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Post Abortion Syndrome (PAS) – How At Risk Are You? Up to 70% of women who have had an abortion fall into high risk for PAS. PAS is a type of post-traumatic stress and is defined as the stress reaction experienced by women after having an abortion. The following are factors that can determine how severely a woman experiences PAS symptoms: A crisis surrounding pregnancy The urgency in making an …

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Periods and Pregnancy It is important to understand how our own bodies work. Some women do not have the benefit of health education in school or parents who are comfortable talking about sex and a woman’s reproductive system. Although you may feel like having your period every month is an inconvenience, it is a normal, natural function of a woman’s body and a unique gift to carry a new life …

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Viability: What Does it Mean? When you discover that you may be pregnant, it is important to determine the viability of the pregnancy before you make any decisions about what to do. Viability means “the ability to survive or live successfully”. There are three things that a licensed sonographer will look for on an ultrasound to determine viability: The presence of a gestational sac. The presence of a fetal pole. …

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Pregnancy Does Not Mean Your Life is Over It’s a great time to be a woman! Women have more opportunities afforded to them now for education, career and parenthood than ever before. It used to be that when a woman conceived she would have to drop out of school and give up any hope of school or career. That time is long gone.We no longer have to choose between school/career …

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Early Pregnancy Symptoms Worried you might be pregnant? Having unusual symptoms? Here are some common signs of hormonal changes that may be an indication of pregnancy: Missed Period Sensitive or Swollen Breasts Nausea or Vomiting Fatigue Increased Urination Moodiness Bloating Light Spotting or Cramping Constipation Food Aversions Nasal Congestion Although many of these can be a result of other conditions, the best thing to do is to buy an over …

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Men and Unplanned Pregnancy:  Your Partner Is Pregnant and You Don’t Know What to Do Feeling panicked?  Wondering how this could have happened?  It is important not to make hasty decisions in the middle of the overwhelming thoughts and feelings; you need to take time to process what’s happened and make a plan.  Whatever your situation, understand that you are not alone. Many couples experience an unplanned pregnancy, and it …

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Men and Unplanned Pregnancy This unplanned pregnancy affects him too – he may just not know how to talk about it.   Most men are not as expressive as women about what they are thinking or feeling. They often do not talk about things as much as women do, or in the same way, so don’t think that his silence means he doesn’t care.   It is important to ask …

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The Adoption Option: It’s not what it used to be Before you assume this option is a closed door, you need to know that adoption and its stigma has changed significantly in recent decades.   For many women who have had a previous abortion, they state that they could never have another abortion (for many reasons) but find themselves pregnant again and are still unable to ensure a good environment to …

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QUICK FACTS: How Could An STI/STD Affect My Pregnancy? Pregnancy can be affected by a sexually transmitted infection and, if left untreated, can create serious health risks for you and your child.   Most OB/GYN offices will routinely screen for STIs at your first pregnancy (obstetrics) visit. It is possible to have an STI while pregnant and not have any symptoms. STIs can be passed to a developing fetus during …

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QUICK FACTS:   Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) or Sexually Transmitted Disease (STDs) Anyone who is sexually active can contract an STI/STD. Birth control pills do not protect against STIs. Two most common kinds of STI/STD:   Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Others include: Syphilis, HIV, Hepatitis A, B and C STIs are transmitted by person to person contact through blood, semen, or vaginal fluids. Symptoms can vary and many times there may not be …

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  FATHER OF THE BABY: MEN AND ABORTION In the state of Massachusetts men have no legal right in a woman’s abortion.  However, studies have revealed that a father has significant influence in the decision regarding the life of his unborn baby. A decision affects all three (mother, father and child) Both the mother and the father can leave feeling powerless, upset, and scared when facing an unplanned pregnancy. Sometimes …

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Someone I know wants an abortion – what should I do? Your friend, sister, or daughter just told you she is pregnant.  You may be uncertain how to best support her.  Think about how she is feeling too.  She is facing an overwhelming situation and needs you right now!  Perhaps she has told you she is considering an abortion or is seeking out an abortion.  You can show her how much …

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https://clearwayclinic.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/lumen5-video-8.mp4 Can I find out the exact day I got pregnant? The short answer to the question, “Can I find out the exact day I got pregnant?” is, probably not. Determining the exact date of conception is difficult for several reasons. Some things to consider: First of all, pregnancy occurs when an ovulated female egg and and male sperm meet and fertilization occurs. This usually takes place in a fallopian …

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4 Steps to Take Before Abortion You think you might be pregnant and you’re not sure what to do. Even though emotions may be running high, it’s important to get the information you need. Especially if you are considering an abortion, there are certain steps your medical provider should take in order to prepare you to make the best decision for your future. 1. Assess Your Health– You’ll need an …

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