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The HOPE Center Blog: Pregnancy

Preparing Financially for Parenting

Even when a pregnancy is planned, the shift from parenting being an idea to becoming a reality can be overwhelming for many women. Those feelings can feel even more intense when the pregnancy is unplanned; one of the questions we hear the most is “how can I afford to be a parent?” However, it’s important […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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    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.