View Post

Cassie – A Birthline Story

In Client Storiesby Andrea PowellLeave a Comment

Cassie* had been sober for two years when she found she was pregnant with twins. She came to Birthline feeling guilty for her past and confused about her future. When we started seeing Cassie, she had a restraining order placed on her boyfriend who struggled with addictions, and even had him arrested for domestic abuse. During her visits with an …

View Post

Jenna – A Birthline Story

In Client Storiesby Andrea PowellLeave a Comment

Jenna* had gone to Planned Parenthood for an abortion. She knew she didn’t want the baby and she had had an abortion before, so she wasn’t quite sure why she couldn’t go through with it. She found herself walking out before she could commit to the procedure. Jenna confided in a friend who suggested she see someone at Birthline of …

View Post

Eric – A Birthline Story

In About Birthline, Client Storiesby Andrea PowellLeave a Comment

Eric* visited Birthline just a few hours after he gained custody of his baby girl. Unsure and a little confused, he wondered what services we offered. Together we started at the very beginning, and Eric and one of our advocates figured out what size clothes and diapers his daughter wears. He told us he is just trying to figure out …

View Post

Sarah – A Birthline Story

In Client Storiesby Andrea PowellLeave a Comment

Sarah* is a very brave young lady who found Birthline one year ago. Despite a very challenging physical impairment, when Sarah found out she was pregnant she made the decision to parent her child. Her relationship with the baby’s father proved to be short-term. Although at first it seemed her boyfriend wanted to be involved in their lives, by the …

Hannah – A Birthline Story

In Client Storiesby Andrea PowellLeave a Comment

Hannah* wasn’t looking for a long-term relationship, but then she got pregnant. Life in a trailer with her mom and two brothers was already crowded, but now there was a baby and a boyfriend to consider. When Hannah found Birthline, her tanicity shone through as she shared her plans to transform a corner of her own bedroom into a tiny …

Miranda – A Birthline Story

In Client Storiesby Andrea PowellLeave a Comment

Eight years ago, Miranda* came to Birthline for help when she found out she was pregnant. When she found us, she was due in five months and would have no support from her baby’s father. Throughout her pregnancy Miranda came to our office to visit and to find maternity clothes. She had a beautiful baby girl and we journeyed with …