Navigating an Unplanned Pregnancy with Strength

Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be scary. From the moment you see a positive test result, you can feel overwhelmed. You may suddenly be unsure about your life’s goals, your future, or even what your next step should be. Turn your negative thoughts around and find strength. Empower yourself to face your unplanned pregnancy by: … Continued

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Navigating Relationships in Light of An Unexpected Pregnancy

After a positive pregnancy test, one of your first concerns may be how this change will affect your relationships. Your life is potentially being shared now, not just by you and your baby but also your partner. The sudden, unexpected change in these dynamics can easily strain a relationship. Just like in your pregnancy, the … Continued

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Feeling Pressured to Abort? Know Your Rights!

  No matter your age, an unexpected pregnancy can be scary. It’s important to surround yourself with people who love and encourage you throughout this journey, as well as offer support for your decision about whether to continue with your pregnancy. Unfortunately, in some situations, pregnancy can cause the baby’s father, friends and family members … Continued

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Why an Ultrasound is Crucial When Considering Abortion

A pregnancy test result is based on hormone levels, but a positive pregnancy test is best confirmed by ultrasound. An ultrasound, or sonogram, uses sound waves to generate a picture of a baby inside the womb. The ultrasounds provided at Options Medical Clinic are used to: •    Confirm the pregnancy •    Make sure the pregnancy … Continued

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Gonorrhea & Chlamydia: Signs to Look Out For

You’ve probably heard about sexually transmitted diseases, but did you know that gonorrhea and chlamydia are two of the most common? In fact, the CDC states there are more than 700,000 cases of gonorrhea and approximately 1.5 million cases of chlamydia in the United States per year. It is estimated that 1 in 20 sexually … Continued

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Signs of Grief after an Abortion

It’s not uncommon to feel emotional or psychological distress after making the decision to have an abortion. For some, the effects of grief might be felt right away. For others, signs of grief, depression or post-traumatic stress after an abortion may not show up for months or even years later. Post-Abortion Syndrome (PAS), or Post … Continued

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3 Questions To Ask About Abortions

Are you pregnant, or think you might be? If so, your next step is to determine the choices you have for you and your baby, as well as how you should proceed. You have options, and abortion is one of those. To determine if an abortion is the right choice for you, first know the … Continued

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What Expectant Moms Need to Know About Zika

News headlines and stories about the Zika virus affecting pregnant women can be frightening for an expectant mother. Options Medical Clinic wants you to be safe and informed. Here are answers to some of the questions you may have about the Zika virus while pregnant. What Is Zika? Zika virus disease is caused by the … Continued

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2 Must-Know Facts about The Abortion Pill

  Food and Drug Administration decided to relax prior guidelines regulating the abortion pill, also known as RU-486. The FDA regulations now allow women to take the abortion pill, which is actually a series of pills, up to 10 weeks into their pregnancy to induce a medical abortion in comparison to the previous 7-week deadline. … Continued

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Dos and Don’ts For A Clearer Path to Pregnancy

  Being pregnant is an exciting time, but soon after you see the positive sign on that little stick, your instant excitement may turn to nerves. The path to a healthy baby may seem overwhelming, but not to worry! Here are a few dos and don’ts to assist in a smooth pregnancy before your first … Continued

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