Parenting Support

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OVERVIEW

 

Parenting can be a challenging and rewarding experience.

Our navigators are trained to guide parents to numerous community resources that are available. Ongoing parenting skills classes and support for Moms and Dads are also available to help you with the hardest job you’ll ever love.

Our programs are free and open to the community for those who register ahead of time.

Not sure about your options yet? Check out the free services we offer below.

FREE CLASSES

We provide ongoing parenting skills classes. Support for Moms and Dads are available to help you with the hardest job you’ll ever love:

  • Teen Moms Support Group (New)
  • Fatherhood Mentoring Program (New)
  • Labor & Delivery Class
  • Lamaze & Breathing Techniques
  • Baby Basics (Infant Care)
  • Postpartum Mood Screening
  • Breastfeeding Class
  • Parenting Workshops
  • Budget & Money Management
  • Coming Soon: Free Doula Support Services

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COMMUNITY RESOURCES

We’re tapped in. Our navigators can help you get access to community resources in your immediate area that could change everything. Here are just a few examples of the type of resources in your area that you may not even know about:

  • Issues with health insurance
  • Locating doctors / prenatal providers
  • Transportation
  • Clothing donations
  • Support groups
  • Mental Health and Addiction Services
  • Spiritual Support
  • Housing Referrals
  • County Referrals (WIC, Family Services)
  • Grief Support

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FAQ

Am I really pregnant? Why is an early ultrasound necessary?

Even if you have a positive urine or blood pregnancy test, you may not have a viable pregnancy. An ultrasound exam is the only way to be sure. Get a free ultrasound at Options after you schedule your first appointment.

* An ultrasound examination is available during the first trimester for women who are not yet under a doctor’s care. The purpose of the ultrasound is limited to diagnosis of viability and gestational age.

What should I know before considering abortion?

Get a FREE Ultrasound at Options
If an ultrasound reveals that the pregnancy will end naturally, abortion will not be necessary.

Get Tested for STDs at Options
You must know whether you are infected with an STD prior to having an abortion. There are often no symptoms. Abortion opens the cervix creating a high risk of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) if you are infected. PID is a leading cause of infertility.

Click here for information on STD’s: www.cdc.gov/std

I think I want to carry my pregnancy to term. What should I do?

Meet with an RN and schedule an ultrasound at Options
An early (1st trimester) ultrasound will accurately measure the baby’s gestational age. We can determine your need for prenatal vitamins and care. (Prenatal vitamins are available at no cost.)

* An ultrasound examination is available during the first trimester for women who are not yet under a doctor’s care. The purpose of the ultrasound is limited to diagnosis of viability and gestational age.

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