Category Archives: Santa Cruz PRC

Medication Abortion

When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, the Medication Abortion is one of the abortion options a woman can choose from. It consists of two pills taken at different times to expel the pregnancy similar to a miscarriage.

Since the pills should only be taken through 10 weeks gestation, it is important to confirm you are not past that time period.  An ultrasound can confirm how far along you are in the pregnancy and PRC can assist with that.

Many find it helpful to have a support system while going through what the options are, PRC can provide counseling support along with medical services during this time.

It is important to note that if you change your mind about the procedure after taking the first pill, PRC may prescribe Progesterone to support the pregnancy.

Perinatal Education

We are happy to announce the launching of our Perinatal Education Program.
 
Rebecca Hughes, a Licensed Midwife and Registered Nurse will provide helpful tools in a supportive environment to help you be your strongest and healthiest self.
 
Classes are offered Wednesdays from 2:00 – 3:45pm at the main clinic located at 1570 Soquel Dr. Suite 3, SC.
Call 475-2200 to reserve your spot. If you have any questions please feel free to give a call as well.
 
We find that education along with exploring your hopes, dreams, concerns & even fears, can be a huge benefit to you and your family. There will also be time to help each of you make the best pregnancy & birthing plans for your own unique situation and needs.
This class will provide time to discuss the benefits of good nutrition during pregnancy & postpartum. We will also be exploring how to balance your needs for rest and exercise
 
• Preparation for Labor & Birth is a Series of 3 Classes ~ 10/24, 10/31 & 11/7
It is our hope that this will be a time for you to gain confidence and learn tools that will help you in this work of growing a baby & giving birth.
 
• Preparation for Breastfeeding ~ 11/14
Join us for a relaxed and informative time of exploring the challenges and the joys of feeding your newborn. This will be a time for you to gain confidence and learn to more fully trust in your skill as a parent.
 
• Newborn Care, Early Parenting & Safety in the Home ~ 11/21
We will be discussing the early days, weeks & months of being together with your new baby. We will also talk about making a nest that is efficient & safe for both you and your newborn. There will be plenty of time to ask questions and share any concerns that you might have.
 

Community Resources

A Clients View

 If you want some support due to a pregnancy, I wouldn’t hesitate to come here because they have all you need already researched. They will re-direct you to every service available in the area instead of you running around trying to figure out what to do. Very sweet people I don’t think I’ve felt this much love and support from people who were not my family.

-Watsonville

Need an ultrasound?

PRC Changing Lives

Ultrasounds are needed for different reasons. Ultrasounds are important whether you are seeking an abortion or prenatal care. They assist you in determining how far along you are and if the pregnancy is located in the uterus. Whatever you’re reason, we are able to here to assist you. Below is what a client said for just this option.

I was referred to Pregnancy Resource Center by my OB because my insurance did not cover an ultrasound. I would have had to pay over $500 to get one through my OB! I was told that I can’t start my prenatal care until I get an ultrasound so I looked to PRC for assistance. My husband and I had such a pleasant experience at the center. The ladies there were extremely nice and helpful. I got a free pregnancy test and ultrasound and even came home with a few free maternity clothes and books for my toddler. The information I was given was very accurate based on my conception date…which was so cool! I highly recommend this place if anyone is looking for a pleasant experience and support while pregnant.

PRC Volunteers

Volunteers of all ages come to help with the many things that are needed at PRC! These volunteers/students are helping to make baby gifts-layettes-that are given to the mom’s in their third trimesters.

A BIG thank you to all of our PRC volunteers who help us provide fantastic services to the women, families and youth in SC County!!

Healthy Relationship Tips

Here are some healthy relationship tips:

1) You respect boundaries.
You can say: “I can’t be with you every minute.” “I can’t make a decision right now, I need time to think.”
– You feel connected not controlled.

2) You can agree to disagree.
You can each give a little to come to an agreement or take turns making decisions.

3) You are honest with each other.
You build trust by being honest and kind, even if the truth is disappointing.

4) You can be yourself!
You can be different from one another and enjoy those differences.

5) You feel free to…
Keep up with the activities and interests that are important to you.

Most of all…have fun together!!!

Education Services presented at Harbor High School-below are quotes from Freshmen students

That communication is 93% non-verbal.

1.5 people have STD’s/STI’s without knowing it and 1 out of 5 Americans have an incurable STD.

11 years old is average age for pornography exposure.

54% of teens are NOT having sex.

Information about healthy relationships.

Yes to abstinence because I want to follow my hopes and dreams.

I choose abstinence to prevent pregnancy and STD’s and to have a healthy relationship.

Parenting Class

“We attended the Parenting Class last week and learned so many things about raising kids that will be really helpful as our baby grows. The teachers were really great too, and answered all of our questions. They even had food for us. We really appreciate all of the help we’ve received here at the PRC.”

The Parenting Class was held last week for clients. It is such a great class for those who are parents for the first time, or for those who have questions about about parenting for the children they already have.