Why do I volunteer at Birthright? It sounds like an easy question but for me, it’s been a bit of an evolution. At first, when I realized I had some time to give and felt the need to give in a more “substantive” way than just strictly financial support, I looked to the people in my church community for ideas on where and how I could help out. Where would my time be well invested and provide me with a psychological and emotional return on investment? Several people whom I admired were volunteering at Birthright St. Charles and suggested I look into it.
Stress. Everyone’s got it, needs it and deals with it in some way. Surprising as it may sound, stress in its very basic and primal form is actually good and necessary for the body. It is the body’s natural way of protecting a person from danger and helps us get things accomplished. Stress keeps us moving and alert. It can also help us focus on a daily basis to get through our “to do” list.
We can all benefit from the companionship and closeness of another, and all relationships have their ups and downs. So how can you tell if you and your significant other are in a healthy relationship that can last or one that will soon pass (or maybe should)?
To find out just how healthy your relationship is, ask yourself these questions:
Women’s health has grown in leaps and bounds over the years as the health needs of women have received more research and attention. Here are some inventions that have significantly improved women’s health over the past century.
When weather conditions are questionable, it would be best if you us before heading out. For example, today December 17th, our office will be closed. If you need immediate assistance please call our 24 hour Helpline: 1.800.550.4900. Please be safe.
You’ve decided to come to Birthright for free pregnancy testing and counseling. What do you need to bring with you? Will you have to pay for anything?
The short answer? Nothing. You don’t have to pay for anything or bring anything when you come in to access our services. Surprised? That’s the beauty of Birthright.
If you think you’re pregnant, talking to someone over the phone can be difficult. You may not know what to say or how you feel. That’s why Birthright of St. Charles now offers text messaging.
Text Your Requests, Questions, & Concerns to a Friendly Ear
It’s becoming less common to pick up a phone and call, and we recognize that some women are more comfortable setting up an appointment for a free pregnancy test or to speak with a professional counselor over text message.
For a happy and healthy life, there are some life lessons every woman should know from being aware of your body to managing finances. When you have learned these lessons, you will be happy in the knowledge that you are taking control of your life.
No matter your age or experience, finding yourself unexpectedly pregnant raises a lot of questions about what to do next. Professional counseling can offer you a friendly ear, general guidance, and even specific resources to make sure your happy with your decisions.
Seeking Professional Help is Healthy
Some people are scared or embarrassed to pursue professional counseling because they believe only “weak” people need it. However, asking for help is a normal human need. It only shows that you are taking your pregnancy decisions seriously. Professional counselors are a great resource in these situations because they have the knowledge and experience to give you comprehensive and unbiased support.
Think you might be pregnant? Take a deep breath. Free pregnancy testing is available in a confidential and judgement free environment. If you’re nervous about what to expect, don’t be. Here’s a walkthrough of what you can expect before, during and after your free pregnancy test.