Dear Abortion Advice from Confused and Scared

Dear Abortion Advice,

I just found out I’m pregnant and my boyfriend doesn’t want the baby. He’s pressuring me to have an abortion. I’m don’t want to have an abortion and I’m confused and scared. What should I do?

Confused and Scared

Dear Confused and Scared,
We believe that choice and free will are very important.  Sounds like your boyfriend is trying to limit you to one choice. You do have options and there are many resources in the area that will help you keep your baby and make sure that you and your baby have everything you need. Stand strong and listen to your gut.

Here’s a link to a resource for women in the Twin Cities who are facing unexpected pregnancies but there are many others too: https://www.abria.org/

Dear Abortion Advice from Overwhelmed

Dear Abortion Advice,

I have a 5-year-old son and I’m so far in debt. I just found out I’m pregnant again and I’m considering having an abortion because I’m worried about paying my bills.  What else can I do?

Overwhelmed in Minnesota

Dear Overwhelmed in Minnesota,

Life can be tough when you’re a single mom and the bills are piling up. But you don’t need to have an abortion because of debt. There are a lot of resources to help out with food and rent.

Check out these websites for help with rent and food. You can do this and you’re not alone.

Click here for more information

Dear Abortion Advice from Annoyed

Dear Abortion Advice:

I just found out I’m pregnant and I already have 2 kids.  I thought I was done having children.  My whole life I’ve been against abortion but now I’m thinking about getting one.  What do you think?

Annoyed

Dear Annoyed:
Well, since you’ve always been against abortion, I would recommend you follow the advice a wise woman once shared with me.  Her pregnancy came at a time that was difficult for her.(sounds similar to your situation)  She decided against abortion and said, “You know what, I’m just going to roll with it.”

Dear Abortion Advice from Annoyed

Dear Abortion Advice:

I am so annoyed with the attitude of my parents.  They are going to have a real problem finding out that I am pregnant since I am not married.  So many of my friends have gotten abortions to avoid this judgement.  My parents are also against abortion.  I am thinking this might be my only chance to have a baby.  Ugh.

 

Dear Annoyed:

I get your annoyance with your parents attitude.  You can’t make them happy by either choice.  But if you really think this might be your only chance to have a baby I would definitely hang in there.  If they give your a hard time, ask would they prefer you got an abortion for their grandchild.  That might help!

Dear Abortion Advice from Considering Adoption

Dear Abortion Advice:

I was thinking about getting an abortion but I am afraid I am too far along.  Is it possible to put my baby up for adoption but still know he or she is okay?

Considering Adoption

Dear Considering:

Yes, with open adoptions you can have a wide range of options for staying in touch.  Some families have the birth mother be a part of the child’s life in the same way a favorite aunt would be connected.

Dear Abortion Advice from Curious

Dear Abortion Advice:
I found out I was having a baby boy and did a gender reveal party on Father’s Day.  Now I’m worried that the ultrasound might be wrong.  How accurate are they and how far along should you be to tell the sex?

Curious

Dear Curios:

Several factors, such as the stage of pregnancy and position of the fetus, will influence the accuracy of the gender prediction.  The ultrasound is usually done between 18-20 weeks for gender prediction.

Dear Abortion Advice from Stressing in Minnesota

Dear Abortion Advice:
I heard I will have to move out of my subsidized apartment if I have another baby.  Could this be true?  I am thinking of having an abortion because I am stressed out about this.

From Stressing in Minnesota

Dear Stressing:
No, you don’t need to feel abortion is your only choice because of housing.  Options are available to help you.  First place I start is with the HousingLink.org website.  Stay Calm and Carry On!

Dear Abortion Advice from Pregnancy Symptoms

Dear Abortion Advice:

I haven’t missed my period but I feel like I am pregnant.  Can this be?  What are the symptoms of being Pregnant?

From Feeling Sick in Minnesota

Dear Feeling Sick:
Here are the classic pregnancy symptoms listed on the Mayo Clinics website:

The most common early signs and symptoms of pregnancy might include:

  • Missed period. If you’re in your childbearing years and a week or more has passed without the start of an expected menstrual cycle, you might be pregnant. However, this symptom can be misleading if you have an irregular menstrual cycle.
  • Tender, swollen breasts. Early in pregnancy hormonal changes might make your breasts sensitive and sore. The discomfort will likely decrease after a few weeks as your body adjusts to hormonal changes.
  • Nausea with or without vomiting. Morning sickness, which can strike at any time of the day or night, often begins one month after you become pregnant. However, some women feel nausea earlier and some never experience it. While the cause of nausea during pregnancy isn’t clear, pregnancy hormones likely play a role.
  • Increased urination. You might find yourself urinating more often than usual. The amount of blood in your body increases during pregnancy, causing your kidneys to process extra fluid that ends up in your bladder.
  • Fatigue. Fatigue also ranks high among early symptoms of pregnancy. During early pregnancy, levels of the hormone progesterone soar — which might make you feel sleepy.

