In light of the challenges presented by COVID-19 over the past year and to support and reconnect with our community, the staff of Birthright St. Charles has instituted “Diaper Days” to pay it forward to pregnant and parenting families in need. We hope to help more families while also developing relationships, sharing our services, and bringing an extra smile to those who attend.
If you or someone you know is considering an abortion, one aspect of the decision you may feel unsure about is how or if making the decision to abort will affect your relationships with others in your life, such as your boyfriend, parents, friends, etc. What difference will it make, if any?
It’s easy to feel like such a personal decision couldn’t possibly have implications for anyone outside of “you.” If you’ve ever thrown a rock in a pond, you’ve seen the ripple effect. That initial impact is drastic, strong and quick and the rock sinks beneath the surface, seemingly hidden.
Life is hard. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations we did not plan. The last thing we need when we find ourselves in tight spots is judgment! Instead, we need kindness and support. We need open-mindedness and a listening ear.
Birthright St. Charles supports women, all women, no matter her circumstances
At Birthright of St. Charles, the woman is in control of how she uses the services we offer. She decides how much or little support she needs. Some of our clients have an excellent support system of family and friends. For these clients, our counselors and volunteers are just another part of their safety net.
CBD oil. It seems like everyone is talking about it. It’s on billboards and is being sold in your local health food stores, gas stations, and online. What exactly is it and is it safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding?
Research is still being conducted, but here’s what we know so far.
When a woman finds herself faced with the reality of an unplanned pregnancy, she essentially faces a decision between three options—parenting, making an adoption plan, or terminating the pregnancy through abortion. Particularly for women who find themselves in crisis situations surrounding or resulting in the pregnancy, abortion is often the first consideration.
“I can’t continue this pregnancy – I don’t even have insurance”
“I’m pregnant but don’t have insurance – what do I do?”
Pregnancy can bring a lot of questions and concerns, especially when it comes to figuring out how to find a doctor and obtain the proper prenatal care for your pregnancy if you are without insurance.
Rest assured there are ways to explore options and receive guidance and answers along the way if you are pregnant and uninsured. If you feel uncertain, you can start by scheduling to meet with one of our educated counselors at Birthright St. Charles.
Imagine being a new parent – perhaps young, perhaps without a support system, perhaps unable to care for your newborn due to circumstances outside of your control. You’ve tried all you can, yet the stress and demands are too great and it’s just too much. You need immediate relief, but what can you do?
When it comes to working women, there is perhaps no force to be reckoned with like that of a working mom. As an organization that walked alongside 651 women in their prospective pregnancy journeys in 2018, many of whom were working moms, we know firsthand the unique challenges and obstacles these women must work to overcome.
At Birthright, we believe that moms in the work force deserve every facet of support available to them. They strive every day to balance home and work commitments, a balance which is often difficult to find and can be emotionally, physically and mentally exhaustive to maintain.
In addition to the free and confidential support available to every woman who walks through our doors, here are some of the unique ways Birthright proudly supports and advocates for our very own working women:
Last week, Birthright of St. Charles participated in the 20th Annual Community Service Summit held every year at Calvary Church Mid Rivers. The Summit provides a unique opportunity for service providers and community members to come together for the purpose of networking and education in order to “build a stronger, healthier, more compassionate community.”
At Birthright of St. Charles, we support our clients in a number of ways from providing free, medically approved pregnancy testing to assisting with the many practical needs that come along with pregnancy. One such service which we are blessed to offer is a form of home-based support, also known as Field Service.
Field Service provides our clients with the unique opportunity to experience ongoing support within the comfort of their own homes or a public location convenient to them.