability 
A Trip to Hawaii: A Special Needs Parenting Fable 
The Elephant in the Playroom: Ordinary Parents Write Intimately and Honestly About the Extraordinary Highs and Heartbreaking Lows of Raising Kids with Special Needs  
VIC Better Health Channel: Children with a Disability - Support for Parents 
Pandora's Aquarium Special Needs Parenting Forum 
Special Needs Parenting Internet Forum, Articles and Resources 
Special Needs Children: Finding a Support Group
Parent Support and Disability Mailing Lists/Forums Directory
Some More Special Needs Parenting Support Groups
Parent Support Group - Washington, US, with online resources
Parent/Caregiver Support Groups - Cincinnati, US, with online resources
Netmums Support Groups (Offline) for Autism Spectrum Disorder 
Raising Children Network: Children with Disabilities - includes discussion forum
Raising Children Network: Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Stress Management Tips for Parents of Children with Disabilities
Living with Your Child with Special Needs
Association for Children with a Disability: Parent Stories
You Will Dream New Dreams: Inspiring Personal Stories by Parents of Children With Disabilities
Parents of Children with Disabilities - Friendship 
Journaling to Relieve Stress for Parents of Children with Special Needs
Comparing Ourselves to Other Mothers

Children With Disabilities or Special Needs, Parenting - see also Children With Disabilities or Special Needs, Emotions of Parents of:
First Five Things to Do After Your Child is Diagnosed 
Special Needs Parenting Articles and Resources   
Disability Resources: Just for Parents (and Service Providers) - favourite sites for parents of children with disabilities 
Which Service Should I Contact When - My Child Has a Disability - Australian information.  If you're not taken directly to the right page, click on Services, then Parenting Services Directory, then My Child Has a Disability.
Carer's Australia 
Children's Disabilities Information - articles and resources empowering parents of children with disabilities and special needs, international
Special Needs Children Site 
Earth's Kids: Special Needs 
Special Needs Parenting Resource List
Child Welfare League of America: Children's Voice Article on Children with Disabilities
  Interviewing Caregivers for Your Child 
Explaining Down Syndrome to Children
Parenting and Child Health: Disabilities and Brothers and Sisters 
The Other Kid: A Draw-it-Out Guidebook for Kids Dealing with a Special Needs Sibling 
Views from Our Shoes: Growing Up with a Brother or Sister Who Has Special Needs 
Becoming a Resilient Family: Child Disability and the Family System 
Help Guide: Parenting Children with Learning Disabilities - Tips for Helping Your Child  
Amazon.com's Book List for "Parenting Child Disability"

Comforting Teddies - see also Memorial Topics:
TLC - Teddy Love Club - Hospitals Providing the Program
Teddy Tours for Imaginif to Help Survivors of Sexual Assault

Common Reactions to Sexual Assault - see also Anger, Cues, Depression, Dissociation, Fear, Emotions and Children, Parents, Flashbacks, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:
Common Reactions
Rape Trauma Syndrome

Acute Stress Disorder and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 

Communication - see also Difficult Conversations, How to Have:
Building Communication During Flashbacks

Complications During Pregnancy - see Pregnancy Complications.

Confidence - see Self-Confidence and Self-Esteem Topics.

Consent, Age of,

Contraception, Emergency - see Emergency Contraception.

Coping Skills - see also Anger, Counsellor, How to Find a, Depression, Emotions and Children, Emotions and Children, Parents, Fear, Parents, Looking After Yourself and Your Relationships, Parents, Being Relaxed and Parents, Transition to Being:
Coping Skills and Techniques
MentalHelp.Net Self-Soothing Techniques   
Self-Soothing, with a Mindfulness Focus
Relaxation Techniques
MindTools Stress Management Techniques  
Stress Management: How to Reduce, Prevent and Cope with Stress
About.com Stress Management

Counsellor, How to Find a
- see also the Crisis Links page here and Pregnancy Helplines and Counselling:
How to Find a Counsellor or Therapist

Find a Counsellor in Australia 
Counsellors and Services Across Australia Specialising in Post-Natal Depression

Courage to Heal, The: A Guide for Women Survivors of Child Abuse

Cues - see also Common Reactions to Sexual Assault, Dissociation, Flashbacks and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:
Cues or Triggers (explained in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder for Dummies by Sam Kedem, Mark Goulston and Nikki Moustaki)

Deciding What to Do About an Unplanned Pregnancy - see also Adoption, Birthmother's Experiences, Birth, Effects of Sexual Assault on Pregnancy, Parenting and, Difficult Conversations, How to Have, Terminating a Pregnancy:
Pregnancy and Parenting Forum at Pandora's Aquarium 
Pregnancy Options Workbook 
Information and Support About Making a Decision
Support Message Board for Women Experiencing an Unplanned Pregnancy
Stand Up Girl
Challenges for Pregnant Teenagers

Young Pregnant and Parenting
The American Pregnancy Helpline which includes Guys Corner
Optionline 24/7 Helpline
National Family Planning Page 
Pregnancy Information and Options  (SHFPACT)
Pregnancy Decision Questionaire (SHFPACT)
Pregnancy Information and Options (Planned Parenthood USA)
Abortion Information and Questions to Consider (Planned Parenthood USA)
Adoption Information and Questions to Consider (Planned Parenthood USA)
Parenting Information and Questions to Consider (Planned Parenthood USA)

Depression - see also the Crisis Links page here, Depression During Pregnancy, Post-Natal Depression, Post-Natal Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Post-Natal Psychosis and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder:
Suicide Call Back Service 10am-8.30pm, 7 days: 1300 659 467
BeyondBlue Website and Info Line 1300 22 4636 - Australia's depression initiative.
The Reachout website
Headspace - Australia’s National Youth Mental Health Foundation with information on where to get support and information.
Relationships Australia Crisis Help and Support
The Depression Book: Depression as an Opportunity for Spiritual Growth.

