The Alternatives to Abortion Program offers services to help women carry their unborn child to term instead of having an abortion. This program also helps support women after making this choice by finding resources to help with caring for a child or by helping women learn more about adoption, if they choose.

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Essential Nursery Supplies You May Need for Your Newborn 

Being pregnant is like embarking on an exciting journey, but it does not come without its challenges. You are probably wondering what supplies you need for your newborn, and chances are you have received some feedback from others about the best things to purchase. 

The good news is that there are many free resources available to expectant parents to help them prepare for life with a newborn. Continue reading to learn more about the must-have nursery supplies for any newborn. You will be glad you did! 

Nursery Essentials 

  1. Crib or bassinet: This is an essential part of any nursery. Your baby will need a comfortable, safe place to sleep!  
  2. Bedding: You will need to get several fitted sheets and a mattress cover. You do not need any other form of bedding or toys in the crib; this will help to protect against sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and suffocation. 
  3. Mobile: This will help to keep your baby entertained and provide some amusement in the crib area! Choose one with bright, stimulating colors. 
  4. Rocking chair or glider: This piece of furniture is often instrumental in helping your baby to drift peacefully to sleep. 
  5. Pacifiers: These can be excellent self-soothing tools for babies—and they may save you some sleep, too!  

Where Can I Go to Find Resources?

Okay, so you have an idea of what supplies you will need for the nursery. But you may be wondering whether you can find any of these for free or at a reduced cost. The good news is that there are many resources available to help you find these items, and they are often right in your own neighborhood!  

Below are a few organizations that we have highlighted for your convenience:  

Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri: CCSOMO’s “Healthy Moms, Healthy Babies” case management program offers pregnancy and parenting support in Southern Missouri. They provide maternity and baby items at no cost. 

For more information, please visit: Maternal & Family Programs ( 

Republic Pregnancy Resource Center: This organization is dedicated to providing expectant parents with the community resources and referrals they need to set their families up for success. 

For more information, please visit: Our Services | Republic PRC 

For a comprehensive list of the organizations we have partnered with to help give you and your baby a healthy start, please visit this link: Alternatives to Abortion Services for ALL County ( 

Remember, you’ve got this. We are with you every step of the way! 

Meet Our Network of Providers

Alliance for Life
Faith Maternity Care
Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri
Laclede County Pregnancy Support Center
Nurses for Newborns
Mothers Refuge
Haven of Grace
Lutheran Family and Children Services of Missouri
Bethany Christian Services of Missouri

Do You Have Questions?

If you have questions about the Alternatives to Abortion program, please email


Alternatives to Abortion Program
3705 Missouri Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Jefferson City, MO 65109

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