August is Breastfeeding Awareness Month!

“I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy. I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it.” – Art Williams Since the beginning of time mothers have breastfed their young.  It is as natural and organic as breathing. In every aspect of the world and every species on the planet it is there. The…

What resources does Next Step offer besides pregnancy testing?

According to King Five’s Eric Wilkinson in an article he wrote, “One in four people will need help getting enough to eat as the Pandemic drags on.” (Wilkinson E, May 21st2020, https://www.king5.com). Additionally, according to Eric Wilkinson (2020), “Statewide, the need for food has doubled to more than 1.5 million people since the start of…

Why do I feel this way? It is done, you got through it. Your new baby is here. You assumed you would be happy and excited and bonding with your baby. So why do you feel exhausted, tense, and isolated? You may be experiencing something that 1 in 7 new mothers experience during the first…

I remember exactly how I felt when I realized I was pregnant. Surprise. I was in a small clinic similar to Immediate Care or Concentra having gone there because I just felt ‘off’. I remember explaining my symptoms to the very young doctor – he had black hair and round glasses and he looked about…

There has always been and will always be men who take the results of procreation for granted and do not see it for the wondrous gift it really is. Why? There could be many reasons but let’s focus on just one for now. As one guy said it when asked what stops him from accepting…

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”–Maya Angelou Throughout history there have been some extraordinary women for sure. Women who have shattered and soared above the proverbial glass ceiling. Many of their names and accomplishments have gone down in history. Their…

“Sometimes the smallest things, take up the most room in your heart.” – Winnie the Pooh When you walk into their clinic there are potted plants. There are cushioned chairs and a pretty women smiling from the lobby. There may be brochures in holders about various topics of interest. And on the walls may be…

O.k. so you’ve think you might be pregnant. What next? When you think about what comes next after realizing you may be pregnant – what comes to mind? Your family? Money? Housing? Your partner? Your plans? Medical Insurance? Diapers? Giving birth?! The list goes on and on. So what’s next? What can a Pregnancy Center…

Why Are Your Services Free?

We are asked this question often, “How is Next Step able to provide all of our services free of charge?” Free pregnancy testing, early OB ultrasounds, diapers, wipes baby clothes, toys, blankets, strollers and bassinets. How? Why? All the help we offer women and families is free to them because there are so many people…

It’s official, Next Step Pregnancy Services has a new home ~ and we are excited to learn what the future holds for us and the men and women we serve. In addition to all the great free services we have provided for many years, such as: pregnancy testing, limited OB ultrasounds, assistance with material goods…