I remember vividly how it felt to be pregnant. Probably because it was only nine months ago but especially because my daughter decided to wait 13 days (yes, 13 days) past her due date. Finally, after being in pre-labor for a day and active labor for another 10 hours, she was born and it was great.
That wasn’t how pregnancy, labor and delivery went for Jennifer Scollin. She didn’t even know she was pregnant. She thought she had a stomach bug! The pain was so severe she called 911. Shortly after the paramedics arrived, after only two pushes, her son Cole was born. In the back of an ambulance. In her driveway.
We know how much pro-lifers love babies, but why am I writing about this? Because not all babies are planned. Some are so unplanned that the mother literally doesn’t even know she has a baby till it is outside her body, squirming and wanting immediate attention. No matter how unprepared a mother is for the task of caring for a baby, an incredible amount of resources are available to her, thanks to the pro-life community.
From pregnancy resource centers giving away necessities like bottles and car seats to maternity homes opening their doors to young unwed mothers going to school, the pro-life community has proven over and over that we don’t just care about babies when they are in the womb. We are there to help care for them outside the womb, too.
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So if you ever find yourself completely unprepared for the baby you just gave birth to in your driveway in the back of an ambulance, please visit StandUpGirl.com to find the closest pregnancy resource center and the help you need. Every baby, planned or not, is a gift, not a crisis.