What Are the Early Signs of Pregnancy?

Have you recently had unprotected sex, or did you experience some sort of birth control mishap? Perhaps you are now concerned about the potentially life-changing outcome of a pregnancy. If you are in this position, it is natural to wonder if you are experiencing early signs of pregnancy. The best way to find out for…

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What to do After a Positive Pregnancy Test

Knowing what to do after a positive pregnancy test is difficult. The test result can cause a wide range of emotions. If this pregnancy was not expected, then you will likely feel a great deal of stress. But keep in mind that this is quite common – nearly half of all pregnancies in the United…

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Thinking about making an appointment at First Care Clinic in Madison, WI?

Here are 5 things you should know. Choosing the right clinic is important. At First Care Clinic we want you to know that we are here for you.  Our nursing staff is trained to listen and recommend the appropriate testing and/or treatment plan for your unique situation.  Our medical professionals keep your health care information…

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Why Do I Feel Sad?

If you’ve had a miscarriage, you might be feeling sad. If you were not intending to get pregnant, you might feel a combination of relief and sadness. These feelings are very common. Grieving a miscarriage can be especially hard because it’s often done privately. Likely not very many people knew you were pregnant. If you…

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Thinking About an Abortion? 5 Important Things to Consider

“I’m late. The test stick says Positive. But I can’t be pregnant. Not now. Do I need to have an abortion? What do I do?” If these are the thoughts running through your head, there’s stuff you need to know, and there’s help. You won’t have an abortion today – it doesn’t happen that quickly….

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Safe or Unsafe?

  Are you safe in your relationship? What makes a relationship healthy? Or what makes it unhealthy and even potentially dangerous? Healthy relationships are built on mutual trust, honest communication, and respect for one another. This is true in romantic relationships, friendships and family relationships. Trust, honesty and respect are needed in any type of…

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I’m Pregnant. How Do I Tell My Parents?

Destiny* was pregnant and afraid to tell her family. How would they react? Would they kick her out of the house? Would they be disappointed in her or angry? Being unexpectedly pregnant and being afraid or anxious about telling parents or other family members is very common. Destiny is like many women we see in…

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Is Your Baby Safe?

Wondering what you can do to keep your baby safe? Start by following these six safety tips. (These tips are recommended by the Juvenile Products Manufacturers Association (JPMA). The JPMA sponsors Baby Safety Month each September.): Direct supervision is a sure-fire way to prevent injury: Watch, listen and stay near your child. This first rule…

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It’s My Choice. Except…

Abortion. It’s a woman’s choice, right? Legally, yes. But what if you aren’t sure that abortion is the right choice for you – and someone else thinks it is? Are you feeling pressured to have an abortion? Know that in Wisconsin, you have the legal right to make a decision about your pregnancy, even if…

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