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Holiday Gift Hacks

By Jami McDermott, B.S. Speech Comm., Outreach Coordinator The magic of gift-giving lies not in extravagant price tags but in the thoughtfulness, effort, and special touches that take a simple token into a cherished keepsake. In the spirit of spreading holiday joy without straining your budget, here is a list of simple and affordable gift […]

Adoptions Then and Now: A Counselor’s Perspective

By Terry Blanton, LCSW Choosing adoption can be a difficult decision for many women, but did you know that today’s adoption plans offer more choices than ever before? As a master-level counselor, I’ve seen firsthand how the process has evolved and how it can benefit both birth parents and adoptive families. How Adoption Has Changed […]

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In Our Own Backyard – Human Trafficking

Author: Jami McDermott, B.S. Speech Comm., Outreach Coordinator The Harrowing Reality of Human Trafficking Recently, the movie “Sound of Freedom” brought attention to the horrors of human/work trafficking. This form of exploitation preys on vulnerable individuals, taking advantage of their economic and emotional needs to force them into unsafe and illegal situations, often involving sexual exploitation […]

Birthright St. Charles

Paying It Forward With Diaper Days

In light of the challenges presented by COVID-19 over the past year and to support and reconnect with our community, the staff of Birthright St. Charles has instituted “Diaper Days” to pay it forward to pregnant and parenting families in need. We hope to help more families while also developing relationships, sharing our services, and […]

Will My Abortion Impact My Relationship

Will My Abortion Impact My Relationship? Things To Consider

If you or someone you know is considering an abortion, one aspect of the decision you may feel unsure about is how or if making the decision to abort will affect your relationships with others in your life, such as your boyfriend, parents, friends, etc. What difference will it make, if any? Up Next: Dealing […]

Birthright: Why Our Priority Is Compassionate Care

Life is hard. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations we did not plan. The last thing we need when we find ourselves in tight spots is judgment! Instead, we need kindness and support. We need open-mindedness and a listening ear. Birthright St. Charles supports women, all women, no matter her circumstances At Birthright of St. […]

CBD Oil & Pregnancy? Is It Safe?

CBD oil. It seems like everyone is talking about it. It’s on billboards and is being sold in your local health food stores, gas stations, and online. What exactly is it and is it safe to use while pregnant or breastfeeding? Research is still being conducted, but here’s what we know so far.


Dealing With PASS (Post Abortion Stress Syndrome)

When a woman finds herself faced with the reality of an unplanned pregnancy, she essentially faces a decision between three options—parenting, making an adoption plan, or terminating the pregnancy through abortion. Particularly for women who find themselves in crisis situations surrounding or resulting in the pregnancy, abortion is often the first consideration.

Pregnant & Uninsured? Here’s How Birthright St. Charles Can Help

“I can’t continue this pregnancy – I don’t even have insurance” “I’m pregnant but don’t have insurance – what do I do?” Pregnancy can bring a lot of questions and concerns, especially when it comes to figuring out how to find a doctor and obtain the proper prenatal care for your pregnancy if you are […]