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Reasons Why Adoption Could Be the Choice for You

Many women who face an unexpected pregnancy struggle with the decision of whether to keep their baby. The question “what is the right decision for me?” is one that comes up almost daily in our clinic. No one can make this decision for you, but it’s important to understand the full extent of each of […]

We Didn’t Go All The Way, But I’m Nervous I Could Be Pregnant

This is a question that comes up frequently and isn’t one to be embarrassed about. The advocates and nurses at The HOPE Center are a resource for people who have questions and need a trustworthy person to talk to about sexual health and well-being. So, Can You Get Pregnant Without Intercourse? Technically, yes. It is […]

Second Trimester Abortions: Understanding the Facts

The decision of whether to keep your baby, abort, or adopt can be one of the most difficult choices you may ever need to make. Unfortunately, it’s also a decision that may need to be made quickly depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy. If abortion is a decision you’re leaning towards, […]

Why a Positive At Home Pregnancy Test Isn’t Enough

If you’ve seen any number of TV Shows or movies that feature a pregnant character, you know this scenario all too well: A nervous woman paces and picks up a pregnancy test off the counter, reads the results and almost instantly experiences a life change. While being pregnant certainly is life changing, determining pregnancy in […]

Can I go to School While I’m Pregnant?

If you are a student facing an unexpected pregnancy, you may not need to compromise your education goals. While pregnancy (especially an unexpected pregnancy) can feel particularly difficult for a student, it is still completely possible to complete an education even while pregnant or parenting. Although you may need to make adjustments to your schedule […]

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: […]

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 […]

Feeling Pressured to Abort? Know Your Rights!

No matter your age, 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 to react […]

Why an Ultrasound is Crucial When Considering Abortion

A pregnancy test result is based upon 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 The HOPE Center are used to: •    Confirm the pregnancy •    Make sure the pregnancy […]

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 […]