The first and most important thing you can do is determine if you’re really pregnant. Even if you’ve taken a home test, it may not be accurate. Our Center offers free lab quality pregnancy tests.

Our friendly medical professionals can help you confirm your pregnancy before you make any decisions.

How do you know if you’re pregnant?

Missing your period or other pregnancy symptoms doesn’t always mean that you’re pregnant. But, if you’re sexually active, it’s possible to become pregnant and it’s important to confirm your pregnancy early with an accurate pregnancy test.

Visit our Center to know for sure.

Make an appointment for a confidential free, lab quality pregnancy test at our Center. Talk to our friendly medical professionals about your symptoms and concerns.

We can help you with your pregnancy-related questions….

How far along are you? How many weeks?

If your pregnancy test is positive, the next step is to determine how far along you may be. You will need to know the first day of your last period, even though conception could have been several days after your period ended. We’ll help you determine an estimated due date based on your last menstrual cycle. If your pregnancy test is positive at our center, you may qualify for a free ultrasound to help confirm the stage of your pregnancy.

Is the pregnancy in your uterus?

Occasionally, the pregnancy is located somewhere else. This is known as an “ectopic” pregnancy.

Is the pregnancy viable?

If you’re pregnant, it’s very important to learn if your pregnancy is viable (healthy) or at risk for a natural miscarriage.

What to do when you have a positive pregnancy test

If you have a positive pregnancy test, this indicates there is a high probability you are pregnant.  Even if you have a positive test at home, you may want help confirming your pregnancy.

If you have a positive pregnancy test at our Center, you may qualify for a free ultrasound to determine more about your pregnancy and options for your next steps.

We recommend following up with a FREE ultrasound at our Center to confirm this positive result. We will be offering free ultrasounds in Spring 2019.

Make an appointment for a free lab quality pregnancy test at our Center.

 

 
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LEARN & EARN

Eight to Nine compact and informative sessions for moms who are currently pregnant or parenting an infant.  Mothers receive education on various topics such as newborn care, safe sleep nutrition for mom and baby, parenting, prenatal development and car seat safety.  We have two certified car seat technicians on staff. As mom completes each 2 hour topic lesson, she receives necessary items for her baby. At the end of the program, she will have earned all of the essential items for baby care and safety.

 

LIFE COACHING

Each of our programs offer the component of life coaching.  Coaching is based on the principle that our mothers are resourceful and have the capacity to find solutions to the challenges in their lives.  Life Coaching focuses on building self-esteem, confidence, reducing stress, problem solving and goal setting which in return helps our moms to realize their own personal gifts and talents. Through the coaching process, clients are encouraged to  make meaningful changes to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

 

WELL LIFE

A six month class which meets twice per month, Well Life is a maternal wellness and life skills group which empowers women in their important role as mothers.  Sessions promote success for today’s busy parent by offering tools for self-care, baby bonding, healthy eating, budgeting, fitness, career planning and other related topics. Each class encourages  learning, mindfulness, physical wellness, and connecting with others to build lasting relationships because a happy mom makes a happy family!

 
 
 

REFERRALS FOR MEDICAL SERVICES & PROFESSIONAL COUNSELING

Client advocates encourage our mothers to seek the resources they need to insure they are receiving proper medical attention and professional therapy if needed. Center staff routinely refer clients for medical services, such as ultrasounds and STI testing at equipped pregnancy care centers and medical clinics, as well as assist with health insurance referrals through the county and referrals to mental health clinics.

 

ADOPTION COUNSELING AND REFERRALS

Our center offers adoption referrals and counseling, using licensed adoption agencies.

 

REFERRALS FOR FOOD AND CLOTHING

The center uses local food shelves and free clothing agencies as referrals as well as requesting used clothing items from center volunteers and donors. We also provide free maternity clothing to expectant mothers through our Learn While You Earn and Life Coaching programs.

