After the birth of our second child, my husband and I struggled. Our relationship got harder as the demands on our time multiplied. During this time, we learned a “secret” that was part of what transformed our relationship. This remarkable idea was that each person feels and expresses love primarily in one or more of … Continue reading A Secret to Transform Your Relationship
Katie, our new Education Manager, has been a labor and postpartum doula since 2009. She is also a childbirth educator. Katie first volunteered for our clinic as a childbirth educator in 2011-2012. When Katie graduated from high school, she began working for the Salvation Army in their youth programming. In 2009, while taking a college … Continue reading Introducing Katie
What do you say when a friend tells you she might be pregnant? Recently I was talking with a woman I’ll call Leslie. Leslie was a client at First Care Clinic a couple years ago. Leslie told me that she wished more people knew about First Care Clinic. Then she told me why. Leslie has … Continue reading 5 Ways to Help a Friend
Meet Billie Jo, RN. Billie Jo has been a nurse for 16 years, beginning in neuro-medical surgery in 2001. In 2002, she began working in obstetrics at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison. For the past 15 years, Billie Jo has worked in labor and delivery, postpartum, antepartum and NICU. She has served hundreds of women … Continue reading Meet Billie Jo, RN
Raising a child comes with expenses and commitments. Trying to make your budget work to care for a new baby can be a challenge. But there are ways to make it work — even if money is tight. Here are 7 ways to save money that can help you make ends meet with your growing … Continue reading Wondering How You Can Afford a Child?
Adoption Options and 3 Myths You Should Know — Adoption is not for everyone. In fact, fewer than 2% of unmarried women facing an unintended pregnancy choose to make an adoption plan. Contrary to popular opinion, most women who make an adoption plan are in their mid to late 20s or older. Adoption is never … Continue reading Parenting, Abortion and What?
Are you looking for “Mr. Right?” Often we think that if we just find the right person, life will be great. But what if Mr. Right turns out not to be so “right” after all? Or what if he’s mostly looking for what he can get from you? And truth be told, you’re looking for … Continue reading Looking for Mr. Right?
Chloe* had been feeling really sick for about six weeks – so sick she spent most of her time on the couch. A medical appointment found nothing wrong and Chloe soon began to feel better. Chloe and her best friend, Allison*, decided to vacation in the Madison area. While on the drive, Allison asked Chloe … Continue reading Chloe’s “Best Decision She Ever Made”
Everybody loves Carol. So many patients on their exit reviews wrote their thanks to this caring nurse who serves in our clinic. Here are a few recent comments from Carol’s patients: “Thank you so much for making my visit here very comfortable, especially my nurse Carol.” “Carol was very kind, amazing.” “My nurse, Carol, was … Continue reading Everybody Loves Carol
Dads Matter. With Father’s Day just around the corner, it seems appropriate to turn our attention to Fatherhood. While our clinic provides medical services for women only, we do offer other services for the guys. If a man is trying to figure out his role when his girlfriend is pregnant or if he wants to … Continue reading Dads Matter
Being pregnant can be an exciting, scary or overwhelming time – especially if you think you might be pregnant and weren’t intending to become pregnant right now. Even if you feel like your world is a bit out of control, there are people who can help you figure out whether or not you’re pregnant and … Continue reading Think You Might Be Pregnant?
This week is National Nurses Week, which is celebrated every year beginning on May 6 and ending on May 12, Florence Nightingale’s birthday. During this week we would like to introduce you to our Clinic Director, Tanis Jean-Louis, RN. When Tanis finished high school, she planned to become an interior designer, but her plans changed … Continue reading Meet Tanis, Clinic Director
Do you have questions about STDs? Or wonder if you might have one and not know it? April is STD Awareness Month. There is good reason to be aware of the risks associated with sexually transmitted diseases and infections. Infection rates in the United States continue to climb. Young people aged 15-24 account for about … Continue reading Questions about STDs?
Welcome to First Care Clinic, one of the most trusted women’s health clinics in Madison, WI for over 30 years! Our medical professional provide compassionate medical care, free of charge and confidentially. If you are experiencing signs of pregnancy, pregnancy symptoms or thinking about abortion, call us. We are available to discuss your options, listen to … Continue reading Welcome