A Changed Heart

In March, Katelyn begrudgingly opted to join our Thrive program.  She had been ambivalent about continuing her pregnancy and came to the clinic for multiple ultrasounds as she wrestled with her options and how to proceed. On the afternoon of the same day that she hadjoined Thrive, she returned to the clinic with the father…

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Prenatal Care Paves the Way to Parenting

Obria launched its prenatal care program in the first week of January. God was immediately in our midst, revealing Himself as the miracle worker He is. And when God shows up, He frequently shows up big. There is neither enough time nor enough space to recount all the big and small miracles He has wrought…

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Nothing is Too Big or Too Small for God

It has been said that God is in the details. Not only is that true, but His attention to the details as it relates to Obria is a thing of wonder and awe. There is nothing too small to escape His notice, and there is nothing so big that it would cause Him to withdraw…

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COVID Can’t Keep Us Apart

In spite of current social restrictions, two of our Thrive moms with back-to-back Baby Boutique shopping appointments found space to reconnect on the steps of Obria Medical Clinics. While the second mom shopped, Patient Care Manager, Angela Churillo, sat on the clinic steps catching up with the first mom who had just completed her shopping.…

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A Transformation Unfolding

Shantelle* visited Obria for a pregnancy test and at the onset of the appointment, she appeared very guarded and distant. She did not have much to say and it was difficult for our team to converse with her.  If pregnant, Shantelle intended on having an abortion. The result of the pregnancy test came back negative,…

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A Servant’s Heart

Mary is a Baby Boutique volunteer and also volunteers at Northside Gwinnett. Before beginning as a volunteer at Obria, she had new neighbors move into her neighborhood. Being the sweet and considerate person that she is, Mary took her new neighbors a plate of  homemade cookies to introduce herself and learned that they were a Pakistani couple…

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Making Life Changes

Jessica* came to Obria for pregnancy confirmation and immediately joined our Thrive program. She jumped right in and our Patient Care Manager even referred to her as “our gold star Thrive member.” She does her homework, stays on top of the curriculum, and takes Thrive very seriously, utilizing her opportunities. She also attends our monthly…

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Being Brave

Tamara* came to us on a rainy Tuesday night and was very dejected. Her world had fallen apart. At the time of her first visit, she had two young children and was pregnant with her third child. She came to the United States as a refugee from a hurricane and she met her American husband…

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Patient Relationships Matter

Kelly* recently came to Obria for a well-woman check with our Nurse Practitioner, Cynthia.  It was her third time seeing Cynthia so a relationship had developed between them. Kelly felt comfortable with Cynthia and confided in her. She casually said, “By the way, I’m pregnant and have an appointment for an abortion.” Cynthia brought in…

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Something Special

Sonya* found herself in an unexpected pregnancy and intended to have an abortion. She visited an abortion clinic, received the abortion pills, and had taken both sets of the pills. She experienced bleeding and thought she had successfully aborted her baby. Two weeks later, she took a pregnancy test at the recommendation of the abortion…

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