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Facing an unexpected pregnancy can feel lonely. If I were facing an unexpected pregnancy, I’d want to know I am not alone, and I have options. Maybe you have family and friends supporting you, and that’s great, but perhaps you don’t. Maybe the guy you’re involved with is supportive, but perhaps he’s not. If I were considering abortion, I’d need these reminders, advice, and tips:

1. You are brave and strong.
You may not feel like it, but the definition of courage is the ability to do something that frightens one. You are stronger than you think you are. You can do more than you think you can.

Human beings are resilient. People have survived and even thrived after facing the direst of circumstances. Timothy David Noakes, a South African Scientist, studied theory and found out that when people feel like they cannot possibly push themselves anymore, that our bodies have only reached about 50 percent of what they can do.

You, too, can overcome what seems impossible. Your circumstances may be hard, but you are stronger and braver than you think you are. The fact that you are looking for help is, in fact, an act of courage.

2. You are not alone.
Whenever hard things come into our lives, it can be easy to withdraw. It can be tempting to think that no one cares and that you have to face this alone. That is a lie. Essential Pregnancy Services (EPS) exists to serve women facing difficult situations. You don’t have to face this alone. If you choose to come to our clinic, you will find loving, compassionate women who will listen and encourage YOU. Many of our staff have faced similar situations. That is why we do what we do.

3. There is help.
At EPS, we are here to support you in your time of need. We do this by providing pregnancy testing, ultrasound, STI/STD screening and treatment, and counseling so you can be informed of all options available to you. It is essential to know how far along you are to determine what your next steps might be. Whatever choice you are leaning towards, EPS offers all services at NO COST in a safe, nonjudgmental environment. We can offer our services for free because of generous donors in our area who desire to help women who are pregnant. So, although you may not know them, you can take comfort in the fact that an entire community is standing behind you!

We know you may not know what to do next. That’s okay. Sometimes life is hard and confusing. That’s why we are here to help you sort out some of your thoughts in an unbiased environment. We are here to give you facts so you can make an informed decision.

Schedule your free appointment here, or call our confidential helpline at 402.554.1000. You can also text to 402.669.5563.

You are important, and your choice matters. You will get through this!


We are temporarily closing our centers today, Friday, June 24, through Monday, June 27. We will resume regularly scheduled business hours on Tuesday, June 28. Our helpline is available to serve women in need. Call 402-554-1000 for help now.


When you submit a request for an appointment, you will receive a text asking you to call us within one business day. If you submit your request for an appointment after business hours, you will receive a text on the following business day. Once you receive this text, you MUST call to confirm your appointment by the time designated in the text message or your requested appointment will NOT be scheduled.


Before you make an appointment or visit EPS, please review our current policies so we can maintain a safe environment for all. Thank you for your cooperation!

1. If you are feeling ill or have a fever, please do not schedule or attend an appointment. We can reschedule when you are feeling better. If you are unsure about whether to attend your appointment, call our helpline.

2. One adult guest may accompany you to your medical appointment. No children are permitted at appointments. No children should be left unattended in vehicles for any amount of time, so please make plans prior to coming to EPS if you have children in your care.

3. Babes in arms are welcome with clients participating in EPS Life Services, including when attending education classes and shopping in the boutique.

4. A mask must be worn at all times while in EPS centers and social distancing maintained.

We look forward to serving you. Thank you!

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