Crossroads Pregnancy Clinic and Carter’s Stonebridge Pharmacy are partnering to give Crossroads’ clients some of the extra nutrition that mom and baby need for a healthy pregnancy.
Following a positive pregnancy test at Crossroads, a voucher for one-month’s supply of prenatal vitamins is offered to the mother to be redeemed at Carter’s Stonebridge location only.
“Carter’s at Stonebridge considers it an honor and privilege to be able to assist the Crossroads Pregnancy Clinic this small way. The Carter’s Drug Store family has been a long-time supporter of our community and especially the health of our community,” said Amy Hall, pharmacist at Stonebridge.
Crossroads Pregnancy Clinic provides lab-graded pregnancy tests, free ultrasounds to expectant women as early as six-weeks along, pregnancy decision counseling, parenting classes and much more.
“If they choose adoption, we will connect them with an agency,” said Amanda Curtis, director.
When couples face unplanned pregnancies, they may be afraid or unsure about what course of action to take. Crossroads Pregnancy Clinic offers free and confidential counseling, answers questions, gives compassionate, non-judgmental support and helps them throughout their pregnancy. The clinic is comprised of volunteers from the community, gifted in various areas to maximize the clients’ experience and provide them with the strength and resources they need for their new journey.
Additionally, Crossroads has recently begun offering post abortion support classes to individuals or in a small group setting.
Parenting classes are available for the client, as well as the client’s parenting partner, where credits may be earned for items such as cribs, car seats, baby clothes, diapers and other baby products and supplies at the clinic’s Baby Boutique. Crossroads’ Baby Boutique offers new items that have been donated by individuals who want to support a woman’s choice for life.
“They can potentially earn enough to set up a nursery,” Curtis said.
“Having Carter’s Stonebridge donate and dispense the prenatal vitamins as a courtesy to Crossroads means that we do not have to burden the administrative effort and financial expense associated with offering the critical prenatal vitamins. It also means the mother and child will start receiving the prenatal care immediately while she waits for her first OB appointment,” Curtis said.
Crossroads is a privately funded non-profit organization affiliated with the National Institute of Family Life Advocates and CareNet, which provide guidance to pregnancy resource centers across the nation. They are also associated with Heartbeat International, a nonprofit, interdenominational Christian association of faith-based pregnancy resource centers, medical clinics, maternity homes and nonprofit adoption agencies endorsed by Christian leaders nationwide.
The facility, located at 1237 Huntsville Highway, Suite E, next to Marvin’s Building Materials, is open Tuesdays from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. and Thursdays, 12 until 7 p.m. Crossroads is a 501(c)(3), operates under Dr. Theresa Morrison’s medical license and is privately funded by individuals, churches and businesses in the community. For more information, call the clinic at 931-297-4718.