In less than five minutes, a pregnancy test tells a woman whether she’s pregnant. For some women, a positive test is exciting, welcome news. For others, the news turns the world upside down.
At that moment, timing is critical.
When a woman comes to Care Net to confirm what she suspects, we perform a pregnancy test. Women vulnerable to abortion are often reluctant to come back for a second appointment, so we offer an ultrasound the same day.
Ultrasounds save lives
A same day ultrasound is very often literally the difference between life and death, because most women who have an ultrasound choose to carry their babies to term. In 2020, 92% of women who had an ultrasound at Care Net chose life for their babies.
To sustain same day ultrasounds every day we’re open, we must train and certify registered nurses or nurse practitioners to perform limited obstetric ultrasounds. Most do not already have formal training or certification. The challenge is to hire, train and retain them in a tight labor market. The going rate for a registered nurse is $25 per hour with comprehensive benefits and other incentives. Our starting rate is $17 per hour with no benefits.
What is a Champion for Life?
The usual donations we receive meet operating expenses at our three centers, cover outreach and fund classes that empower our clients to make good decisions for their lives and as parents.
The Champions for Life Society goes a step beyond. Champions make annual commitments starting at $1,000 per year for three to five years. Such commitments allow us to plan long term, specifically to train and retain medical staff and provide necessary medical supplies.
Please prayerfully consider becoming a Champion for Life. Learn more online, or give us a call at (859) 431-9178.