A Mother’s Hope, the pre-natal care aspect of the Mother of Mercy Clinic, is so aptly named.
Within a few months of opening, the volunteers are seeing nearly 60 women!
OB visits, fetal and maternal testing, sonograms, child birth classes, all are being offered to women in a setting of love and generosity. These women, who would otherwise be going to the ER for emergency help, can now receive care to help ensure the health and well being of their unborn children before reaching an acute situation. No longer are they going into labor without any prenatal care, as was the case for so many of them before A Mother’s Hope opened its doors.
Women who might otherwise be tempted to seek out abortion now have another option open to them. The mom from our last update, who was so excited to see her baby’s fingers, continues to be amazed at the miracle of feeling her baby grow within her and has decided to keep the baby.
And because of our relationship with Catholic Charities, so many of these women who are under emotional stress due to their economic situation, can also be referred to Family Services for counseling, and to the Vincent de Paul society for rental help, and to the priests of All Saints for confession and spiritual healing.
Due to various circumstances, many of the Moms are in high risk pregnancies, which necessitates more sophisticated testing. As many as possible are being performed right here in the clinic; in fact, one generous volunteer donated a non stress test machine. This saves thousands of dollars because we no longer have to send women outside the clinic for this.
One pressing need right now, however, is a radiologist who can read a fetal anatomy scan. Please keep this need in your prayers, and reach out to anyone you know who might be able to help.
Truly, every day is a witness to the work of mercy going on right here for our neighbors. Thank you for making this possible!