We provide free, professional counseling and no-cost support programs from the beginning of your pregnancy and for as long as you need it once your baby is born. Our main goal is to provide a service of love to each woman.

Melissa’s Smile

The news that your baby will be born with special needs is a frightening, stressful time for all parents. Melissa’s Smile is a counseling and supportive resource for mothers and fathers whose baby has been diagnosed prenatally with a genetic abnormality or whose baby has been born with a disability or serious medical condition.

Reach out to us if:
  • You are expecting a baby with special needs.
  • You are expecting a baby with complex health issues.
  • Your baby is born with disabilities.
  • You had an abnormal prenatal genetic screening.
  • Your baby was stillborn.
  • Your baby is in the NICU.
We know you don’t have answers right now, and we’re here to help bring clarity and resources to you in this unexpected time. Our professional counselors are trained in supporting you and your family at no cost. We’re here for you – let us help – we’re listening.
Women’s education and support groups for current clients cover a range of topics based on client needs.
Scholarship Program
Established in 2001, The Scholarship Program supports clients who are unsure of how they will financially care for their baby and continue their education. The program offers financial and academic support so that no woman has to choose between her baby and a circumstantial pressure in her life.
Talk with your Birthright counselor about continuing your education or career program.
Financial Literacy Class
The Financial Literacy Class meets to cover finance topics such as setting financial goals, tracking spending, saving, credit, budgeting, investing, self-advocacy, and seasonal concerns. Clients in the class talk with local professionals regarding their personal circumstances and make a financial plan customized to their needs. The goal of this program is to assist our clients in acquiring the knowledge and tools needed to make positive decisions with their money and create a more financially stable future for them and their children.
Additional Support Services & Programs
Birthright Counseling Clients who attend regular counseling sessions may be eligible for the following services and programs:
  • Interpreters
  • Legal Advisors
  • OB/GYN – free ultrasound referral for women who have medical concerns
  • Breastfeeding and Childcare Classes
  • A Bed for Every Baby
  • Safe Sleep Class
  • Infant Safety Class
  • Labor and Delivery Class
  • Mom to Mom Group
  • Nutrition & Cooking Class
  • Emergency Financial Assistance
  • In Kind – Baby Items, etc.

No matter who you are, or where you come from, you are welcome at Birthright Counseling, St. Louis. We are not religiously affiliated and don’t judge or shame. We are here to listen and support women from all walks of life. Our goal is to provide a service of love to each woman through professional counseling and additional support services catered to the specific needs of our clients. Contact us to set up a time to talk with a counselor.