How to Read Pregnancy Test Results: Positive or Negative

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When you think you might be unexpectedly pregnant, it’s confusing when you see that faint line in the results window and wonder if you’re really pregnant — or not. Can you take a home pregnancy test and trust the results? And once you have taken a test, how can you read it accurately to know […]


How Early Can You Take a Pregnancy Test?

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You think you might be pregnant and naturally you want to find out for sure as soon as possible. There are plans and decisions to make, so you may wonder how early you can take a pregnancy test. Besides, it’s hard to wait for an answer that could alter your life in a big way. […]


The Importance of Folate During Fetal Development

Add Folate to Your Diet

Folate is known to prevent neural tube birth defects, which affect approximately 3,000 pregnancies every year in the United States [1].  This is an essential nutrient that supports neural tube development during pregnancy. What Are Neural Tube Defects? An embryo’s nervous system forms just one month after conception, before many women even realize they’re pregnant. […]


Can You Still Have an Abortion if You Have an STI?

Can You Still Have an Abortion if You Have an STI

The term STD has been updated with the more accurate term, STI. Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) are infections that spread from one person to another through sexual contact. STIs can seriously compromise a woman’s reproductive health and general health overall. Medical risks can increase when STIs are undiagnosed and untreated. You might think you would […]


Concern for Coronavirus During and After Pregnancy

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Coronavirus and Pregnancy The Coronavirus is not new. It was discovered in the 1960’s when testing was done on students who were believed to have a common cold infection. [1] Learn the interesting history of this virus here: Since then, there have been several mutations found which affect humans. Most notably are SARS, MERS, and […]


Identifying an Unhealthy Relationship from the Start

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You thought you had a great connection, but now he isn’t answering your texts. It’s like he disappeared. Welcome to the dating world we live in, where being ghosted can leave you feeling insecure and undesirable. In this dating environment, it’s understandable how easy it could be to fall into the trap of an unhealthy […]


Choosing the Right Prenatal Vitamin

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Prenatal vitamin with folic acid or methylfolate? You’ve probably heard that you should be supplementing with folic acid during pregnancy. It is key for your baby’s growth and development. It is also important to support your production of new cells, and repair of damaged DNA! Healthy levels of folate can also help prevent several forms […]


New Concern for Women Considering Abortion

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New Concern for Women Considering Abortion The US Government provides grants through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institute of Health (NIH) for various research projects. The government’s aim is to help in the creation of new treatments, vaccines and drugs. Privately funded research also takes place for the same goals, but […]


New Year, New You! Healthy Choices to Begin Making in 2020

New Year, New You! Healthy Choices to Begin Making in 2020

You don’t have to set sky-high goals for 2020. Even small changes in your choices can add up to big changes towards a fulfilling and healthy life.


3 Benefits of an Ultrasound Exam

3 Benefits of an Ultrasound Exam

An appointment for a pregnancy ultrasound is a good next step. We discuss three ways an ultrasound benefits you when you’re facing an unexpected pregnancy.


Unwanted Pregnancy: What Next?

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It’s hard to imagine something more daunting than realizing you’re pregnant when you don’t want to be. We provide four steps that help answer, “What next?”


What Are My Pregnancy Options?

What Are My Pregnancy Options?

When you discover you're unexpectedly pregnant, it may feel unreal. It's important to know you're not alone. We explore three options for your pregnancy.


How Late Can Your Period Be?

How Late Can Your Period Be?

Periods can sometimes drive you crazy, especially when it's late. We discuss how late your period can be before it becomes something to be concerned about.


How to Calculate Conception Date From Ultrasound

How to Calculate Conception Date From Ultrasound

When you’re pregnancy is unexpected, you are more likely to ask, “When did I conceive?” We’ll talk about various ways to calculate your conception date.


Tips for Telling My Partner That I’m Pregnant

Tips for Telling My Partner That I’m Pregnant

An unexpected pregnancy was not a part of your plans, but yet here you are. We compiled some helpful tips for telling your partner that you’re pregnant.