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. […]


Concern for Corona Virus During and After Pregnancy

Corona

Corona Virus and Pregnancy The Corona virus 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, […]


Choosing the Right Prenatal Vitamin

Folate

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 […]


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?”


Five Reasons Pregnancy Support is Important

Five Reasons Pregnancy Support is Important

Pregnancy support is all about you and the care you need. Let's talk about why prompt pregnancy support is particularly crucial for an unplanned pregnancy.


Ultrasound vs. Over-the-Counter Pregnancy Test: Which One Better Detects Pregnancy?

Ultrasound vs. Over-the-Counter Pregnancy Test: Which One Better Detects Pregnancy

You think you might be pregnant, but you know over-the-counter pregnancy tests are not always accurate. We'll provide you with no-cost pregnancy testing!


Why STD Testing Before an Abortion is Important

Why STD Testing Before an Abortion is Important

In 2017, the CDC reported 1.7 million new cases of chlamydia, 555,608 cases of gonorrhea, and 30,644 cases of syphilis. Anyone who has sex is at risk.


East County Healthcare Services Business of the Year

East County Health Services

In 2018, Pregnancy Care Clinic's El Cajon location received the nomination for East County Healthcare Services Business of the Year. We are truly honored.


Everything About Your Pregnancy Test

Positive Pregnancy Test

We discuss everything that you wish you knew about pregnancy tests, pregnancy verification, and how to get things done when you think you might be pregnant.