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Plan B – Emergency Contraception

Plan B One-Step, or the morning after pill, is an emergency contraceptive to be taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. It is one of the most common brand name emergency contraceptives currently available for women to use. The generic forms of Plan B One-Step include My Way, Take Action, and Next […]

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 […]

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 […]

Blood Test vs. Urine Test

In the realm of pregnancy tests there are two big players: blood tests and urine tests. If you’re wondering which one is right for you, we’re here to help! In this blog we’ll share some of the similarities and the differences between the two types of tests in order for you to determine which one […]

Poor In Utero Diagnosis? What Next?

You may be feeling like your pregnancy, whether planned or not, has become a crisis. If this is something you are facing, we can help.  There are situations that may arise in pregnancy that are not often talked about openly and may leave you feeling overlooked. Have you been given a poor in utero diagnosis of Down Syndrome, Anencepahly, Trisomy 13 or other diagnosis related to you or […]

6 Important Reasons to have a Medical Professional Administer Your Pregnancy Test

You might be wondering why we talk so much about scheduling a pregnancy test with one of our trained professionals. Yes, you can buy a pregnancy test at many stores. Yes, you can take them at home or at school in privacy. However, there are several reasons that having a test administered at The HOPE […]

What if the father of my baby isn’t excited?

Your ideal situation for a pregnancy might sound something like this: “I feel ready, our parents are excited, and my partner and I are so in love – we can’t wait to meet this baby!”. Unfortunately, pregnancies don’t only occur in perfect circumstances. Maybe you just met your partner, or maybe you’re afraid to tell him you’re pregnant. […]

Unexpected Pregnancy? You have 3 Options

Have you found yourself in a situation where you are unexpectedly pregnant? A positive pregnancy test isn’t always a positive experience for people. When you’re overwhelmed with emotion, it’s easy to forget that you have choices. Three in fact. 1) Abortion: Having an abortion is an option you have, depending on how many weeks along […]

Self-Empowerment as a Pregnant Teenager

Although nearly half a million children are born to teenage mothers every year, there can still be a negativity associated with being a young mother. Anticipating the judgment of others is a big source of anxiety for many young women. In fact, “What will people say about me?” is a common question we hear at […]

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 […]