Why Prenatal Tests are Not Always Accurate

False Positives for a Painful Disorder Stacie Chapman was 41 when she got pregnant, so when her doctor recommended that she get a screening, she and her husband decided it was the right move. Then, the test came back positive for Trisomy 18, also known as Edward’s Syndrome, a painful genetic condition that was “incompatible with read more.....

I Missed a Period – Now What?

When you’ve missed a period, it’s completely normal to be concerned. A missed period can mean a number of things, whether it’s that something is wrong, your body is adjusting, or pregnancy. A missed period can also be a source of anxiety, so it’s better for you to learn sooner rather than later what might read more.....

My Boyfriend Left Me and I Think I’m Pregnant

No matter how it ended, both thinking that you might be pregnant and learning you are no longer in a relationship are two very significant changes to happen at once. We know you’re tired, hurt, upset, and probably a little bit scared. It’s okay to feel these things, and when you’re ready, to reach out read more.....

What to Do After You’ve Had Unprotected Sex

If you’ve recently had unprotected sex, you’re likely wondering what you should do next. Thankfully, the next steps are fairly simple. Here’s a complete timeline of what to do after you’ve had unprotected sex. The Next Day Take a deep breath. Don’t panic, and don’t worry. While it may be easier said than done, you read more.....

Reasons You Might Miss a Period

There are a number of reasons you might skip a month or be late. Pregnancy is usually the first culprit to come to mind when you miss a period, but it isn’t the only possibility. The average period for a woman occurs every 28 days, but it is considered normal to have your period within read more.....

What is the Difference Between Plan B and the Abortion Pill?

Plan B emergency contraception and RU-486, or the Abortion Pill, are often confused as being the same. It is important to understand the differences between the two so that you can make the best decision possible if you have had unprotected sex or think you might be pregnant. Emergency contraception and the RU-486 treatment are read more.....

What are the Emotional Side Effects of Abortion?

While many women often report feeling relief immediately following their abortive procedure, several weeks or years later, they start to experience some of the negative emotional side effects of abortion. Mental health is just as important as physical health and so these effects are just as real as the physical ones. These potential side effects read more.....

Why A Natural Abortion Isn’t Natural Or Safe

Many believe that natural abortions are a safe alternative to a medical abortion, but that could not be further from the truth. Natural abortion, like any other at-home abortion, can put your long-term physical and mental health at stake. If you’re considering abortion, it’s important that you’re educated on all aspects of your decision, fromread more.....

How Early Can You Get Pregnancy Symptoms?

If you think you might be pregnant, you’re probably looking early for pregnancy symptoms. This can be an anxious time for those possibly experiencing unplanned pregnancy, but the first step is to take a few steps back and try to relax. Sometimes, stressing out too much or looking for specific symptoms can trick your body read more.....

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