We believe strongly in educating and equipping our clients who have decided to carry their pregnancy to term. To this end, the clinic provides a pregnancy education and parenting skills program to qualified participants. There are a number of topics to choose from, and we will put together a lesson plan that is unique to you. Here are a few of the topic choices:
Eating for Two, Labor and Delivery, Your Developing Baby, Reducing the Risk of SIDS, Newborn Care, Breastfeeding, Infant Care and Nutrition, Sleep and Crying.
Active participants are rewarded with items from the Baby Closet according to the program guidelines. Our Baby Closet is stocked with supplies like maternity and baby clothing, blankets, diapers, and other much-needed supplies.
At Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic we want to help you in the journey of being a father. Research shows us that the absence of a father does make a difference and we are here to help you make the transition into fatherhood.
In the article 5 Ways Fathers Can Use Science and Nature to Bond with Their Children we read, "science now reveals that mothers don't have the market cornered when it comes to being biologically connected to their children. Nature also provides a way for men to prepare for the arrival of their children and to bond with them well after birth."
We often hear from the men we meet how much they want to be involved during the pregnancy and after. You might be unsure about how to do this. We provide education before and after the baby is born. Our program can help you build relationships with other fathers going through the same transition.
Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic offers support for those who have experienced a previous abortion. Sometimes an abortion experience can create intense emotions that you may not feel equipped to deal with on your own. For women, we provide an opportunity to receive help in a confidential, small-group setting. Throne of Grace is a confidential 10 week faith-based support group for women who have experienced an abortion. For men, we provide one-on-one support.
If you or someone you care about is hurting from the loss of a baby through a miscarriage or still birth, there is a place to go for comfort. If you are looking for peace and healing from such a loss, you are not alone. In Loving Arms is a Support Group designed by and led by moms and dads who have walked this path.