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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Columbus, OH ─ August 28, 2019 ─ Pregnancy Decision Health Centers (PDHC) will host two events to celebrate life next month. These Celebration of Life events start at 7:00 p.m. on September 19 at The Mill Event Center in Lancaster and on September 26 at Villa Milano in Columbus. Attendees must register by September 15. For more information and to register, visit SupportLifePDHC.org/celebrate.
"We are excited to make a difference in the lives of women and families through these important events that provide funding for services women need," explains Julie Moore, PDHC President.
Hannah is one of these women. She was a freshman at The Ohio State University and had a mapped out a plan for college and law school. She thought she was sick with the flu and went to a clinic where she learned she was pregnant. Then she went to PDHC just off campus on East 17th Avenue to learn about her options. “When I first went to PDHC I was pretty lost. I just found out I was pregnant at 19 years-old. I didn’t know what I wanted to do or my options.” says Hannah.
The PDHC nurse talked through parenting, adoption and abortion procedures and risks with Hannah. “After talking with Nurse Kathy, I realized just how many resources and how much help there is for women in my situation,” said Hannah.
Every day women come into PDHC wondering what their options are. They worry they won’t be able to fulfill their dreams, have enough money or know how to be a good parent. At PDHC, women talk with experienced medical professionals who help think through solutions and look at the bigger picture, not just the positive pregnancy test in front of them. PDHC offers them parenting classes, maternity and baby clothes, diapers, cribs, coaching on how to share the news with family and where to go for additional help.
Last year PDHC helped women during 4,956 appointments and 826 new parents in classes at their four centers. Of the women that used PDHC’s services last year, 88% reported incomes of less than $30,000 per year. PDHC empowers women and families by providing individualized consultations that include healthy pregnancy and reproductive education as well as no-cost pregnancy testing, ultrasounds and maternity items. PDHC is dedicated to serving the whole person – body, mind and soul
Hannah went back to PDHC for an ultrasound, which was a pivotal point in her decision to parent, and then attended every PDHC parenting class that she could before her daughter was born. “After taking classes I felt a lot more prepared and less scared. It allowed me to really get excited and feel like, ‘I got this!’” says Hannah. “It breaks my heart to even think about it, but I don’t know what would’ve happened if I didn’t get the information and encouragement from PDHC. My daughter is truly a blessing in my life and I’m still on track to finish college and all my other goals!”
People in the community interested in helping women, babies and families should attend one of PDHC’s Celebration of Life events to learn more. There is no cost to attend these events, thanks to generous donors. Guests will be given an opportunity to contribute to this life-changing, life-saving work.
About Pregnancy Decision Health Centers (PDHC): Pregnancy Decision Health Centers is a non-profit organization that empowers individuals to make healthy life choices. Since 1981, PDHC has been a crucial resource for those in central Ohio. To reach PDHC, call their hotline at 614-444-4411 or visit www.pdhc.org.