Depression During Pregnancy - see also the Crisis Links page here, Premature Birth, Risks:
Effects of Depression in Pregnancy
Effects of Depression on the Development of Your Baby
Depression During Pregnancy
Coping with Depression During Pregnancy
Depression and Pregnancy
- including information about medications.

Difficult Conversations, How to Have - see also Children and Teenagers, Help for, Children by Rape, Infertility and Teenage Mothers:
Preparing to Have that Difficult Conversation
Difficult Conversations
How to Have A Difficult Conversation
PTSD Diagnosis: Telling your Family
Breaking the News of Teen Pregnancy to Your Parents

When Love Hurts 
Pregnant Teens - 12 Articles on How to Break the News to Your Parents 
How to Tell Your Parents and Friends That You are Pregnant
How to Tell Your Family You're Pregnant
How to Break Big News in a Relationship - Unexpected Pregnancy
Helpful and Harmful Reactions to Disclosure of Sexual Abuse
Treating Child Sexual Abuse: Advice for Parents 
Child Sexual Abuse: A Resource for Parents
Child Sexual Abuse: A Parent's Perspective
Pregnant Teenager: A Parent's Guide to Becoming A Young Grandparent
Accidental Grandparents: How Should You React When a Teenager Becomes Pregnant 
Raising Your Grandchildren, Kinship Parenting 
How to Survive Your Teen's Pregnancy 
When Your Teen is Having a Baby
Pregnant Teenagers - Unplanned Teenage Pregnancy

Pregnant Teenagers - What to Expect
Helping Your Pregnant Teen Make a Decision
Talking to Your Child About Being Raped

Disabilities, Children With - see Children With Disabilities or Special Needs, Emotions of Parents of and Children with Disabilities or Special Needs, Parenting:

Discrimination - see also Returning to Work after Pregnancy, Post-Natal Depression, Post-Natal Psychosis and Working During Pregnancy:
HREOC: Pregnancy Discrimination - A Growing Concern
About.com Pregnancy Discrimination 
Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU)  
Council of Trade Unions - NZ
WorkSMART Union Finder - UK 
Trade Unions of Canada 
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO)
Change to Win Federation
- more US trade unions

- see also Anger, Change, Coping with Major Life, Coping Skills, Depression, Emotions Topics and Grief and Loss:
How to Deal with Disappointment
Helping Your Child Deal with Disappointment 

Dissociation: see page 20 of The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook by Glenn.R.Shiraldi

DNA Testing - see Genetic Counselling and Paternity Testing:

Domestic Violence During Pregnancy
- see also the Crisis Links page here, Domestic Violence, Helping Someone, Family Dynamics, Legal Aid and Legal Services and Men Who've Been Sexually Assaulted:
National Domestic Violence Helpline 24/7 - 1800 200 256
Crime Stoppers
- 1800 333 000
Australian Study - 20% of Women Who're Pregnant Experience Violence During Pregnancy 
A US Survey Finding - Women Are 60.6% More Likely to Experience Violence if They're Pregnant Than if They're Not
Violence the Leading Cause of Death During Pregnancy 
Violence during pregnancy
Australian Federal Police Worksheet on Making a Safety Plan
Information about Domestic Violence
How to Stay Safe
Ask for Help Anonymously
International Legal Aid Links
Australian Women's Legal Services
Australian Community Legal Services
Aphrodite Wounded - a website about partner rape.
Links to Domestic Violence Services
Pandora's Aquarium Links for Members Dealing with Relationship Violence - also has support forums.
Safety Online
Personal Experiences with Safety Planning

Domestic Violence Against Men - see Men Who've Been Sexually Assaulted and Safety Planning.

Domestic Violence, Helping Someone - see also Family Dynamics:
National Domestic Violence Helpline 24/7 - 1800 200 256
Crime Stoppers
- 1800 333 000
This page from NSW outlines some things you can do to Help Someone Who's Experiencing Relationship Violence
Helping Someone Information from Domestic Violence Resource Centre (Victoria)  WomensLaw.org How to Help a Friend 
Pandora's Aquarium Links for Members Dealing with Relationship Violence - also has support forums.
Safety Online
Personal Experiences with Safety Planning
Aphrodite Wounded 

Donations - see Memorial Donations.

Doulas - see also Birth, Effects of Sexual Assault on Pregnancy, Parenting and, Birth Experiences:
Empowered for Birth - Canberra Young Mums - might help you understand what a doula does.
One Woman's Story of Pregnancy with a Doula
Wikipedia - Doula
What is a Doula? And why do so Many Women Want One?
Finding a Doula in Australia
Comprehensive Listing of Doulas in Australia
Doula Information for NZ Parents
Doula UK - Find a Doula
Doulas of North America
American Pregnancy - Having a Doula
Doula Care Canada
Canadian Parents - My Experience with a Doula

Dunstan Baby Language - Why is My Baby Crying? - see also Bonding With Your Baby.

Due Date:
Calculating the Date of Conception and Due Date for Your Pregnancy 
Calculate the Approximate Date of Conception, Due Date and Age of the Baby