I Can't Have This Baby - Too Many Challenges

“I Can’t Have This Baby!” When There Are Just Too Many Challenges

As a Social Worker at Advice & Aid, this is one of the most frequent reasons I hear from women who feel like they can’t have their baby. When meeting with them, I start by encouraging them to slow down and really think about their options. They don’t have to make a life-changing decision in a spur …

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Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy During the Holidays

Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy During the Holidays

Otherwise known as “Three French Hens, Two Turtle Doves and…an Unplanned Pregnancy?” An unplanned pregnancy is always a shock.  But receiving a positive pregnancy test that you didn’t expect during the time of year when all is supposed to be “merry and bright” can feel even more challenging.  If you’re not ready to share your …

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When You Aren't Ready for Pregnancy

Not Ready for Pregnancy: Advice from Someone Who Has Been There

As a client advocate helping navigate unplanned pregnancies, one of the most common phrases I’ve heard in the counseling room is, “We’re just not ready.” So often, couples want to be more settled and financially stable before thinking about kids. Or they want to be married first, or maybe finish school before starting a family. …

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What Are The Signs of Early Pregnancy?

Experiencing some early pregnancy signs? Thinking you may be pregnant?  Earliest Sign There are signs and symptoms of early pregnancy that many women experience, some even experiencing them just days after the first missed period. Some signs, such as implantation bleeding (6-12 days after conception) happen even before a woman misses her period. Cramping may …

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What's the First Step After a Positive Pregnancy Test

What’s the First Step After a Positive Pregnancy Test?

It’s a positive pregnancy test, now what? That positive pregnancy test is just the beginning – there is more information you need to have before deciding what you want to do in regards to your pregnancy. A limited sonogram will determine if the gestational sac (or pregnancy) is inside the uterus, how far along your …

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