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What Not to Say to Your Pregnant Teen Friend

When your friend first tells you she’s pregnant, you may not know exactly what to say. Pregnancy is a huge thing, and it’s going to change her life. But how can you figure out what you should—and should not—say to your friend? First, Listen Every pregnant person is unique, and the situation around your friend …

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Relationships: the Key to Preventing Teen Pregnancy

Teen pregnancy results from teen sex. Let’s just be right up front about that. So if you, like those of us here at Choices Pregnancy Center, are serious about preventing teen pregnancy, we have to start by talking about teen sex and our individual opportunities to positively influence teens’ choices. You can have a powerful …

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Mothers Day: Celebrating the Moms We’ve Met

Here at Choices Pregnancy Center, we honor mothers all year long. But with Mother’s Day approaching, the moms on staff want to celebrate the many mothers who have asked us to walk alongside them on their journeys through motherhood. Ladies, you know who you are. So sit back and let our praise wash over you. …

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You Can Help Change a Life

Imagine finding out you’re pregnant, with no idea how you will handle it. Maybe you’re already having trouble making ends meet. Maybe your boyfriend said he wants nothing to do with a baby. Or maybe you had big plans, and having a baby wasn’t part of them. Where do you go? What do you do? …

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When Your Daughter Tells You She’s Pregnant

The post below was written by Lauren Urrea and originally appeared at http://lknuppel.blogspot.com. Read more about Lauren at the end of this post. When I was told by the local crisis pregnancy center that I was pregnant, I was given a “goodie bag” with a variety of handouts and information packets explaining my pregnancy, pre-natal …

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Preserving the Gift of Life in Our Community

Do you ever pause to ponder exactly how you came to have life? Why aren’t you just a collection of organic matter or lifeless cells? What is the quality that makes you alive? Then—and this may make you a bit uncomfortable—have you ever pondered how easily the life in you could be gone? And once …

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The Christmas Baby: Why Choices Pregnancy Center Cares

For those of us working here at Choices Pregnancy Center, Christmas holds a special place in our hearts. That’s because the story of the first Christmas inspires us. It’s the story of an unexpected pregnancy and how it changed a lot of lives. Because of that story, we work all year long to pass on …

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Carrie Meyers

Choices Pregnancy Center Welcomes New Director

This month we welcome our new executive director, Carrie Meyers. Carrie lives in Olivia, Minnesota, with her husband Henry and seven of their nine children. Her first grandchild arrived on July 1. And this fall, Carrie’s youngest child begins kindergarten. Raising such a large family has helped prepare Carrie to serve women facing difficult pregnancy …

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You Are Changing Lives at Choices Pregnancy Center

They may look like ordinary baby bottles. But when you and your generous neighbors filled them with change, you made it possible for lives to keep changing. . . for the better! Because of you and your baby bottles, new life is breathing into our community through our work here at Choices Pregnancy Center. You’re …

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Teen Pregnancy: How to Help Your Friend Prevent It

Teens with friends who support them in their resolve not to get pregnant are more likely to stand firm under pressure than those who don’t get support.[1] That means you can make a difference when your friend faces pressure to compromise what really matters to her. She knows that sex makes babies. But that clear …

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