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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 […]

5 Reasons You Need an Ultrasound Before Abortion

If you’re considering getting an abortion, there are a few important, often-overlooked steps you should take to ensure you’re fully informed and staying safe and healthy along the way. Here are a few reasons why getting an ultrasound before your abortion is essential to your health and safety. 1. An ultrasound is the only way […]

Healthy Pregnancy Tips: Your Guide to Healthy Pregnancy

There is a reason why women are revered and honored in different cultures. Only women have the power of bringing new life into this world. A woman carries a new life in her womb for nine months, before giving birth. Pregnancy is a life-changing experience for a woman. The excitement of carrying a new life […]

Pregnancy Symptoms to Watch Out For

Are you wondering if you are pregnant? Do you feel nauseous in the morning, and you are confused if this could be pregnancy? The only sure way to know is to take a pregnancy test. However, there are several early symptoms of pregnancy that can point to the possibility that you are indeed going to […]

Marijuana and Pregnancy: A Toxic Mix

Recently, marijuana has become legal for recreational use in California. However, if you are trying to get pregnant and stay healthy, marijuana is not the right choice for you. Researchers have found that women who regularly smoke marijuana may have irregular menstrual periods, making it tougher for them to get pregnant. Men, who smoke cannabis, […]

Forced Abortion: Can My Parents Force Me to Have an Abortion?

Being a mother is very rewarding, and yet many young women are forced to choose abortion for several reasons. Can someone force you to have an abortion? NO! No one can make you undergo an abortion. Abortion providers in most states in the U.S. perform abortions only for women who have consciously made that decision. […]

Father’s Rights: What are His Rights?

When young women get pregnant and decide to have their baby, there are a lot of decisions they must make, including whether or not they will involve the birth father. Fathers also have rights in instances that involve abortion. Expectant fathers might be opposed to the decision of a pregnant mother to have an abortion, […]

Knowing if You Are Rh Negative and Why

When you go for your very first prenatal appointment, a rather long list of blood screenings will be ordered by your OB –one of which will help determine your blood type. You probably already know whether you are Type A, B or O, but during pregnancy, the important thing is to find out whether you […]

Are You Pregnant?

Have you just received the news that you are pregnant? There are some circumstances when pregnancy is not expected, and often comes at a difficult time. This is when a pregnancy care center can be most helpful. Regardless of whether your pregnancy is an expected one or not, it is vital to get the pregnancy […]

STDs On the Rise

A recent report released by the CDC – Center for Disease Control and Prevention, reveals that sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are on the rise across the United States. The CDC received reports of roughly 2.3 million cases. The data on 5-year trends in reported cases show that spikes in STD infections have continued for 4 […]