Discover Birthright


For over 50 years, Birthright has been helping women with unplanned pregnancies.

Birthright began in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in 1968 when Louise Summerhill, a busy housewife and mother of seven children, felt something should be done to help women facing unplanned pregnancies.  

By offering love, hope, support and resources, Birthright has grown to become a pregnancy support service with hundreds of centres throughout Canada, the United States and Africa. 


Birthright is committed to providing confidential, non-judgmental support to any woman who is pregnant or thinks she might be pregnant, no matter her age, race, circumstances, religion, marital status or financial situation. Birthright is a charitable organization that relies on the dedication, time and talents of volunteers and the generosity of donations to ensure it can persevere in supporting pregnant women.


How do we help?

We are here for her: to listen to her, to support her.


With Birthright, she is never alone. We help women discover hope for the future through friendship, love and support. We know the importance of simply being with her, being a compassionate listener and respecting that it is her life and her plan. Birthright is available to support her for as long as she needs us, from the time of her first call or visit, throughout her pregnancy and after.


Along with providing love and support, we help her with essentials such as pregnancy testing, medical, housing and counseling referrals as well as maternity and baby items. Through Birthright’s strong support system, she can realize hope for her future.

Our Free and Confidential Helpline is available 24/7.
Birthright Helpline: 1-800-550-4900

What To Expect


Want to know what to expect when you contact Birthright? Watch this short video.

You are never alone. There is hope. Birthright is here for you for as long as you need us. Birthright services are always nonjudgmental, confidential and free. Birthright is a compassionate place to receive love, support and information.

We will help you find solutions that fit with your life; plans that work for you and your pregnancy. Birthright welcomes all women regardless of circumstances. When you’re ready to talk, we’re here. No pressure, scare tactics or lectures.

Birthright is here to help you plan for your future. Whether you need referrals, information, a pregnancy test, baby or maternity items, Birthright has many resources available for you.


Get in touch with Birthright by visiting one of our centres, calling our 24/7 Helpline, emailing us or using our live chat. We are here for you.

How To Support Her


We support those who want to support her.

We understand that sometimes those who want to help a pregnant woman may not be sure how to do so. 

Watching her experience an unplanned pregnancy can be an emotional and overwhelming experience for her partner, family and friends. Birthright is here to provide guidance and support for those in her life hoping to help her too. We offer information and resources for anyone supporting a pregnant woman along her journey. Whether it’s a friend, partner or family member, we are here to listen and support those who love her. We invite you to call us:


Birthright Helpline: 1-800-550-4900


We understand reaching out can be difficult. Find out what you can expect from the first moment you contact us.


Birthright services are always free, confidential and available to any woman regardless of age, race, circumstances, religion, marital status or financial situation.


Birthright also offers support and resources for anyone supporting her journey and wanting to know how they can help.