True friendship is like sound health; the value of it is seldom known until it is lost. ~ Charles Caleb Colton
There’s a lot about pregnancy that is overwhelming. Maybe you’re wondering why certain things are happening to your body. Perhaps you want to know what’s normal and when you should be concerned about something. We understand because we’ve been there. At A Friend 4U, we offer confidentiality, support, resources, gifts, and friendship, regardless of your pregnancy path.
What to Expect from our Confidentiality
When you are pregnant, sometimes you just need someone with who you can share your feelings, concerns, and troubles. Maybe you don’t want to share everything you’re thinking and feeling with your friends or family. At A Friend 4U, you will be able to connect with a caring person who will listen to you and offer helpful suggestions and resources.
What to Expect from our Support
Being pregnant is not easy — especially when the morning sickness begins. Additionally, most of our clients reach out because they have little to no family and friend support. When you reach out to A Friend 4U, we will connect you with a trustworthy, trained woman matched only to you. Your friend will be a sounding board for you as well as a support system through your pregnancy.
How the support works:
You will receive an introduction email that includes her photo, contact info, and short bio even before meeting her. Then you will both decide a good time and location to meet. To give you some examples, some of our clients and their support have met in coffee shops, restaurants, parks or go to doctor appointments together. It is entirely up to you to determine how close the friendship will be. Many of our client/support relationships continue beyond the pregnancy.
What to Expect from our Resource Connections
Depending on your needs, sometimes professional resources are needed or wanted. Whether it’s medical help, a professional counselor, or physical resources, your assigned support person can also help you find resources. In addition, A Friend 4U has partnerships with many local nonprofits, government programs, and organizations that will be able to help you.
What to Expect from our Gifts & Practical Care
Who doesn’t like gifts? We offer occasional gifts during your pregnancy. After pregnancy, we provide meals and a Care 4U gift package to help and encourage you. Everyone needs a bit of encouragement.
What’s your next step?
If you have any questions, or you want to get connected to a friend to help you through your pregnancy, contact us at 970-481-4787!