Spend Some Time at a Local Maternity Home
There are women across the country living in maternity homes. They may be feeling stressed, nervous, or overwhelmed. Spend some time with them and help them see that they are loved.
About 5 miles away is a program that is a maternity home. Maternity homes are pretty rare these days but still fill a very important role in a community. When most people think of "maternity home" they have a 1940s or 1950s image of the home; they imagine a place where "unwed mothers" go to hide from society, give birth and then place their baby for adoption.
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