for Pro-Life Pregnancy Centers
We appreciate the work of many wonderful crisis pregnancy centers
across the United States that have helped to save countless
unborn babies and provide support for women dealing with unplanned
Many pregnancy centers provide compassionate care to women and
men dealing with all the issues surrounding an unplanned pregnancy.
Pregnancy centers educate them about the consequences and side
effects of abortion that many medical professionals will not
address. Many women do not realize that there are many wonderful
couples who would love to adopt newborn babies. Adoption is
the best choice for women who do not wish to keep their babies.
Many couples who are devastated that they are unable to have
children would be thrilled to adopt newborn babies.
Many pregnancy centers often offer the
following services at no charge:
- Free Ultrasound
- Initial supply of pre-natal vitamins
- Baby clothes and diapers (at some centers)
- Referrals for medical services
- Referrals for adoption services
We feel it is important to educate pregnancy centers and pro-life
groups about one issue that they may have not given much thought
to. It is important that we address the fact that many women
have concerns about modesty at prenatal appointments and during
childbirth. Many women do not want a male doctor or nurse to
be present for the birth of their baby. Many people
have the misconception that promiscuous women do not care about
modesty in medical settings. This is not true because most young
women especially in their 20s actually prefer a female doctor.
Since some of the women who come to pregnancy crisis centers
were raped or had relationships with the men who got them pregnant
turn very sour, they often feel intimidated by male doctors.
It is important that we work to help those women find
a sensitive female OB/GYN and assist them to create birth plans
to determine who should be present for their childbirth. Young
women are often unaware about things that could happen during
childbirth such as the fact that some hospitals let medical
students observe birth and do unnecessary exams. It is wonderful
that those women chose to not abort their babies, and we need
to work to make sure their birthing experiences are as positive
Pregnancy centers should consider their referrals to
medical services carefully and take the fact that many women
prefer a female doctor into consideration. We understand
that pregnancy centers prefer to refer women to pro-life OB/GYNs
who would support their choice to have the babies. In some areas
especially rural areas, there are not enough pro-life female
ob/gyns. Pregnancy centers could encourage women with low risk
pregnancies to consider home births or birthing center with
midwives. Many midwives are very sensitive to women’s
wishes for modesty & privacy.
Medical Patient Modesty had the privilege of helping a sexual
abuse survivor, Katherine to find another hospital 45 minutes
away that could guarantee her that a female ob/gyn would deliver
her baby in case a midwife could not. Katherine was so upset
that her local hospital could not guarantee her that a female
ob/gyn would deliver her baby that she even considered having
an abortion because she could not accept a chance that she might
be forced to have a male doctor. Check out more details about
her story on the testimonials
Check out steps you must take to ensure that you have an all
female ob/gyn team for the birth of your baby on our article
about modesty during childbirth.
Some wonderful female pro-life OB/GYNs have started all female
practices in some areas of the US such as Hickory, NC, Jackson,
MS, and Memphis, TN. One good example is a pro-life all female
practice, East Lakeland
Associates OB/GYN in Jackson, MS that was started by Dr.
Beverly McMillian, a former abortionist. Check out Dr. McMillian's
amazing testimony. She has worked with the pro-life movement
for many years. Unfortunately, many smaller towns have a limited
number of female ob/gyns. We need to work to change this.
How Can We Increase Pro-Life Female OB/GYNs and All Female Practices?
- Encourage pro-life high school and college girls to consider
- Encourage pro-life female medical students to consider becoming
- Encourage pro-life female ob/gyn residents to consider starting
an all female ob/gyn practice in a town that does not have
an all female practice.
- Encourage pro-life female ob/gyns with small practices of
one or two doctors to expand their practices and hire more
female doctors so women can be guaranteed a female doctor
- Encourage pro-life female ob/gyns in mixed practices that
have both male and female doctors to start a new all female
ob/gyn practice in the area and hire enough female doctors
that would guarantee a woman a female doctor in emergencies.
- Encourage pro-life female ob/gyns to mentor pro-life female
medical students and ob/gyn residents
- Encourage hospitals that cannot guarantee a female ob/gyn
in emergencies to recruit an all female practice so at least
one female ob/gyn would always be on call.