There are many resources in the Rolla area for families and pregnant women. I have done my best to list them all here, in alphabetical order. If you have a resource that I missed, please contact me so I can add it.
Birthright of Rolla is a religious based organization that offers services to pregnant women and families, including free pregnancy testing, counseling and parenting classes. They also offer counseling for post-abortion mothers. This is a religious, pro-life facility.
La Leche League of Rolla a mother-to-mother group for breastfeeding mothers or women who plan to breastfeed, is available with monthly meetings (informal get together with babies and toddlers welcome!) , an email discussion list, and free phone or email help for breastfeeding support. For more information on this group and breastfeeding, please see this page.
Little Mother Photography offers a full spectrum of family photography, including maternity, birth, newborn and beyond.
Mindful Mothers is a support group for pregnant women and mothers with children of all ages who wish to make informed parenting choices, including natural birth, attachment parenting, gentle discipline, holistic health care, nutritious whole foods, and environmentally conscious living. (This is a welcoming, supportive environment, you do not have to do everything “holistic” or “natural” in order to be welcomed into the group!)
MO HealthNet for Pregnant Women provides low or no-cost insurance for pregnant women with moderate to low income. This insurance covers the entire pregnancy, labor, birth and six weeks postpartum. For some individuals, it additionally covers six months of family planning services.
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) is a Christian oriented group that meets twice monthly for a speaker and a creative activity. Childcare is provided.
PCRMC Lactation Clinic is a free clinic for breastfeeding support. They offer access to lactation consultants as well as low cost breastfeeding supplies. Mothers who qualify for WIC are able to buy reduced-cost breast pumps.
Pregnancy Resource Center is a religious based organization that offers free pregnancy testing, counseling, and other resources depending on your particular situation. This is a religious, pro-life facility.
Rolla Birth Network is a non-profit organization geared toward providing community support to women and families, including a pregnancy/infant loss support group and a monthly Birth Circle.
Russell House is a non-profit organization that provides services to victims of family violence and their children. They seek to break the cycle of violence through increasing public awareness of the
problem of domestic violence and sexual assault, acting as advocates for victims, coordinating existing resources for the benefit of survivors and providing safe environment for survivors. They also run a 24-hour domestic violence hotline (1-800-998-8340) and a 24-hour sexual violence hotline (1-800-570-3703).
Talk Birth is an invaluable resource for all things birth. In addition to many informative posts relating to pregnancy, labor/birth, postpartum and parenting, there are also handouts and pdf printables.
Tri-Rivers Family Planning, Inc. offers family planning and reproductive healthcare including pregnancy tests; birth control; Pap smears; tests/treatments for vaginal infections, urinary tract infections and sexually transmitted infections; and links to other health and social service providers for services it does not provide, such as prenatal care, adoption and abortion. Most fees are based on family size and income. Medicaid and private insurance accepted. Walk-ins welcome. This is a secular, pro-choice facility.
Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) Program serves pregnant and breastfeeding women (up to 6 months postpartum), infants, and children up to 5 years. They provide vouchers redeemable at grocery stores for basic food items, such as milk and cheese. There are income guidelines, but they are set fairly high and if you qualify for medicaid you qualify for WIC. They also offer nutritional information.
Christina Marchbank ~ 573-765-4822 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Clara Magoon ~ 573-337-9195 ~ email@example.com
Alysha Griffin ~ 509-701-4767 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
*Disclaimer: I do not necessarily endorse, agree, or disagree with the philosophy of the above organizations. I do, however, wholeheartedly support making informed decisions after looking at ALL sides of an issue. With that intent, I provide many different resources that may or may not be controversial/uncomfortable for some.