Residents are supported in selecting health care providers and delivery facilities that meet their individual needs.  Residents who choose to parent are also supported in developing a relationship with their babies pediatrician.


Each Saint Child resident is connected with a personal doula who offers intensive parental, birthing, and post-partum support.  Young women are supported in childbirth preparation through advocacy at prenatal medical appointments, development of a birth plan, nutritional counseling, and physically preparing for birth.  Doulas and other desired support persons are present during labor and delivery. Post-partum support is offered to meet the individual needs of each young woman whether she chooses parenting or adoption.



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