What’s the best way to know if you’re pregnant?

If you think you may be pregnant, usually the first thing you want to do is know for sure. When the stakes are this high, you want to be confident that your results are accurate. A lab-quality pregnancy test and an ultrasound are the best ways to know if you are pregnant. Continue reading to learn…

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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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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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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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7 Tips for Healthy Mom, Healthy Baby

If you are pregnant, you are likely getting advice from all corners. Hopefully you’re getting good advice from your doctor and nurses. And then everyone from your mother, sisters and friends to that person you just met in the check-out line at the grocery store may also want to chime in. You’ll likely see ads…

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Need a Safe Place for a New Start?

Are you pregnant? Not sure you have a safe place to live during your pregnancy or after your baby is born? Perhaps the father of your baby does not want you to stay, now that you’ve decided to keep your baby. You might be staying with a friend or a family member. They may not…

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What are Early Signs of Pregnancy?

You’ve had sex and you’re wondering if you might be pregnant. You want to find out as soon as possible. And you’re not sure — what are the early signs of pregnancy? This is a very common question. And with good reason. Being pregnant can be a significant, life-changing event. Whether you’d desperately like to…

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Four Ways to Encourage Expecting Fathers to Step Up

  Being pregnant is about more than having a baby. During the first nine months, a mother’s body adapts and changes so that she can nurture and care for her baby. And then the baby is born, and it’s over…right? Of course not. A new life has been born into the world. Even though her…

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