Pillars of Care

PREGNANCY & POSTPARTUM SUPPORT

Within this realm of support, we offer free consultations for women and couples who may have questions regarding their pregnancy or postpartum journey and provide or connect them with the appropriate care. Whether they have concerns regarding breastfeeding, interests in getting connected with other moms, or curiosity about what to expect during their pregnancy or labor, we are here to point them in the right direction.

WE ARE HERE FOR THOSE WHO MAY HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT:

  • LABOR/DELIVERY
  • BREASTFEEDING SUPPORT
  • WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER BABY IS BORN
  • SIGNS AND TREATMENT OF POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION
  • ABORTION PILL REVERSAL

FERTILITY AWARENESS

Within this realm of support, we offer free consultations for women and couples who may
have questions regarding their natural fertility. We offer individualized care with professionals representing Creighton and FEMM fertility awareness based models. Whether they have questions on how to track their cycle, physical or emotional struggles with infertility, or how to avoid/acheive pregnancy, we are here to provide the care they need.

WE ARE HERE FOR THOSE WHO MAY HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT:

  • TRACKING FERTILITY CYCLE
  • NATURAL INFERTILITY TREATMENT
  • AVOIDING OR ACHIEVING PREGNANCY NATURALLY
  • TREATMENT OF WOMEN’S HEALTH ISSUES SUCH AS PCOS OR ENDOMETRIOSIS
  • TEENAGE APPROPRIATE EDUCATION ON BODY AWARENESS

MISCARRIAGE & INFANT LOSS SUPPORT

Within this realm of support, we offer free resources for women and couples who may have experienced the loss of a child through miscarriage/loss of an infant. We provide encouraging words, how they can memorialize their baby, meanwhile making them aware of what the mother may experience both physically and mentally directly after a miscarriage. We also connect with women and families with appropriate spiritual, emotional, and medical support as the need is identified. 

WE ARE HERE FOR THOSE WHO MAY HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT:

  • SUPPORT AFTER MISCARRIAGE OR LOSS OF AN INFANT
  • MEMORIALIZING THEIR BABY
  • WAYS TO HELP FRIEND/FAMILY MEMBER THROUGH A MISCARRIAGE
  • BURIAL RESOURCES
  • FINDING SUPPORT GROUP OR 1 ON 1 MENTORSHIP

We Also Provide...

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

We would love to come speak on topics such as fertility care, pregnancy and postpartum support, the dignity of our design, along with many other topics.

FREE CONSULTS

We provide free care consults for a variety of professional services to those who are in the areas of need as outlined in our Pillars of Care above.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

We host a wide range of classes and events throughout the calendar year. Stay Connected with our offerings via our Monthly Newsletter Announcement, social media (Facebook, Instagram), and on our website underneath the Events tab. 

FREE SPACE FOR MEETINGS

Need a comfortable atmosphere for meetings or get togethers? Feel free to use our comfortable community room for staff meetings, small get togethers, bible studies, or just to hang out! Please contact us to reserve this space. 

Contact Us!

SARAH KOPRIVA | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

sarah@guidingstarcedarvalley.org

PHONE  |  310-232-2695

GRACE SCHMADEKE | MARKETING & COMMUNITY OUTREACH

grace@guidingstarcedarvalley.org

DANIELLE MARTENS | CLIENT CARE COORDINATOR

danielle@guidingstarcedarvalley.org

LAUREN JOHNSON | ADMINISTRATIVE & MARKETING ASSISTANT

lauren@guidingstarcedarvalley.org

AMANDA BLOHN | FERTILITY CARE PRACTITIONER

amanda@guidingstarcedarvalley.org

FAQ's

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS NATURAL LAW?

Guiding Star honors the Natural Law ethic; a way of life which is given to us by the Creator and is evident through the natural order of creation and human reason therefore, we believe in the inherent dignity of every human being beginning with natural conception and ending with natural death.

WHAT IS YOUR MISSION?

Guiding Star Cedar Valley facilitates cooperation between many providers to better serve women and families in a convenient, professional and welcoming location. We serve women with a whole-life approach that honors their bodies, minds, and hearts. We are here to help empower women, embrace children, and enrich families

HOW DO I PAY FOR SERVICES?

Many of our services provided are free of charge. If there is a cost associated with a service, we have a financial assistance program available if needed.

WHAT IS A DOULA?

A doula is a trained non-medical support person who educates a mother/couple so they can feel informed on the choices they are making during labor, delivery, and postpartum.

CAN I RECEIVE CARE IF I DON'T USE FIAT FAMILY MEDICAL FOR MY DOCTOR?

Yes, ANYONE can use our services no matter what family medical practice they belong to! We assist anyone and everyone who is looking to gain more knowledge about their own body. Just call 319-232-2695 to set up a free care consult with us!

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