During these unprecedented times, Mendo Lake Women's Clinic remains open on a modified schedule to provide free and confidential pregnancy testing, obstetrical ultrasound exams and STD testing and treatment.

Roe v. Wade Overturned: Separating Fact From Fiction

On Friday, June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned Roe vs. Wade. The response to this decision was felt all across America and met with a spectrum of emotions. Some cheered for joy when they heard the news. Others cried out in anger and fear for the future.  Many have taken to social media and […]

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What Is Ectopic Pregnancy?

An ectopic pregnancy is located outside the uterus. This condition requires medical care as soon as possible, and it can be dangerous if you don’t receive medical attention.  If you have recently taken a positive home pregnancy test, it’s vital to get an ultrasound to confirm that your pregnancy is located properly within the uterus. […]

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How an Adoption Plan Can Prevent Depression Caused by Abortion

Some women don’t feel ready to be a parent but also aren’t sure abortion is for them. While abortion and adoption both have an emotional impact, making an adoption plan is a possibility that can allow you to experience the future in a different way.  Considerations of Abortion According to the Mayo Clinic, having an […]

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How Does an Ultrasound Work?

Wondering how an ultrasound works? Ultrasound is an imaging tool nurses and technicians use to see an image of the inside of a patient’s body. It works differently than an X-ray, and is typically used to view the inside of a pregnant woman’s womb to check on the health and progression of the pregnancy. How […]

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Will I Pass My STI to My Child?

When left untreated, certain STIs can pass from a woman to her child during pregnancy, delivery, or breastfeeding. The good news is, with testing and treatment, you can protect your own health as well as the health of your child and partner. STI testing and treatment are also important for pregnant women considering abortion.  What […]

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Can STIs Go Away on Their Own?

Certain types of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or sexually transmitted diseases (STIs) may go away on their own, but don’t leave it to chance. If you have sex of any kind, medical experts recommend you and your partner get regularly tested, even if you don’t have symptoms. What Are the Types of STIs? There are […]

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Are STIs Contagious? 

If you feel confused when it comes to sexually transmitted infections, you’re not alone. Mendo Lake Women’s Clinic is here to help and answer all of your questions related to this tricky topic! Are STIs Contagious?  Yes — STIs are spread from person to person through vaginal, oral, and anal contact. STIs are very common […]

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Why Do I Need an Ultrasound Before Taking the Abortion Pill?

If you’ve decided or are thinking about taking the abortion pill, you first need an ultrasound. An ultrasound is essential to give you more information about your pregnancy so you can stay healthy and safe. Before continuing with any pregnancy option, it’s a key step in the pregnancy confirmation process.  We’re here for you at […]

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What’s the Difference Between Plan B and the Abortion Pill?

If you want the facts about preventing or terminating a pregnancy, you should know the difference between Plan B and the abortion pill. In this blog, we will clear up any confusion between the two and explain how they work. With each drug, there are different side effects and risks involved. It’s not as simple […]

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What Are the Side Effects of the Abortion Pill?

If you’re in the midst of an unplanned pregnancy and researching your abortion options, you’ve likely come across a procedure called “the abortion pill.” Also known as a medical abortion, the abortion pill is a way of terminating an unwanted pregnancy using medication. In this blog, we’ll discuss this abortion procedure and help you understand […]

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