 

REFERRALS FOR INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE PREVENTION AND LEGAL AID

The center refers clients experiencing domestic violence to the regional navigator for the east metro. We also assist clients in accessing free legal aid services if needed.

 

ASSISTANCE AND REFERRALS FOR HOUSING, INCLUDING PREGNANCY HOMES

The center uses state and federally funded agencies, as well as privately funded agencies, for our referrals. We assist clients in completing needed county paperwork such as monthly household report forms.

 

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR PREGNANCY-RELATED SITUATIONS

The Center also offers financial assistance to mothers facing financial hardship who have completed our Learn While You Earn program. The agencies used by the Women’s Life Care Center are Cradle of Hope, the St. Paul Foundation and The Life Fund of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

 

CAR SEAT PROGRAM

Our clients earn car seats by participating in the Learn While You Earn education program. Two of the center’s staff are certified car seat installers who train car seat recipients in the proper installation and use of the seats.

 

GED PREPARATION

Help in preparing for the General Educational Development (GED) test is provided on as as-needed basis by our program director, a well-experienced educator.

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Learn While You Earn Education Program

Clients view educational videos and engage in worksheets and discussions regarding parenting, healthy family relationships, making positive choices affecting their children, nutrition, exercise, sexually transmitted diseases, health risks caused by STIs and a variety of other topics that affect women of today and their families. In exchange for hours spent on education, clients may earn Pack n’ Plays, car seats, diapers, baby clothing and other infant necessities.


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Life Coaching

One-on-one life coaching is integrated into our Learn While You Earn Program. Each client receives an hour of life coaching during which they are able to ‘unpack’ their story, identify values and explore tools that allow for growth and achievement of goals.


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Well-Life

The Well Life program gathers expecting and parenting mothers in a group setting to focus on topics related to mental and physical wellness such as: Connecting with Others/Building Lasting Relationships, Mindfulness, Learning, and Physical Wellness. Incentives are offered at each session to support the learning and wellness goals of the program.


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Free Pregnancy Tests

Women’s Life Care Center offers client-administered free pregnancy tests. These tests are the first introduction many women have to our services.

 


Ultrasound Services (Coming Soon)

We offer free, limited OB ultrasounds for confirmation of pregnancy by certified medical service specialists.

No insurance needed. 


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Referrals for Medical Services & Professional Counseling

Client advocates encourage our mothers to seek the resources they need to insure they are receiving proper medical attention and professional therapy if needed. Center staff routinely refer clients for medical services, such as ultrasounds and STI testing at equipped pregnancy care centers and medical clinics, as well as assist with health insurance referrals through the county and referrals to mental health clinics.


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Adoption Counseling and Referrals

Our center offers adoption referrals and counseling, using licensed adoption agencies.


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Referrals for Food and Clothing

The center uses local food shelves and free clothing agencies as referrals as well as requesting used clothing items from center volunteers and donors. We also provide free maternity clothing to expectant mothers through our Learn While You Earn and Life Coaching programs.


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Referrals for Intimate Partner Violence Prevention and Legal Aid

The center refers clients experiencing domestic violence to the regional navigator for the east metro. We also assist clients in accessing free legal aid services if needed.


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Assistance and Referrals for Housing, including pregnancy homes

The center uses state and federally funded agencies, as well as privately funded agencies, for our referrals. We assist clients in completing needed county paperwork such as monthly household report forms.


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Financial Assistance for Pregnancy-Related Situations

The Center also offers financial assistance to mothers facing financial hardship who have completed our Learn While You Earn program. The agencies used by the Women’s Life Care Center are Cradle of Hope, the St. Paul Foundation and The Life Fund of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.


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Car Seat Program

Our clients earn car seats by participating in the Learn While You Earn education program. Two of the center’s staff are certified car seat installers who train car seat recipients in the proper installation and use of the seats.


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GED Preparation

Help in preparing for the General Educational Development (GED) test is provided on as as-needed basis by our program director, a well-experienced educator.

 

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