Pillars of Care

GUIDING STAR

CEDAR VALLEY

2020

WATERLOO, IOWA

GUIDING STAR CEDAR VALLEY
PILLARS OF CARE AND RESOURCES

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

GUIDING STAR CEDAR VALLEY

MISCARRIAGE & INFANT
LOSS 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:

  • 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

How can you help us?

PROMOTE GUIDING STAR SERVICES TO YOUR COMMUNITY

  • CONTACT US FOR ANY MATERIALS NEEDED TO PRESENT TO YOUR COMMUNITY
  • REFER FRIENDS/FAMILY TO US AS YOU ARE HEARING OR SEEING THE NEED
  • GET ON OUR NEWSLETTER/BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT MAILING LIST

FINANCIAL SUPPORT

  • CONSIDER US IN YOUR YEARLY OR MONTHLY REGULAR GIVING
  • INVITE US TO COME SPEAK AT A GATHERING
  • TAKE UP A SECOND COLLECTION AT YOUR LOCAL CHURCH COMMUNITY
     – HOST A COLLECTION ON YOUR OWN AND WE WILL PROVIDE MATERIALS

VOLUNTEERS

WE ARE ALWAYS IN NEED OF PEOPLE WILLING TO VOLUNTEER IN VARIOUS TASKS
THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. SOME AREAS OF SERVICE ARE:

  • CHILDWATCH
  • CLERICAL
  • HOUSE KEEPING IN GSCV SPACE
  • VARIOUS COMMITTEES

How can we help you?

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 CONSULTS FOR A VARIETY OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO THE THOSE WHO ARE IN THE AREAS OF NEED AS OUTLINED IN OUR PILLARS OF CARE.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

WE HOST A WIDE RANGE OF CLASSES AND EVENTS THROUGHOUT THE CALENDAR YEAR. STAY CONNECTED WITH OUR OFFERINGS VIA OUR MONTHLY BULLETIN ANNOUNCEMENT,
SOCIAL MEDIA (FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM, LINKEDIN), AND OUR WEBSITE :
GUIDINGSTARCEDARVALLEY.ORG

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! CONTACT US TO RESERVE THE SPACE.

Guiding Star Cedar Valley Contacts

JAMIE RATHJEN | EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

PHONE | 319.232.2695

SARAH KOPRIVA | ASSISTANT DIRECTOR

GRACE SCHMADEKE | MARKETING, COMMUNITY OUTREACH, & DEVELOPMENT

DANIELLE MARTENS | CLIENT CARE COORDINATOR

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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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