Mom I’m Pregnant

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Mom, I am Pregnant

You see your daughter’s number on the caller ID and you happily reach for the phone. She is a busy college student, and the calls are not as frequent as they were in her freshman year. After you say hello, there is a pause. Then she says, “Mom, are you sitting down?” Your mother’s intuition kicks in and you immediately know this is not going to be a good phone call. You tell yourself, “Get a grip. She says, “Mom, I’m pregnant.” She is pregnant! You …

Single Mom with Positive Pregnancy Test

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Single Mom with Positive Pregnancy Test

Already a single mother of three girls, Andrea came to Hope Women’s Centers desiring a negative pregnancy test and as she explained: When I found out my pregnancy test was positive, I was very scared and at first I felt alone. Worried about having a “better career for additional finances, having an additional child to take care of and not sleeping already,” Andrea was facing many pressures. When asked how her visit to Hope influenced her decision, Andrea stated, My counselor reminded me that everything …

Positioned to Serve

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Positioned to Serve

When Sally found out she pregnant she was really excited. Sally was not our typical patient in that she and husband Luis wanted another baby, and we were here to serve them in their moment of celebration and to help them receive needed services. We are here to serve each woman and man that walks through the doors of our centers. When we meet with patients we offer a variety of free services that include pregnancy tests, limited obstetrical ultrasounds, limited STI testing and treatment …

Hope and Courage

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Hope and Courage

At 30 years old, she was not our typical client. To protect her privacy, we will call her “Frances”. She was the single mother of an eleven-year-old. She had a good job. She came to us because she thought she might be pregnant. Frances was the victim of date rape. She reported the incident to the police, and told them the perpetrator was a co-worker. He was stalking her, and she needed help. She believed there was little, if anything, she could do to protect …

Love Helped Me to Choose Life

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Mom, Dad, and Baby

Previous patients Natasha and Gregory recently brought baby Kayla with them when they came back to Hope to introduce us to their daughter. They gave us permission to share their story because they hope it will help others processing what to do in an unplanned pregnancy and will encourage those that give to the work of Hope Women’s Centers that their time and donations really matter. Natasha shared:  I felt very nervous and excited at the same time. A part of me just couldn’t believe the test …