Outreach

Published on August 21st, 2014 | by Keisha

Pregnant or Parenting teen?

Sutter Medical Center for Sacramento county has opened a teen pregnant or parenting program that provides help to teens who are 18years old or younger who are parenting or pregnant. Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento is a medical center in Sacramento, California. It is owned and operated by Sutter Health, a Northern California not-for-profit health system. Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento offers both community based and tertiary medical services.  if you apply to this you are able to get help with any parenting questions you may have, help with completing and enrolling in school, support and counseling, provide you with the community resources you need.

The reason you should participate because this is a FREE program all for the benefit of you and your baby it can help never hurt you. This program expertise in reducing the incidence of low birth weight babies a lot of our teen who are having babies does not know how to maintain a healthy diet which is absolutely understandable and when we birth our baby we think we’ve dieted or eaten correctly and we birth babies who are under 5 pounds 3 ounces which is the bare minimum  healthy birth weight, To maximize educational potential: for those who want to go after high school diploma or want information about college and want to apply you will have help, To reduce the incidence of repeat unplanned pregnancy: pregnancy can be unplanned it happens and we decide to birth our child were not ready but we want our bundle of love not really acknowledging what to expect, lets not even get to that point to where you have to think about if I should have a child protect yourself from getting pregnant by choosing the best birth control for you.Birth Control will protect you from getting pregnant here are all the birth control methods that are offered in Sacramento CA:   1) Vaginal Ring(NuvaRing)A small ring you put in your vagina once a month for three weeks to prevent pregnancy Safe, effective, and convenient Easy to get with a prescription – See more at: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-info/birth-control/birth-control-vaginal-ring-nuvaring#sthash.oO4XtenX.dpuf,

Birth Control Sponge (Today Sponge)        The Sponge at a Glance A foam sponge inserted into the vagina to prevent pregnancy Safe and convenient Easy to use Costs $9–$15 for a package of three sponges – See more at: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-info/birth-control/birth-control-sponge-today-sponge#sthash.Ngfo9msu.dpuf

Provera)       Birth Control Shot at a Glance A shot in the arm that prevents pregnancy Safe, effective, and convenient Easy to get with a prescription Lasts for three months Costs $35–$100 per injection, plus any exam fees – See more at: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-info/birth-control/birth-control-shot-depo-provera#sthash.YPp19LSf.dpuf

Birth Control Pills Take a pill each day to prevent pregnancy Safe, effective, and convenient Easy to get with a prescription Cost about $15–$50 each month – See more at: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-info/birth-control/birth-control-pill#sthash.0iWRFHE1.dpuf

Birth Control Patch A small patch that sticks to your skin to prevent pregnancy Safe, effective, and convenient Easy to get with a prescription Costs about $15–$80 a month – See more at: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-info/birth-control/birth-control-patch-ortho-evra#sthash.HpsczygI.dpuf

Birth Control Implant (Implanon and Nexplanon)A matchstick-sized rod that is inserted in the arm to prevent pregnancy Safe, effective, and convenient Must be inserted by a health care provider Costs between $400 and $800 up front, but lasts up to three years – See more at: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-info/birth-control/birth-control-implant-implanon#sthash.5av7QkQf.dpuf,

Condom Worn on the penis Made of latex or plastic Prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infection Can be used with another form of birth control for extra protection Can be used for vaginal, anal, or oral sex Safe, effective, and easy to get Cost about $1 each, but are sometimes available for free – See more at: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/health-info/birth-control/condom#sthash.tx3JbpvL.dpuf

IUD control/iud#sthash.wyQBXfb6.dpuf

Abstinence meaning no sex which is no sexual contact.

This is all free of charge if you have insurance. Because you are pregnant or parenting you can apply for free health care through you state cal works worker. You can participate in this program volunteer program up to 20 years old. It is our vision that our teens will form healthy relationships, and achieve for themselves and their children safe and secure futures.  to get counseling is not a easy deal trying to get someone to relate to you as being a young parent so it is great that you can use a inside resource to help fine a counselor or someone you can talk to that can relate to you and also being able to give you support and special decisions you need to make regarding you and your baby. If you want to learn more or register please visit www.checksutterfirst.org/women/community/aflp.cfm also you can call at

(916) 262-9141 located 1625

Stockton Blvd Suit 112 Sacramento CA 95816


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