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The HOPE Center Blog: Pregnancy

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]