 

Ultrasound

Nurse Manager Fellowship Meeting Contact List

Center Name

Nurse Manager

Mailing Address / Phone Hours Medical Services:

 

U/S

STD

Testing

Prenatal

Care

Abria Pregnancy Resources

Judy Kruger, RN

judy@abria.org

2200 University Ave W, #160

St. Paul MN 55114

651-695-0111

Open:

M-F 8-4:30,

Sat 8-1:30

 

U/S:

M, T, Th

X X  

Amnion Crisis Pregnancy Center

Mary Little, RN

mlittle@amnioncpc.org

13775 Nicollet Ave S

Burnsville MN 55337

952-898-4350

Open:

M-F 9-5

 

U/S:

M, W, F 9-5

X    

First Care Pregnancy Center

Julie Schewe, RN

schewe.julie@nlfs.org

6517 Nicollet Ave S

Richfield MN 55423

612-866-7643

Open:

T-F 8-4

 

U/S:

Weds AM, Thurs PM

X    

First Care Pregnancy Center

Julie Schewe, RN

schewe.julie@nlfs.org

2900 Univ Ave SE

Minneapolis MN 55414

612-623-8378

Open:

T-F 8-4

 

U/S:

By Appt

X X  

First Care Pregnancy Center

Julie Schewe, RN

schewe.julie@nlfs.org

2109 Old Hudson Rd

St. Paul MN 55119

651-730-4342

Open:

M-F 9-6, Sa 10-4

 

U/S:

By Appt

X    

First Care Pregnancy Center

Julie Schewe, RN

schewe.julie@nlfs.org

902 N Broadway

Rochester MN 55906

507-282-3377

Open:

M-F 9-5

 

U/S:

By Appt

X X  

Hope Pregnancy Center

Joan Hinton, RN

nursemanager@qwestoffice.net

P.O. Box 334

Willmar MN 56201

320-235-7619

(Location: 1520 Mavis Lane)

Open:

M-F 11-5

 

U/S:

T 11-5:00

Th AM

X X  

ICU Mobile South

Sue Jensen, RN

icumobiletc.nm@gmail.com

P.O. Box 435

Prior Lake MN 55378

952-447-5683

Open:

M, Th, F 12-5

Mon & Thurs: Target in Shakopee

Fri: Target in Savage

X    

Northfield Women’s Center

 

200 Division Street #140

Northfield MN 55057

507-645-7638

Open:

M-Th 10-5

 

U/S:

X X  

Northside Pregnancy Options

Linda Kleven, RN

nm@northsidelifecare.org

4367 Thomas Ave N

Minneapolis MN 55412

612-522-6589

Open:

M-Th 8:30-4:30

U/S:

T 12:30-4:30

Th 9:00-12:00

X   X

Options for Women – Cornerstone

Rachel Moehn

rmoehn@cornerstoneoptions.org

204 Central Ave E

St. Michael MN 55376

612-584-9449

M-W 12-4:30

 

Th afternoons

X    

Options for Women East

Sydney March, Julie Birkeland

sydneymarch.rn.ofwe@gmail.com

891 White Bear Ave.

St. Paul MN 55106

651-776-2328

Open:

M-Th 12-6

 

U/S:

M 12-6

X X X

Pregnancy Options Lifecare Center

Carolyn Steffl, RN

nursesteffl@hotmail.com

18 2nd St NW

Faribault MN 55021

507-332-7644

M-F 9:30-4:30      

Pregnancy Resource Center – Cambridge

Colleen Sauvageau

prcnurse@cambridgeprc.com

140 Buchanan St N

Cambridge, MN 55008

763-689-4319

Open:

M 10-6

T and W 10-5

Th 12-6

 

U/S:

By Appt

X X  

Pregnancy Resource Center – East Bethel (satellite center for Cambridge)

Colleen Sauvageau, RN

prcnurse@cambridgeprc.com

18553 Central Ave.

East Bethel, MN 55005

763-452-0343

Opening 10/3/16      

Pregnancy Resource Center St. Cloud

Meg Sobieck

 

305 5th Ave S, #140

St. Cloud MN 56301

320-253-1962

Open:

M-F 10-5

 

U/S:

By Appt

X X  

Project Life

Julie Birkeland, RN

prenatal@stillwaterprojectlife.org

713 County Road 5

Stillwater MN 55082

651-439-5964

Open:

M &Th 10-7,

T 10-5

 

PNC Thurs eve

X X X

Robbinsdale Women’s Center

Caryn Gallagher, RN

caryn.gallagher@robbinsdalewomen.org

3826 W Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale MN 55422

763-531-9554

M-Th 9-4,

F 9-2, S 9-1

 

