Summer 2021 Newsletter

Birthright collaborates with Sidewalk Advocates and 40 Days For Life to help mothers and babies. We renewed the bus ad, thanks to the generosity of donors. Learn about our new nursery. Volunteers reflect about their work at Birthright. We welcome you to our upcoming Open House on 10/23! Click here for the full newsletter

Wonder

The Wonders of being a Mother by Pam Otis Have you felt the wonder? A woman may not be consciously aware the moment she has conceived a child in her womb, nonetheless, LIFE has begun! Has your heart felt the wonderment of being a mother instantly when after your pregnancy test you heard the words…

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Tracking Your Period

The Importance of Tracking Your Period by Grace Cooper Every woman has experienced an irregularity in her period at some point, whether it be skipping a month or being a day late. Sometimes these irregularities are trivial but other times a menstrual irregularity is the symptom of a larger issue. Although it may not always…

A Supportive Birth Team

by Michaela Pershe Pregnancy and childbirth are transformative times in a woman’s life as she prepares to be a mother for her new baby. There are many emotions and things to think about during this process that might feel overwhelming or lonely to pregnant women at times. Mothers should take care of themselves so they…

Sleep During Pregnancy

How to Stay Healthy During Pregnancy: Sleep by Grace Cooper Many women experience increased fatigue as their body changes during pregnancy. Because of these changes, it is more important than ever for women to get a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, pregnancy is not comfortable, so it’s common to develop sleep issues throughout those nine months….

Nutrition

Eating for Two by Michaela Pershe When most people think of a diet, the most common thought that comes to mind is a strict regimen of foods you can’t eat — usually with the goal to lose weight. The purpose of a good prenatal diet, however, is not to lose weight and it is not…

Not Alone

You Are Not Alone by Pam Otis A woman’s emotional mood swings and other changes in her psyche at the beginning of pregnancy can cause stress and fear within herself in ways that are unfamiliar to her. At the first sign of these symptoms, a young girl or woman should not feel stigmatized about seeking professional counseling at this…

Exercise

One Way to Stay Healthy During Pregnancy: Exercise by Grace Cooper Exercise is an important component to any healthy lifestyle, but it’s especially important for pregnant women. Despite what you may think, pregnancy isn’t all about bed rest and food cravings. If you already exercise regularly, pregnancy is no reason to stop—although you may have…

Breastfeeding

Breastfeeding Your New Baby by Michaela Pershe Exclusive breastfeeding reduces infant mortality due to common childhood illnesses such as diarrhea or pneumonia, and helps for a quicker recovery during illness. Breastfeeding contributes to the health and well-being of mothers, it helps to space children, reduces the risk of ovarian cancer and breast cancer, increases family…