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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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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Eating Right (and What to Avoid) During Pregnancy

You know it’s important to eat right when you’re pregnant. But what does that mean? Mom probably told you to eat your vegetables, which is a good start. But if you’re pregnant, or thinking about becoming pregnant, it’s time to learn more about nutrition during pregnancy. Good nutrition is important for overall health during our…

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7 Reasons to NOT Have Sex on Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is all about romance. Roses, chocolate and sex are big items of the day. But if you’re not in a long term committed relationship (marriage), you would do well to think again about having sex to celebrate the day. Stick with the roses, chocolate and a romantic dinner. Here are seven reasons why…

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Figuring Out What’s Best for You

Chloe* found First Care Clinic, saw that it had great reviews, and tells of her experience with welcoming and helpful staff. She talks about walking through best and worst case scenario and sorting out her options. If you think you might be pregnant and are looking for someone to talk to — someone who won’t…

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5 Things to Consider When Making a Pregnancy Decision

If you think you might be pregnant and you weren’t planning on it, your mind may be swirling with all kinds of thoughts. “I can’t be pregnant. Not now.” “I was on birth control. How is this possible?” “How can I care for another child?” “What about finishing school?” “How will I tell my parents?”…

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I Can’t Be Pregnant

“I can’t be pregnant. Not right now.” “I have plans. And I can’t afford a baby.” Perhaps you or someone you know is having thoughts like these. You may wonder what to do next. Should I have an abortion? Parent? Or maybe consider making an adoption plan? All of these sound like hard choices. Where…

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5 Ways to Help a Friend

What do you say when a friend tells you she might be pregnant? Recently I was talking with a woman I’ll call Leslie. Leslie was a client at First Care Clinic a couple years ago. Leslie told me that she wished more people knew about First Care Clinic. Then she told me why. Leslie has…

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Chloe’s “Best Decision She Ever Made”

Chloe* had been feeling really sick for about six weeks – so sick she spent most of her time on the couch. A medical appointment found nothing wrong and Chloe soon began to feel better. Chloe and her best friend, Allison*, decided to vacation in the Madison area. While on the drive, Allison asked Chloe…

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