What to Do: Prenatal Care

December 10th, 2008
Categories: Pregnancy, Resources

I cannot tell you how important good prenatal care is for both you and your child. While the level of intervention by your care provider can vary due to personal preference or practice preference, some form of making sure that you are in good health and that the baby is in good health is your best course of action. While you may (or may not) have experienced a pregnancy before if you are reading this blog, you are likely experiencing an unplanned pregnancy this time around. That little scenario may leave you concerned with how to procure prenatal care. And so, your challenge today is to figure that out. I will let you know that it varies from state to state and even from county to county… [more]

Parenting Resources

July 6th, 2007
Categories: Resources

If you are in an unplanned pregnancy and considering adoption, finances and money problems could be one of the largest reasons for considering adoption, but keep in mind that finances can change. Research, educate, and seek out resources that could assist you in keeping your baby and parenting him or her. Even if you ultimately decide that adoption is the best option for your baby, at least you did your research and can know that you thoroughly checked out all your options. I’m going to do my best to highlight some of the resources that may be helpful to you if you try to parent your child. WIC WIC, which stands for Women, Infants, and Children, provides nutritional supplements, nutrition… [more]

Baby Stuff

June 13th, 2007
Categories: Parenting, Resources

When you think of babies do you think of all the stuff they might need. Cribs, blankets, a car seat; oh my! It’s overwhelming! If you are considering parenting, you may be overwhelmed at all the baby things you think you might need in order to care for your baby, but don’t let it overwhelm you! A lot of the things on the market today are “luxury” items. Come on, does a baby really need the wipes warmed? Some birthmothers may have made adoption plans because they worried about financially raising a baby. Finances can improve and there are ways to make do if that is one of the big reasons you are considering adoption. Some of the basic necessities that you will need… [more]

The Journey Part 3: Parenting Resources

March 12th, 2007

“Being a mother is a noble status, right? So why does it change when you put ‘unwed' or ‘welfare' in front of it?” ~ Gloria Steinem In this post we will explore some resources and support sites that will help you with some of the issues mentioned in the previous posts. I haven’t personally used many of the resources and support sites listed below so I can not personally attest to them. However, they do look like they provide helpful and useful information. I am assuming that some people in unplanned pregnancies will be or become single mothers so some of the resources provided are directed specifically towards single mothers, while others are not so specific. Housing