Mendo Lake Women's Clinic provides evidence-based pregnancy options education and medical services at no charge to our patients, but we do not refer or perform abortions.

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What Can I Do If My Partner Doesn’t Support My Pregnancy?

Is your partner struggling to accept your unexpected pregnancy? Not having the support of your partner can create a whole new layer of stress and anxiety in the midst of all the physical and emotional changes you’re experiencing right now. Below are a few simple ways to help you navigate an unsupportive partner during pregnancy. […]

What Can I Do If I’m Afraid of Giving Birth?

Preparing for birth is no small task. The thought of pushing a baby out of your body is understandably scary. But you don’t have to live under the fear surrounding birth. Below, you’ll find a few helpful tips on how to feel empowered during birth and ways to create a successful plan to help eliminate […]

What Can Guys Do with an Unplanned Pregnancy?

Has your partner recently revealed that she’s pregnant? It’s ok to feel overwhelmed and unsure of exactly how to move forward. An unexpected pregnancy can be a tough journey to walk through. How your partner chooses to move forward with her pregnancy is ultimately her decision, but guys do play an essential role during this […]

What Is the Difference Between a Blood and Urine Pregnancy Test?

Have you recently had unprotected sex? Is your period late? If you answered yes to either question, you could possibly be pregnant.  A late period or feeling more tired than usual can point to pregnancy. But taking a pregnancy test is the only way to know for sure if you’re pregnant or not.  How Do […]

How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?

If you’ve recently had unprotected sex, you might be pregnant. Perhaps you have felt a little emotional lately or are using birth control, but your period is late. These are all signs of possible pregnancy. Learn how pregnancy tests work and if you should take one at home. Do I Need to Take A Pregnancy […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Is an Ultrasound?

Still feeling a bit overwhelmed about your unplanned pregnancy? After receiving a positive lab-quality grade pregnancy test result, getting an ultrasound is your next step to confirm your pregnancy. You can do this! It’s important to confirm your pregnancy through an ultrasound (also known as a sonogram) and receive clarity before moving forward with any […]

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 […]

3 Things Needed Before Abortion 

Navigating the topic of abortion can be a complex task, and it doesn’t help that there’s an overwhelming amount of information out there for you to sort through. While there’s a lot to learn when it comes to your abortion options, potential risks, and side-effects, there are a few simple and easy steps to take […]