WHAT TEENS WISH OTHER TEENS KNEW ABOUT PREVENTING TEEN PREGNANCY When it comes to teen pregnancy – why it happens and how to prevent it – teens get loads of advice from adults, but they aren’t often asked to offer their own. The National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy set out to change this by […]

Ectopic Pregnancy

For more information, visit the original article:  https://www.invitra.com/en/symptoms-after-embryo-transfer What is an ectopic pregnancy? The Fallopian tube is the most common site for ectopic pregnancies, but they can also occur on the ovary or the peritoneal surface of the abdominal cavity. An ectopic pregnancy is one which is implanted in a site outside the uterine cavity. […]


MY GIRLFRIEND’S PREGNANT!!! WHAT DO I DO NOW???!!! Are your feelings: Shock? Disbelief? Denial? Fear? Anger? My future is ruined? I’m too young? I just want to escape? Or maybe you and your girlfriend planned this, and your feelings are: Happy? Excited? A little scared? Concerned about telling your parents? Whatever your initial feelings are, […]

Pregnancy and Dental Work

Pregnancy and Dental Work Is having Dental work during pregnancy safe? Pregnancy and dental work questions are common for expecting moms. Preventive dental cleanings and annual exams during pregnancy are not only safe, but are recommended. The rise in hormone levels during pregnancy causes the gums to swell, bleed, and trap food causing increased irritation […]

Be Brave

Be Brave It’s about bravery. This a letter to the new mom, the mom in the trenches, the mom who lost her focus, the mom who’s finished the journey. It’s to the tired mom, to the one with a newborn and one with one in college and one with one in between. It’s a letter […]

She’s might be pregnant…now what?

  She’s might be pregnant…now what?   Has someone confided in you that she’s pregnant? What do you do? Whether it’s a friend, a family member, or you’re the father to be, your response to this news is vital! These are some tips from an article called “Tiny Blue Lines” that could prove beneficial. It […]

7 Considerations Before Choosing Home Birth

7 Considerations Before Choosing Home Birth Home Birth After a review of the most recent data, the ACOG (American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists), while acknowledging certain aspects of the safety and efficacy of home births in low-risk women using certified professional midwives, believes, “…hospitals and birthing centers are the safest setting for birth, [but] it respects […]


Premature   Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born premature (before 37 completed weeks of gestation), and this number is rising. Premature birth complications are the leading cause of death among children 5 years of age and under. This accounts for nearly 1 million deaths in 2013. Three-quarters of them could be saved […]

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness   Pregnancy. It’s a time when parents dream of the child they will someday meet, when they look through baby books for names, decide on nursery decor, and imagine what life will be like when their child arrives. When these dreams and hopes are cut short by miscarriage, still birth, […]


Looking down at that little + sign and facing an unplanned pregnancy is frightening. Every thought races through your mind…What am I going to do? This will ruin everything! I don’t even know if he loves me! I have no support. I never thought this could happen to me! This similar story line has flashed […]

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