When Life is Hard – Be Thankful

Tips for Being Thankful Even When Things Aren’t Going So Well The coming of the holiday season can be a time of great joy for many. It can also be a time of stress, emotional challenges and difficult circumstances. Holidays with family can be a stressful time if family relationships are strained. Or if one…

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I Can’t Be Pregnant

“I can’t be pregnant. Not right now.” “I have plans. And I can’t afford a baby.” Perhaps you or someone you know is having thoughts like these. You may wonder what to do next. Should I have an abortion? Parent? Or maybe consider making an adoption plan? All of these sound like hard choices. Where…

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1 in 7 Feel Blue

Postpartum Depression – English It was almost one week after my 21st birthday when I woke my husband up and said, “It’s time to go to the hospital.” I knew I was in labor with our first child. Twenty years ago, I didn’t know very much about having a baby, but that night, I knew…

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A Secret to Transform Your Relationship

After the birth of our second child, my husband and I struggled. Our relationship got harder as the demands on our time multiplied. During this time, we learned a “secret” that was part of what transformed our relationship. This remarkable idea was that each person feels and expresses love primarily in one or more of…

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Introducing Katie

Katie, our new Education Manager, has been a labor and postpartum doula since 2009. She is also a childbirth educator. Katie first volunteered for our clinic as a childbirth educator in 2011-2012. When Katie graduated from high school, she began working for the Salvation Army in their youth programming. In 2009, while taking a college…

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5 Ways to Help a Friend

What do you say when a friend tells you she might be pregnant? Recently I was talking with a woman I’ll call Leslie. Leslie was a client at First Care Clinic a couple years ago. Leslie told me that she wished more people knew about First Care Clinic. Then she told me why. Leslie has…

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Meet Billie Jo, RN, BSN

Meet Billie Jo, RN, BSN. Billie Jo has been a nurse for 16 years, beginning in neuro-medical surgery in 2001. In 2002, she began working in obstetrics at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. For the past 15 years, Billie Jo has worked in labor and delivery, postpartum, antepartum and NICU. She has served hundreds of…

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Wondering How You Can Afford a Child?

Raising a child comes with expenses and commitments. Trying to make your budget work to care for a new baby can be a challenge. But there are ways to make it work — even if money is tight. Here are 7 ways to save money that can help you make ends meet with your growing…

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Parenting, Abortion and What?

Adoption Options and 3 Myths You Should Know —  Adoption is not for everyone. In fact, fewer than 2% of unmarried women facing an unintended pregnancy choose to make an adoption plan. Contrary to popular opinion, most women who make an adoption plan are in their mid to late 20s or older. Adoption is never…

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Looking for Mr. Right?

Are you looking for “Mr. Right?” Often we think that if we just find the right person, life will be great. But what if Mr. Right turns out not to be so “right” after all? Or what if he’s mostly looking for what he can get from you? And truth be told, you’re looking for…

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