Carrying your baby and parenting your child is an option for all women but you may have many questions about what choosing this option will mean for you and your family. With this choice, you need commitment and support. We’d love to help develop a support network and plan if you decide this is the right choice.
You may have more questions than answers about parenting or maybe the thought of becoming a parent seems impossible to you at this time. We’ve talked to hundreds of clients who are concerned about things like this:
- My husband or boyfriend doesn’t want the baby but I do
- (for men) My girlfriend doesn’t want the baby but I do
- I can’t tell my family
- How will I finish school?
- How will I continue working?
- Where will I live?
- I don’t have medical insurance
- I can’t afford a child
- I’m too young
We can talk about all these issues with you so you can decide if parenting is right for you.
What can I expect during my pregnancy?
Our trained counselors and mentors can answer your questions about pregnancy, such as the changes occurring to your body, how the baby develops, and how best to care for your health. We can help you find good prenatal care and all the resources you need for a safe and healthy pregnancy, delivery, and beyond.
Is keeping my baby right for me?
Raising a child is a life-long adventure. A lot of research is available on different parenting options. It’s important to explore these options so you have the tools you need to make an informed decision.
How will having a baby affect my future?
We understand that pregnancy and parenthood are filled with uncertainty. That is why TLC of Hastings offers a wide range of prenatal, parenting and life skills education.
It’s your choice. We will partner with you to help you become the best parent possible. You have time during your pregnancy to learn what to expect and to explore how you want to parent. We will listen to your thoughts and concerns as we walk this road together.
Welcome to "Monday Minute For Life". This is the first of a series of videos showing you all the wonderful programs we offer here at TLC! Check out our Intro Video on the bottom of our home page at TLC of Hastings!
What is TLC of Hastings and what do we do here?
We are so glad you asked!
COMING SOON...videos on our website and social media pages with all of our programs in detail for the many special things we have happening here at TLC!
"I've learned so much about baby development since coming to TLC. The Earn While You Learn program is such a blessing. I have been able to obtain things we need and I'm so grateful for all the support. My mentor is amazing."
"I would have given up on breastfeeding after a month if it weren’t for Baby Cafe. Ronda and Bobbi have been amazing with all of their knowledge and advice when it comes to latching, boosting your milk supply, baby’s weight gain, etc. We are now going on four months into this journey and I could not feel more proud of myself. The support us moms get is just awesome. All babies are different, and all moms’ journeys are different, and you learn to see the greatness of the unexpected in your own journey."
"TLC was introduced to me by someone I bought something from on marketplace. She casually mentioned the baby cafe to me and said what a great mom community it was. I was in the middle of my first two weeks of motherhood, and yearned for others who felt the same way as I did. My breastfeeding journey was just beginning along with my postpartum anxiety. All the nurses at TLC took away the fear I had with breastfeeding. They showed me tips and tricks to help get my baby to eat bigger meals at a time. Along with the expert guidance, it was great to connect with other new moms. The pandemic has made my whole pregnancy and postpartum feel empty, but the baby cafe made it feel special again. "
TLC has many wonderful classes for new and expecting moms. There were some things that i never knew that i now can implement with my little one thanks to TLC! Their Baby Cafe is amazing and SUCH a great support group for new moms who are nursing. I had some issues in the beginning with my daughter and getting her to latch right. The people there have always been SO support of anything i have needed and are honestly so invested in you and your babies lives. They truly care about you. Such a safe place and its so welcoming. I will forever recommend Hastings TLC to anyone who finds their pregnant or are expecting! So much good in such a great place! Thank you, TLC!
TLC has helped me threw both of my pregnancys. I'm excited that they now offer baby cafe and so many other new things. they are some of the most supportive people I have ever met. and I wouldn't be the parent I am today without them !