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Learned Helplessness: Living Beyond Your Past

By: Jami McDermott, Outreach Coordinator In our minds, we all have some funky mental stuff going on, right? It’s what psychologists call “complexes.” They’re like the mental patterns that shape how we see ourselves and the world. They come from past experiences, trauma, belief systems, and upbringings. So, what are these “complexes”? Think of them […]


Birthright St. Charles is HERE for the WHOLE WOMAN

By: Jennifer Burch, M.Ed, PLPC Pregnancy, whether expected or unplanned, can sometimes be overwhelming at times… physically and emotionally. Birthright St. Charles is here to support the “whole woman,” not just her needs specific to pregnancy. Our professional counselors are available to sit with the woman (you) and address any stressors she(you) may be facing. […]

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.

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 […]

7 Ways To Empower The Women In Our Lives

We live in a time where more than ever, women are working to be heard and seen in society—to have our unique needs and gifts understood and validated, to celebrate all that we are and to have our stories told. We often hear the word “empowerment” used in these conversations surrounding women’s issues, but we […]

5 Surprising Facts About Birthright St. Charles

As an organization that serves the greater St. Charles community, Birthright is always grateful for opportunities to meet people within the community to share what we do and how their support can make an impact in the lives of those we serve. These connections happen in a variety of ways, from participating in organizational fairs […]

When To Go For An Early Mammogram

As women, we’ve all heard this advice: To catch breast cancer early, go get regular mammograms. However, you may be asking yourself a few questions, such as: What exactly is a mammogram? Do I really need one? When should I start getting them? Those are very common questions, and it’s important for women to understand […]

8 Daily Habits To Improve Your Life

It seems that many of us tend to have more bad daily habits than good. And it’s really no surprise: The stress of modern life with its many deadlines, constant barrage of information and comparing ourselves to impossible standards has us cutting corners and promoting poor habits, like staying up way too late. Break the […]

Ovarian Cancer: Knowing the Signs and Symptoms

If you happen to notice any women and men sporting large amounts of teal at any point this September, it’s likely because they are participating in the effort to bring attention to the prevalence of ovarian cancer during the month dedicated to awareness of this “silent killer”. Of the several different types of gynecologic cancers […]

Free to Thrive: 10 Tips For Loving Yourself Better

I recently read a book in which the author talked about how often we as women live our day to day lives in “survival mode” without even realizing it. Whether it’s the stress of fulfilling responsibilities at work, in school, or within our families (or all of the above), it can sometimes feel as though […]