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 […]

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 […]

Relax: How to Enjoy Summer Even with a Baby

Remember when summer days were carefree and fun? You could hang out at the pool or the lake, watch fireworks, and eat watermelon to your heart’s content. If you’re afraid being a parent might keep you from relaxing during the sunny summer months, take a look at these tips to help stress melt away. You […]

Independence Day: When you Take Control of Yourself

Independence. Now that’s something worth celebrating. We all love the freedom to determine our own course without having someone—or something—telling us what we have to do. So while you’re out there watching fireworks and celebrating Independence Day, take a moment to make sure you’re living in true freedom. Because there are three powerful forces all […]

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 […]

What’s Wrong with Hooking Up?

Hooking up. . . Friends with benefits . . . No strings attached. Get what you want and move on. It sounds so good. But is it? Let’s talk honestly about how hooking up really plays out. Good for Your Body? Every time you have sex with a temporary partner, you run the risk of […]

Teens: You Can Escape from Violent Dating Relationships

Does something about your romantic relationship just feel wrong? Deep down, you don’t feel safe. This person you “fell in love with” has now become something less than a friend. Maybe they’re obsessive, possessive, or cruel. Maybe they make you feel guilty for hanging out with your friends or family. Maybe they make threats. Or […]

Why is Our Pregnancy Center Called Choices if We Value Life?

Have you ever wondered why we’re called Choices Pregnancy Center? Does that mean we are pro-choice? Or pro-life? If you’re one of the people who wonders, let us take you beyond the hackneyed labels and talk about why we’re here for women making real choices about real lives.

Envision Your New Year: Pregnant with Possibilities

You didn’t expect to be expecting. But here you are, pregnant. An unplanned pregnancy sweeps you up in an avalanche of change. You’re tumbling downhill, hardly aware which way is up, and you’re faced with zillions of decisions. It feels impossible to think about the big picture of your life. Even when you know you […]

Adoption: You Need to Know It’s Not Just Giving Up

For decades people have described adoption with words like “giving your child up” or “putting your child up” for adoption. It’s as if they think a mother who makes an adoption plan is just abandoning her child or displaying him for sale! If you’re a pregnant woman in a difficult situation, don’t let those old-fashioned […]