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The HOPE Center Blog: health

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 […]

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 […]

What Expectant Moms Need to Know About Zika

News headlines and stories about the Zika virus affecting pregnant women can be frightening for an expectant mother. The HOPE Center wants you to be safe and informed. Here are answers to some of the questions you may have about the Zika virus while pregnant. What Is Zika? Zika virus disease is caused by the […]

2 Must-Know Facts about The Abortion Pill

Food and Drug Administration decided to relax prior guidelines regulating the abortion pill, also known as RU-486. The FDA regulations now allow women to take the abortion pill, which is actually a series of pills, up to 10 weeks into their pregnancy to induce a medical abortion in comparison to the previous 7-week deadline. While […]

Gonorrhea and Chlamydia – What Does That Even Mean?

  You’ve heard of the different types of STDs, such as gonorrhea and chlamydia, but symptoms for one STD may be confused for another or symptoms may not appear at all. With more than half of the population experiencing an STD in their lifetime and 1 in 5 women between the ages of 15-24 having […]

Am I Pregnant? Know the Signs

While you may be looking for the obvious signs of pregnancy, such as a missed period, there are other symptoms of early pregnancy you may have not considered. Women often jump to the conclusion that a missed period or morning sickness positively means pregnancy. However, alternative symptoms can indicate pregnancy before you experience morning sickness […]

Making an Informed Decision When Considering Abortion

After days, or maybe weeks of uncertainty, you’ve finally determined that you are indeed pregnant. Now it’s time to consider next steps. You have several options, and abortion is one of them. It’s important you know the facts about abortion so you may make an informed decision if this is one of the options you’re […]

What Types of Abortions Are Available?

The type of abortion used to terminate a pregnancy is determined by how far a woman’s pregnancy has progressed. The first step is for the woman to receive a sonogram so the pregnancy can be dated accurately and conditions such as ectopic pregnancy can be ruled out. Medical abortions are only available through the first […]

Your Questions Answered: Common Concerns of Pregnancy

Many women who are pregnant for the first time are surprised by the variety of ways that their body starts changing, long before the baby begins to “show.” This is totally normal! We’ve tackled some of the most common pregnancy concerns and questions below. Q: I’ve been feeling nauseated for the past few weeks, is […]

Getting the HPV Vaccination Can Lower Your Risk of Certain Cancers

In the recent years, we have heard a lot about HPV, or Human Papillomavirus, which can cause certain types of Cervical Cancer. You may have heard about it at school, or from your doctor. HPV is a common virus that is spread with sexual contact. It is most common among people in their 20’s but […]

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