What actually happens at Options for Women Pregnancy Help Clinic? When we talk about what we do at OFW, we find that many people don’t know what exactly we do in our clinic each day. And this is especially true when it comes to the very women we are trying to reach.
So, what can you expect when you come to Options for Women?
Our mission is to erase the need for abortion through effectively serving pregnant, at-risk women, by transforming their fear into confidence. We do that through offering high quality medical services, compassionate counseling, and access to community resources.
We know that facing an unplanned pregnancy can be a scary time. You may not be prepared financially, emotionally, or spiritually for what lies ahead. But we know that women are strong and capable, and that armed with accurate information about the resources available to them, women can choose life for their unborn children and go on to lead healthy, successful lives.
In our office, women can have their pregnancy confirmed, through both a pregnancy test and, for eligible patients, an ultrasound. Once we know how far along a woman is in her pregnancy, we can discuss all of her options with her, including details about the type of abortion available. We do not perform or refer for abortions, but share accurate medical information about the procedures, including any risks and side effects associated.
Our patient advocates talk with our patients about how they are feeling about the pregnancy, and help them find resources that can help them during their pregnancy and beyond. The advocate is available for the patient every step of the way.
Our nurses work hard to ensure that patients have all of the medical information they need to make healthy decisions in the future. This includes pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and STD testing. STD testing is important because certain STDs can be harmful if left untreated during an abortion or pregnancy.
We also have other programs available to our patients, including a Steps to Sexual Integrity class and a post-abortion recovery program. Steps to Sexual Integrity allows women to take back control of their sexuality and create a groundwork from which the woman can make better, healthier decisions. The program provides a comprehensive approach to dealing with sexual trauma, sexual abuse, and sexual misuse (any sexual behavior outside of marriage).
Surrendering the Secret is a FREE, powerful 8-week study that helps women hurting from abortion find the path to healing by allowing God to heal their hearts and wounds, and letting go of any shame they may feel and move forward in healing.
But the most important thing you’ll find in our office is a loving, compassionate, and judgment-free environment, with women ready to help you make important decisions. We know you may be facing the hardest decision of your life, and we’re simply here to help you – to empower you, and to love you through the hard times.
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and need help, call our office today at 393-6988 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org