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Considering Adoption? What You Want to Know

An unexpected pregnancy can leave you with so many questions, especially if you do not feel in a place where you can take care of a baby. The HOPE Center offers FREE assistance to help you consider an adoption plan for you and your baby.  As the birth mother, YOU have the ability to make […]

Thinking About the Abortion Pill?

When you become pregnant unexpectedly, you might feel like you don’t have any options or like abortion is your only choice. But how much do you actually know about the abortion pill?  Before you visit an abortion clinic, make sure you have all the information you need in making this important decision. Keep reading to […]

Can You Be Pregnant and Not Know It?

For women who have experienced the onset of pregnancy symptoms like nausea/vomiting, exhaustion, and a missed period, it is hard to imagine not knowing you are pregnant.  However, there are stories of women not realizing they are pregnant until they have entered into their third trimester, or until they are in labor! So how does […]

Why Should I have an Ultrasound before an Abortion?

It’s understandable to think, “Why would I need an ultrasound?  I’ve made up my mind to have an abortion.” Most OB-GYN doctors report that an ultrasound is a vital next step before going through with an abortion procedure, and can be lifesaving to a woman presenting with a positive pregnancy test.   According to the […]

Post Abortion Help

If you have undergone an abortion and are now experiencing emotional difficulty, you are not alone. An estimated 24% of American women have experienced abortion. According to a large study published in The British Journal of Psychiatry, women who undergo an abortion have a “moderate to highly increased risk of mental health problems”. Not all […]

What You May Not Know About Adoption

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, many women say they are considering two options: parenting or abortion. Both of these options have their own set of challenges, so what happens if you are completely overwhelmed by the thought of parenting, but at the same time you know abortion is not for you? Is there really a […]

FREE HIV Test- Should I get tested?

What is HIV? HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system and can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) if it is not treated. Could I be at risk for HIV? When it comes to HIV, many people believe common stereotypes about who could be at risk for this serious illness. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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    Anna Muller - Nurse Manager

    I am so glad you are here. My name is Anna Muller, and I am the Nurse Manager at The HOPE Center. I love working at The HOPE Center and meeting all of the wonderful women and families that visit our clinic.