A Birthright Story

We received this thank you letter recently and wanted to share.   Dear BR volunteer, I’m not sure you remember me, but you helped my niece, Annie, when she was an addict, coming out of jail and pregnant. The situation … Continued

Emotional Support

Hello. My name is Ida. I am the mother of a baby born 2 months premature. I found Birthright of San Jose during my pregnancy in search of emotional support and in addition they helped me with information, maternity clothes, baby clothes and … Continued

Breaking the Stigma

The pressure a woman faces when getting pregnant at an early age or in a difficult condition is real. Many cultures have a negative stigma around teen pregnancy and pregnancy before marriage. Surrounded by those who say no, you may … Continued

Client Thank You

My name is Maria. I’m the mother of a 10 year old girl and 7 year old boy and now I’m expecting another girl. I’m writing to say how Birthright has helped me with maternity  and baby clothes and many … Continued

Desperate for Help

Imagine you’re stranded on a desert island. No tools. Limited resources. No help. No one to talk to. You know your circumstances are dire. Then you notice something sticking out of the sand. It’s an antenna. You brush away the … Continued

How to Know If You’re Pregnant

In a previous post, we covered five pregnancy signs and symptoms to look for if you suspect you may be pregnant. Of course, if you’re wondering how to know if you’re pregnant, a pregnancy test is your best bet. Though not a … Continued

Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms

At Birthright San Jose, about half the women we initially come into contact with have already had a pregnancy test. For the remaining half, things can be confusing. But there are some pregnancy signs and symptoms you can be on … Continued

After the rain, the sun will shine

I called the Birthright office for help. I had 2 children, my husband had left me, and I was then pregnant by another man. The second man left when he found out that I was pregnant. His first thought was … Continued

Scared and Confused

My fiancee and I went to the Birthright, San Jose, office for help. I had just discovered that I was pregnant. We wanted to arrange an abortion even though we wanted children. At the time was was taking drugs. The … Continued