Unhealthy Relationships and Abuse During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is an exciting and joyful time for many families, but for those involved in an unhealthy or abusive relationship, it can be a time of increased fear and stress. Several factors can contribute to abusive behavior towards a pregnant woman by her partner, including fear of the changes to the relationship or financial situation, stress over a … Continued

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Miscarriage Explained

What is a miscarriage? A miscarriage is the term for a pregnancy loss that occurs on its own, before 20 weeks gestation. Though some factors can increase a woman’s risk for miscarriage, it usually occurs due to chromosomal abnormalities. What if I am considering having an abortion? For many women, the decision on whether or … Continued

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Pregnancy Rates

Pregnancy rates in the years 2015-2016 have risen slightly when compared to previous years. In 2015 and 2016 there were a total of 42,655 pregnancies in and around the surrounding counties of Cherokee and 329,635 pregnancies in all of Georgia. Even though there was an increase in births, according to CDC studies in 2015, teen … Continued

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My Friend is Considering an Abortion

 Listen to her. What is going on in her life to lead her to this difficult decision? Sometimes, what people need most during times of difficulty is not someone to fix all of their problems, but a listening ear, a warm hug, and the knowledge that you will be there for them no matter what. … Continued

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Can My Negative Pregnancy Test Be Wrong?

In short, yes. It is possible for you to receive a negative result from a home pregnancy test when you’re actually pregnant. You might have a false negative if you: Check results too soon. There are different instructions on every home pregnancy test. Be sure to wait the allotted time on the package. Use diluted … Continued

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How to Support Her When She is Unexpectedly Expecting

Many of us are brought up believing that life is a gift, but when the unexpected happens, it can feel like a nightmare. This is especially true when you think or find out you are pregnant unexpectedly. Depending on your situation there are many feelings that come with realizing you are pregnant. Initial feelings can … Continued

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Pregnancy and an Unsupportive Partner

If you recently discovered that you are pregnant, especially if this was not planned, your partner may still be in shock over the unexpected news. He may need time to process what is going on and what will be expected of him during the pregnancy and once the baby arrives. There are several reasons why … Continued

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What If I Am Not Ready?

When you search online you will find many sites that may help you organize your thoughts on how to move forward: What to think about upon learning you are pregnant. What to know about pregnancy and childbirth. Your options. You will also find stories from women that are, or have been, in the same situation … Continued

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I took the Morning After Pill, Could I be pregnant?

The Morning after Pill refers to a pill taken after unprotected intercourse has happened in order to prevent pregnancy. This is also known as emergency contraception. There are several types of emergency contraceptives, each with varying prices, availability, and effectiveness. Plan B One Step is one of the most common and readily available types of … Continued

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How to stay in school if you are pregnant, quick tips.

Continuing your college education during your pregnancy or after your baby is born may seem overwhelming. Here are some ideas to help as you process the idea of how to manage school and a baby with graduation as your finish line. Talk to your professors. Prior to the semester starting, or whenever you know about … Continued

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