Women's Options Center

Sensitive care in a private and comfortable environment.

Resources for Patients with Poor Fetal or Maternal Diagnoses

Online Resources

A Heartbreaking Choice:
http://www.aheartbreakingchoice.com/Information/Uncertain.aspx
Resources for patients considering termination for a desired pregnancy with poor fetal or maternal diagnosis.

Unspoken Grief:
http://unspokengrief.com/category/resources/
Mainly focused on fetal demise and miscarriage support; descriptions of what to expect for D&C, D&E, and induction termination.

Telephone Support

Backline: (1-888-493-0092)
(503-493-0092) Outside US and Canada
http://yourbackline.org/
Mon-Thurs 5pm-10pm (Pacific Daylight Time)
Fri-Sun 10am-3pm
Backline promotes unconditional and judgment-free support for the full spectrum of decisions, feelings, and experiences with pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption. Through direct service and social change strategies, we are building a world where all people can make the reproductive decisions that are right for them, without coercion or limitation, and where the dignity of lived experiences is affirmed and honored.

Faith Aloud (1-888-717-5010)
http://www.faithaloud.org/faith/index.php
Faith Aloud wants every woman to feel confident and happy after her decision. We want every woman to feel supported. We believe that women are good, created in the image of God, and able to make difficult decisions. We believe this power to make personal decisions is good and given to us by God.
Many women feel judged by people around them who want them to feel badly about their difficult life choices. We will not burden you with moral judgments about your pregnancy and choices. We will listen to your needs and concerns, help you explore all possible choices and will honor your decisions. We want to offer you an opportunity for candid dialogue about your experience and provide the support you need to move forward in a healthy way.
Our specially trained counselors are clergy and religious counselors: Roman Catholic, Jewish, Unitarian – Universalist, Protestant Christian, and Buddhist. Persons of no particular religious faith are equally welcome to receive our services. All counselors have the minimum of a Master’s degree that includes theological training and have also completed specialized training in pregnancy options and abortion counseling.

The Family Planning division physicians are also available to address any patient questions. During business hours, the Family Planning division physicians can be reached at 203-6561.