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The HOPE Center Blog: pregnancy support

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 […]

My Friend is Considering an Abortion

 Listen to her. What is going on in her life to lead her to this difficult decision? Sometimes, what people need most during times of difficulty is not someone to fix all of their problems, but a listening ear, a warm hug, and the knowledge that you will be there for them no matter what. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Navigating an Unplanned Pregnancy with Strength

Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be scary. From the moment you see a positive test result, you can feel overwhelmed. You may suddenly be unsure about your life’s goals, your future, or even what your next step should be. Turn your negative thoughts around and find strength. Empower yourself to face your unplanned pregnancy by: […]

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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.