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Option Ultrasound Directors This area is for Pregnancy Resource Centers wanting to get started in the OUP program or needing information pertinent to the program.

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Focus on the Family I.M.P.A.C.T. Trainings™—Continuing A Valuable Investment!

Read what PMCs are saying about our I.M.P.A.C.T. training.

Physicians Resource Council Position Statement: Doppler Ultrasound

Focus on the Family's Physicians Resource Council has constructed a statement to help your PRC make an informed decision before purchasing an ultrasound machine.

Conversion Grants Available for PRCs

The “Conversion Grant” is designed to cover 100% of the cost of medical conversion for centers participating in Option Ultrasound, and approval will occur soon after a center applies to Option Ultrasound. The “Conversion Grant” is also in addition to other Option Ultrasound grants for either an ultrasound machine or sonography training.

Pregnancy Resource Center Investigative Insurance Questions

Liability insurance is a necessity, and it can be a very confusing issue to navigate. The following document was prepared to assist Executive Directors/CEOs/Boards of Directors as they review their insurance needs and potential insurance providers.

Embracing the Challenge of Change

Learn about the challenges of change that Focus in experiencing and learn what this means for pregnancy resource centers.

Sonography Now Snippets

As on-site trainer for Focus on the Family's Option Ultrasound™ program, I am privileged to share some very touching scenes from mothers and fathers viewing their children on the ultrasound screen for the very first time.

Ministry Profile

Ministry Profile for Option Ultrasound

A Thank You Note

We would like to thank the Focus on the Family team for investing in centers across the nation.

An Amazing 24 Hours in the Clinic

Read the stories of seven women who came to our clinic and whose hearts were changed, all during one 24-hour period.

Client Ultrasound Success Stories

Does your pregnancy center have a testimony about how ultrasound has touched one of your clients?

Clinton, Iowa Comes Full Circle

After cutting the ceremonial ribbon, the audience joined in a chorus of "To God Be the Glory, Great Things He Has Done." They understood why the glory and honor goes to Him.

Competency Scans

This program is on-site, hands-on and provided by the Focus on the Family approved trainer, Sonography Now.

Definition of Abortion-Minded and Vulnerable

The abortion-minded woman is one who appears to be planning or intending to obtain an abortion.

Didactic Training

Ultrasound training is available for those wanting to be involved in some manner

First Day, First Client

“Just thought I’d let you know that the first client scheduled for an ultrasound training is abortion-minded. In fact, she’s already been to the abortion clinic, paid her money, and is scheduled to go back this week, on Wednesday.”

From Still-Life to Pro-Life

As I watched my daughter rolling and kicking and basically enjoying herself within the womb, my eyes were opened to the significance and value of life.

How to Support Option Ultrasound

This is general information about Option Ultrasound™ program.

I Had No Idea

She entered the exam room with a smile so large the rest of her face seemed to disappear. I remember thinking, "How could she be so happy while contemplating having an abortion?"

Iowa PRC Receives First Ultrasound

On May 7, the Clinton, Iowa Pregnancy Resource Center will become the first facility in the United States to receive ultrasound services through Focus on the Family’s new Option Ultrasound program.

Jessie's Story

Jessie was struggling with the most important decision of her life. She was pregnant and alone.

Jolene's Baby

Though Jolene hadn't made a final decision, she had a lot to think about after seeing her unborn baby sucking it's thumb and wiggling about in the in the ultrasound procedure.

Knit Together for a Purpose

Working as an obstetrical nurse for years, I explain to soon-to-be parents that their baby knows their voices before they are born

Knowledge Base for First Trimester Nursing

Listed below is a rudimentary list of topics nurses should consider in a pregnancy help clinic.

Meeting Us Where We Are

Tears rolled down her cheeks and settled on the pillow. Her face moved from the ultrasound screen to the eyes of the baby’s father.

Miracles Do Happen

We wanted the Focus staff and contributors who made the ultrasound machine in our clinic possible to know that your generosity has resulted in another birth for glory to God and another mother who will blessed with a choice for life. God bless you!

Obedience, Not Results

"Can you tell me exactly when I got pregnant?” I hear this question a lot from girls in unplanned pregnancies

Option Ultrasound Program

For 25 years, ultrasound has been an invaluable medical tool allowing us to highlight the reality of life inside the womb. Option Ultrasound Program is aiding the cause.

Option Ultrasound™ Update

In January of this year, Focus on the Family launched a new program for pregnancy centers that could dramatically increase the results of your lifesaving, life-transforming efforts.

Quiet No Longer

She informed me that ultrasound was only used to know what type of abortion the doctors should perform

So Glad You Called

Does God call from heaven to work in people's lives? After reading this incredible story, you might want to believe He does!

Standards for Medical Clinics- Appendix

Discussion concerning Limited versus More Comprehensive Ultrasound Scanning

Suggestions for Policy and Procedure Manuals

Listing of suggestions for policy and procedures for pregnancy resource medical clinics

Tolerant Parents

The girl we prayed for showed up with her mom. The mom seemed surprised about her daughter’s pregnancy; however, she was not condemning towards her. Even though the mom didn’t believe in abortion, she left the final decision to her daughter

Ultrasound Images Help Mom Decide

Life Network and The Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center want to thank Focus on the Family for this incredible life-giving gift of an ultrasound machine

Ultrasound Impacts Lives

The lives of women, men and their unborn babies will be impacted each day as we utilize ultrasound to vividly show tiny hearts beating.

Ultrasound Success Stories

Here are some comments from abortion-minded clients who changed their minds after viewing an ultrasound of their baby in a pregnancy resource clinic.

Words Tell it All

“Scared, excited, apprehensive, miracle, and unbelievable”, those are the words used by medical personnel as they begin ultrasound training.


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