Carried To Full Term was founded to provide a safe place for mothers to settle in preparation for the birth of her child. As our program began attending to the needs of the woman, it quickly became evident that the care of the whole individual was necessary.
Women admitted to our program are given thirty days to transition become acclimated to the home and the setting. Women are given instruction broken up in two-week increments to help ease into the requirements that will lead to long-term change.
First, understand, change for many of the women coming to home is not easy. Most of the women are in their mid to upper twenties. Teaching women new habits to break cycles that took twenty plus years to learn is a significant challenge. They are adults and getting adults to change what they’ve been comfortable doing that is normal to their survival comes with its own set of challenges.
An assumption can easily be made to equate an individual’s age with abilities. There are women who were never taught the basics of personal care. There are women who never taught to set or create goals nor was their ever a time in their life when hopes and dreams were fostered or explored. There are women who only know to ensure survival for each day.
The goal is to get to the heart of what a woman knows and how we can create a plan to help her learn new skills that will eventually be put into practice, thus making the previous habits an obsolete default response.
To learn more about the work being done at Carried To Full Term to help women thrive, visit the website at carriedtofullterm.org