No woman wants to be in a situation of an unplanned pregnancy! And most women do not want to abort an unborn baby. But if the situation arises, then the main focus is to remove the problem. Abortion often seems the most obvious – and the easiest – answer to that problem. However, on closer […]
Written by Advice & Aid Nurse Andrea, RN, BSN Trichomoniasis (aka “Trich”) is a sexually transmitted infection (STI) caused by a protozoan parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. Most people do not experience any symptoms. It is the most common and most curable STI, but is more common in women than men, and older women are more
At-home abortion. Self-managed abortion. These statements make it sound easy, safe. Who wouldn’t want to be in the privacy of their own home instead of a sterile clinic? However, as with any abortion, the abortion pill has risks and side effects that you should be aware of before making a decision to end your pregnancy at home. Before taking the abortion pill: It
There are many myths and facts surrounding what a pregnancy resource center like Advice & Aid does – or doesn’t do. The best way to understand our call and what we do every day is to confront these facts head-on, with straight-forward answers. Myth: Pregnancy resource centers are only interested in “saving the baby”. Fact:
“I think I have a sexually transmitted infection, should I ask the internet, or my doctor?” Feeling like you have an STI, a sexually transmitted infection (often referred to as an STD), can be a scary thing. Maybe you have a partner that you’re not sure has been faithful to you, or you’re feeling symptoms
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.
“I can’t have this baby…because it’s not the right time!” As I meet with women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy, I hear this often. Some tell me they might want kids in the future, but now is not the right time. I start by encouraging her to slow down and think about her options.
We care. We want to be there. We want to be your friend. And in the Kansas City area, we are that local voice that is close by to help answer your questions. That’s why at Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers we have someone on hand to answer the phones 24 hours a day. Each
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
Here at Advice & Aid, we have a licensed social worker on staff to meet with women who find themselves in less-than-ideal situations. Her expertise, wisdom, and resources can sometimes make all the difference for a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy. Our social worker provides real hope for women and allows them to know that