Welcome to Guiding Star Memphis
WHY WE EXIST
Guiding Star Memphis is an affiliate of The Guiding Star Project. The Guiding Star Project was born from the conviction that women deserve better than the current standard for mainstream women’s healthcare. We are working to create care centers all across the nation to promote an empowering, wholistic healthcare alternative to the current women’s medical “care” juggernauts.
BECAUSE THERE’S A PROBLEM WITH MODERN FEMININE HEALTHCARE
The mainstream medical community teaches women they are not enough in their natural state. The looping message is that a woman must suppress and alter the natural, normal functions of her body to fit within societal expectations. Standard protocols and procedures don’t take into account what is best for the whole woman’s health. Women and babies are the ones who hurt when the mainstream medical community puts numbers and protocol above lives.
An example of this flagrant disregard for the bodies and souls of women is the way the medical industry pushes the benefits of oral contraceptives while downplaying their risks. Did you know the World Health Organization classifies oral contraceptives as a group one carcinogen for breast, liver, and cervical cancer?
Breast cancer, once unique to post-menopausal women, is now the most common cause of cancer death for women of childbearing age today. Yet despite this evidence, young teens who are still developing are routinely given such contraceptives, often for conditions (like acne) that can be treated without pills that alter systemic functioning.
THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY DOESN’T VALUE THE BIRTH EXPERIENCE
We’re also concerned to see the sacred experience of birth ripped away from women and babies in many medical facilities. Rather than an intuitive, connected, safe transition for the birthing pair, there is unnecessary augmentation of labor, forcing of women to push while on their backs, and gross overuse of cesareans.
Not to mention the inappropriate way formula companies are allowed into the antepartum room to promote an artificial feeding method for babies who don’t require it.
And women looking for a guide as they face a crisis pregnancy often feel isolated and abandoned without resources. They’re made to believe that no matter their desires, abortion is their only feasible option. No one takes the time to help a woman connect to the resources she needs, or empower her with the message that she has the strength to be the hero of her story.
THE SOLUTION: WHOLISTIC WOMEN’S HEALTHCARE
The Guiding Star Project centers and affiliates serve women with a whole-life approach that honors their bodies and their minds. We believe each woman is more than a number or a problem to be solved. She is a natural wonder. And she deserves healthcare that cares about her.
The Guiding Star Project is a nationwide family of care centers that empower women to understand, embrace, and love their natural bodies. We meet women on their individual journeys and welcome them into our community with a message of wholistic appreciation for fertility, childbearing, and family life.
Rather than punishing a woman’s body for its mystical ability to bring forth life, we honor it by
guiding women in understanding their powerful design and teaching them healthy Fertility Awareness-Based Methods.
And we provide one-stop access to services and resources that support women’s physical, mental, and familial health for a lifetime. Because though women are capable of being the heroes in their own stories, we all need a guiding star on this journey through life.
THE PHILOSOPHY BEHIND THE GUIDING STAR PROJECT
The Guiding Star Project takes a “wholistic feminism” approach — teaching women to recognize the greatness and the gift of femininity and helping them to function at their healthiest. We empower women by affirming and honoring their natural femininity.
We work to establish comprehensive centers across the nation to serve women and families through upholding the Natural Law ethic, a way of life given to us by the Creator that is evident in the natural order of creation and human reason.