Natural Family Planning
Did you know that, for avoiding pregnancy, Natural Family Planning is more successful than contraceptives (96.7% versus 91.7%)? Please see our page on Natural Family Planning for more details.
Lifetime Adoption is a nationwide adoption service. It was founded in 1986 as an Adoption Support and Referral Group by Founder Mardie Caldwell after her struggle with seven pregnancy losses and her own adoptions and working with women in crisis. The mission was and still is to help families and birthmothers come together.
430 North Polora Ave, Suite K
Yuba City, CA 95991
(800) 923-6784 (24hr answers)
A Woman's Friend is located in Marysville. All services are free and confidential. Among the services they offer are:
- Pregnancy Verification
- Medical Examinations
- Ultrasound Imaging
- Counseling and education on fetal development, the importance of early prenatal care and sound nutrition
- Information on pregnancy, abortion, and alternatives to abortion
- Pre-abortion peer counseling
- Friendship and emotional support
- Assistance in obtaining medical care
- Referrals to community agencies
- Maternity clothes, baby clothes and furniture
- Post-abortion peer counseling
For more information, please visit this wonderful organization's website.
Rachel's Vineyard weekends for healing after abortion are offered throughout the year in locations across the United States and Canada, with additional sites in Portugal, Australia and New Zealand. They also offer a 13-week support group model for Rachel's Vineyard. Rachel’s Vineyard is a ministry of Priests for Life. Retreats are also held in the Sacramento area.
The program is an opportunity to examine your abortion experience, identify the ways that the loss has impacted you in the past and present, and helps to acknowledge any unresolved feelings that many individuals struggle with after abortion. Because of the emotional numbness and secrecy that often surrounds an abortion experience, conflicting emotions both during and after the event may remain unresolved. These buried feelings can surface later and may be symptoms of post abortion trauma.
Married couples, mothers, fathers, grandparents and siblings of aborted children, as well as persons who have been involved in the abortion industry have come to Rachel's Vineyard in search of peace and inner healing. The weekend is a lot of work but yields a fruitful harvest for all who are willing to labor there. To learn more, please visit the Rachel's Vinyard website.