All open hours

X X  

Tandem (formerly Tapestry) Pregnancy and Family Resource Center

Karen Dosh, RN

karendosh@gmail.com

4105 Chicago Avenue S, Minneapolis MN 55407

612-823-0301

M-Th 9-3

 

US:

W 9-12

X   X

Wakota LifeCare Center

Karen Dosh, RN

karendosh@gmail.com

1140 South Robert St

West St. Paul MN 55118

M-F 9-5

 

T 9-5

X    

WomenSource

Sue Newburg, RN

msnewburg@comcast.net

1902 5th Avenue #3

Anoka MN 55303

763-208-0076

M & F 11-4,

W 11-6

 

F 2-4 and on call

X    

Woodbury Options for Women

Karen Loome

karenloome@gmail.com

1103 Weir Drive #400

Woodbury MN 55125

651-340-9062

M, W 10-5

T, Th 10-6

 

M 11-5 and by appt

X X  
       
       
       
       
Other Minnesota Centers

Abba Pregnancy Resource Center

 

953 4th St NW

Elk River MN 55330

763-441-7777

M 10-1, 4-7

W 11-5

Sa 10-1

     

Apple Pregnancy Care Center

 

2600 Stein Blvd #2

Eau Claire WI 54701

715-834-5254

M-Th 9-3

Th 5-7

     

 

 

Birthline

 

 

 

1411 W Germain St #5 St. Cloud MN 56301

320-252-4150

 

 

M,W 10-4

T, Th 10-9p

 

By Appt

 

X

   

Birthright

 

825 Nicollet Mall #702

Minneapolis MN 55402

612-338-2353

M-F 10-2      

Birthright

 

299 Snelling Ave N

St. Paul MN 55104

651-646-7033

M-Sa 10-1

T/Th 5:30-8:30

     
Choices Pregnancy Center

231 E 2nd St, Armory Sq

Lower Level, Suite 6

Redwood Falls MN 56283

507-637-2534

M-Th 10-4      
First Choice Clinic

1755 Old West Main St, Suite 101

Red Wing MN 55066

651-267-4357

M-Th 9-5

F 9-1

 

?? hours

X X  

First Choice Pregnancy Services

Sarah Gillis, RN

Fcps.tlc@gmail.com

1223 S Broadway St

New Ulm MN 56073

507-359-9800

M-Th 11-5

 

By appt

X    
Health Resources

123 Lincoln Ave.

Fergus Falls MN 56537

218-736-6050

M-F 10-4

And W til 7p

 

Alt Weds AM’s

X X  
Helping Hand Pregnancy Center

910 3rd Ave

Worthington MN 56187

507-372-2111

M-Th 10-4

Also T-W 4-7

  X  
Lake Superior LifeCare Center

1522 Superior St. 1st Fl

Duluth MN  55812

218-727-3399

M-Th 9-4

F 9-12

     
Lakes LifeCare Center

840 W Broadway #100

Forest Lake MN 55025

651-464-4340

M-F 1-5

 

Th afternoons

X    
LifeCare Pregnancy Center

204 Labree Ave.

Thief River Falls MN 56701

218-681-1279

M 7:30-6:30

T-Th 7:30-3:30

 

By Appt

X    
Metro Women’s Center

6418 Bass Lake Road

Crystal MN 55428

763-533-8642

       
New Beginnings Pregnancy Care Center

1833 US-2

Grand Rapids MN 55744

218-326-0404

T 5-8

Sa 10-1

     
New Day Pregnancy Care Center

2756 Lake Shore Ave

Little Canada MN 55117

3901 1st Ave S

       
Options for Women – Central Minnesota

1225 Timberlain Dr. #5

Sauk Centre MN 56378

320-351-4025

M-F 1-5 X    
Options for Women – Chisago County

6344 Elm St.

North Branch MN 55056

651-674-2121

M-F 1-5      
Pregnancy Lifecare Center

802 E Howard St #4

Hibbing MN 55746

218-262-5768

M, Th 11-2,

T, W 10-1

     

Pregnancy Choices

Leslie Miller, RDMS

lmmiller78@gmail.com

15010 Glazier Ave #104

Apple Valley MN 55124

952-997-2229

M-Th 9-5,

F 9-4

 

T 1-6

X    
Pregnancy Resource Center – Pine City

315 Main St S, #20

Pine City MN 55063

320-629-2792

M-Th 10-4      
Rachel’s Hope

808 W Oakland Ave

Austin MN 55912

507-437-7595

T, W 10-5

Th 9-12

     
Southwest Options for Women

1615 Main Street

Hopkins MN 55343

952-938-4496

M, T, W, F 11-4

 

     
Total LifeCare Center

919 Vermillion St #100

Hastings MN 55033

651-437-4200

M-Th 9-5

By Appt

X    
Women’s LifeCare Center

2870 Middle St

Little Canada MN 55117

651-777-0350

M 3:30-6:30

T,W 12-3

Th 10-3