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(615) 893-0228
745 South Church Street, Suite 801
Murfreesboro, TN 37130

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Pregnancy Test

A reason you may come to Portico is to find out if you are pregnant or not…and we’ll provide you with a free pregnancy test!  No appointment is necessary, you can simply walk-in.  Please check our office hours and call or come by.  Once you’re here, we’ll have you fill out a simple information sheet.  Then, a volunteer will meet with you…this is your opportunity to share a portion of your story!   A quick-result urine pregnancy test will be done.  It recognizes the presence of human chorionic gonadotropin (hcg), which is detected in urine very early in pregnancy.  Depending upon the results of your test, you’ll be able to take advantage of any of our other services.

Initial Prenatal Assessment

We want to see how you are doing, so prior to your ultrasound, a Registered Nurse or other medical professional will complete a brief medical/obstetrical history.  We’ll go over some of the common signs and symptoms of pregnancy with you.  We’ll also discuss some precautions that you should be taking along with warnings about potential problems.  We encourage you to always seek the advice of a healthcare provider or go to the emergency room for evaluation of problems.  An important part of your care is taking prenatal vitamins of which we will offer you. A referral list of local physicians who will be able to provide prenatal care is available for you.

Ultrasound

If you’ve had a positive pregnancy test at Portico, you’ll want to take advantage of our free ultrasound program.  An ultrasound is a diagnostic imaging technique that helps us confirm a pregnancy.  When you are 7-13 weeks along in your pregnancy (based on your LMP - last menstrual period), we can perform a limited obstetrical ultrasound.  We’ll be looking for evidence of pregnancy, estimated gestational age, and baby viability (how it’s developing, heartbeat, etc.)  You are welcome to bring a friend, boyfriend and/or family member to your ultrasound appointment.  Our trained medical team wants to help you during this process...

Peer Counseling for Women

We are here for you!  We want to listen to your story.  We care about your story and want you to feel comfortable enough to share your thoughts, fears, feelings, questions and concerns with us.  Everything you share is totally confidential.  We’re here to offer you information, help you think through your situation, and help you make the best decision for yourself.  All of this will be no cost to you…everything is free! Feel free to contact us.

Peer Counseling for Men

We care about men who may be involved in a possible pregnancy situation as well.  You play a very important and vital role.  We know that you may have concerns and questions…your voice needs to be heard.  There are male peer counselors here at Portico who are available to listen to you and your story. Contact us if you would like to make an appointment.

ICU Mobile Pregnancy Testing and Ultrasound
We are now also offering free pregnancy test, ultrasound and peer counseling services out in the community on our mobile unit. We are in Nashville, Murfreesboro and Smyrna each week.

Baby Boutique 

Our Baby Boutique is a shopping experience!  We have many items for newborn to two year old children.  Some things you might expect to see are clothes, diapers, baby wipes, toiletries, car seats, cribs, strollers, etc.  We’ll also have a few maternity items available for you.  All items are free of charge and available to those who participate in our Earn While You Learn program.

Earn While You Learn

Moms and dads can earn items for baby, while learning valuable information to help them not only be a better parent but a more educated and empowered individual.  In our Earn While You Learn program, participants are able to choose from a list of over 200 topics of 10-45 minute lessons.  If you choose to participate, you’ll be given pretend money called Baby Bucks that you can spend in our Baby Boutique.  The Baby Boutique has lots of items for your baby. You can immediately take home the items or you can save your Baby Bucks for later.  Earn things for your baby while you learn things for your baby!

Mommy/Daddy Classes

At Portico, we want to help meet the needs of a first-time mom, dad or couple by offering Mommy/Daddy Classes.  They are knowledgeably taught by a Registered Nurse with topics that include:  safety in the home, parenting skills, nutritional needs in pregnancy, ways to be a better dad, and more.  You will be involved in discussion, hands on demonstrations and DVD viewing.  Those participating in the classes will receive free gifts for the family and Baby Bucks! Baby Bucks are used in our on-site Baby Boutique.  Classes usually last one hour.   

Teen Mom Support Group

If you are a teen mom or a soon-to-be teen mom, we offer a support group just for you.  You’ll meet others who are your age and experiencing the same things you are.  We want you to feel loved, encouraged and empowered as this story of your life unfolds.  We’ll all share stories and support each other and be there for each other as our stories continue….

Single Mom Support Group 

Single moms have a lot of challenges that are unique to them.  Sometimes it can feel like no one is there to help or catch you when you need a safety net. Sometimes you just need someone to talk to and share your story with.  At Portico, we care about you and want to provide a safe place to talk, laugh and learn.  We want you to have others around who get “it”…who know what you are going through.  We have single moms who have been where you are and will reach out and encourage you as you walk this path.  Sign up today and we’ll add you to our group! 

Asitia

We want to empower a new generation of young people to make wise choices, to have healthy relationships, and to avoid STDs and unplanned pregnancies. We strive to help youth and young adults come to the conclusion on their own that abstinence from sexual activity outside of marriage is the best choice for their lives—physically, emotionally and spiritually.  We provide a 5 day program for Rutherford County High Schools and Middle Schools that uses On Point curriculum which has been approved by the TN Board of Education and meets state guidelines for sexuality education.  We also provide a 4 unit program for churches and a parent program to help parents start the discussion of sex with their children.  Please feel free to check us out at www.asitia.org

Post Abortive Peer Counseling

We care.  We’re here for you.  If you’ve had conflicted feelings following an abortion, we have trained volunteer counselors available for you to discuss your feelings and struggles.  No matter what you’ve done in the past, your story matters. 

“Surrendering the Secret” Study

"Surrendering the Secret" is an 8 session course designed to bring healing to women who have had an abortion in their past.  We hope to provide a supportive and confidential environment that facilitates healing and restoration.

Study groups are offered two times a year. The 1st group meets second Monday in February. The 2nd group meets the second Monday of September.