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My Girlfriend is Pregnant

My Girlfriend is Pregnant

Finding out that your girlfriend is pregnant when it was not planned can be shocking, to say the least. She’s young, you’re young, and neither of you planned on having a baby this early in life. Perhaps you haven’t even been dating for that long. But now, there’s a lot more to consider.

As the news sinks in, there are three main things you will want to consider: what decision you and she will make for the pregnancy & developing baby (parenting, adoption, abortion), your relationship with your girlfriend and your future. read more

FAQ – Abortion Pill Reversal

FAQ – Abortion Pill Reversal

Here are some common questions we get asked about Abortion Pill Reversal:

Is it too late to reverse the abortion pill?

Our goal is to start the reversal treatment within the first 24 hours of taking the abortion pill, mifepristone, also known as RU-486. However, we have had many successful reversals when treatment was started within 72 hours of taking the abortion pill.

Even if 72 hours have passed, call or text us at 719.544.9312 or after hours call (800)719.HELP. We are here to help. It may not be too late.

The abortion clinic said I have to complete the abortion; is that true? read more

The Diamond Standard Workshop

The Diamond Standard Workshop

Guess what? We still have a few spots available for our next Diamond Standard workshop rotation!

The Diamond Standard is a 10-week fun, interactive, success building workshop that is sure to be a life-changing experience! You will discover the keys to whole person health and a promising future. You will:

-Gain powerful information, skills and resources to help you identify your strengths and weaknesses

-Learn how to work with your strengths and weaknesses to showcase your best qualities at home, at work and in all areas of your life

-Earn up to $100 in WalMart gift cards ($5 per class, $50 for completion and additional for bringing friends, being a star performer, etc.)! read more

The Abortion Pill

RU-486 (The “Abortion Pill”)

The so-called “abortion pill” is actually a combination therapy consisting of two medications.

  • The first medication, called mifepristone, is a pill you take at the abortion clinic. This medication blocks the essential reproductive hormone, progesterone, initiating endometrial erosion.  This means the growing placenta and fetus are broken away from the lining of your uterus depriving your baby of the oxygen and nutrients he or she needs to survive.
  • The second medication, called misoprostol, is taken 1 to 2 days after mifepristone and causes the dilation of your cervix and induces contractions, cramping and heavy bleeding as your baby is expelled from your uterus. Most women abort within 4 to 5 hours of taking misoprostol, but severe bleeding and cramping can continue for several weeks. You may see large blood clots and fetal tissue/parts discharged from your vagina as the abortion takes place.

As with many new drugs, once they are marketed and used in thousands or even millions of individuals it is more likely that rare adverse effects or major complications can occur.  Some of these adverse effects range in severity from minor to life threatening.  In 2016, the FDA reported that there had been reports of a women who suffered from infection, heart attacks, and death.

As with all approved drugs, when the FDA receives new information regarding adverse events, the agency reviews the new information and, as appropriate, provides updates to doctors and their patients so that they have information on how to use the drug safely. read more

7 Myths About Condom Effectiveness

With Valentine’s Day approaching and many organizations, businesses, and commercials talking about Love, we wanted to clear a up a few myths.  We feel it is important to get all the information possible before making a decision about becoming sexually active or engaging sexually with a new or untested partner. So how do you protect yourself and what information should you consider?

There are lots of options out there for contraception with the most readily available being condoms.  You may have been given information about condoms or even been provided with condoms for free at school or at your doctor’s office. read more

Why Schedule an Ultrasound Before an Abortion?

Why Schedule an Ultrasound Before an Abortion?

When Destiny finally had the courage to look at the pregnancy test sitting next to the  bathroom sink, she was devastated to see two lines.  There was no way to stay in denial any longer.  That nausea and extreme fatigue she had been feeling could have just been the flu.  Right?  Wrong.  She had known all along the possibility of a pregnancy was very real.

At least I’m pretty early, she reasoned.  I will just find an abortion clinic and get the abortion pill.  She happened to walk into ACPC Women’s Clinic to see if they could schedule an abortion for her as soon as possible. read more

What are my Chances of Getting Pregnant?

What are my Chances of Getting Pregnant?

Are you thinking about having sex or have you had sex already?  What are your odds of getting pregnant if you use condoms?  Condoms are the most common type of birth control.

Studies show that if 100 women have unprotected sex for a year, 85 of them will become pregnant.  Of those who use a male condom most of the time, 18 out of 100 will become pregnant.  And, of women whose partners used male condoms perfectly, 2 out of 100 of them will become pregnant.  If you would like more information on failure rates for other types of birth control, information can be found on the CDC’s website. read more

STD/STI Info

Vials Ready For STD Testing

The best resource for current and accurate information regarding sexually transmitted disease and infection is the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).

Click on the links below to learn more:

Bacterial Vaginosis

Chlamydia

Genital HPV Infection

Genital Herpes

Gonorrhea

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

STD Detection and Treatment in HIV PreventionSTDs and Pregnancy

Syphilis

Trichomoniasis

Most recent STD trend report in U.S.

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What Can Family Do?

What Can Family Do?

Is someone in your family facing an unplanned pregnancy?

Learn how you can be supportive.

It can be shocking to find out that your daughter, niece, sister, granddaughter or cousin is pregnant.  And once the shock wears off, you’ll probably experience a wide range of emotions.  But this life-changing experience is an opportunity for you to make a huge difference in the life us someone you love.

Call us to learn how you can help her.

Listen.

Try to set aside your feelings so you can truly hear what your family member is saying. Observe her emotional and physical health as pregnancy affects her. Remind her that this is not the end of her future. You can be a positive voice for her dreams, even if those dreams are changing. read more

What Can Friends Do?

What Can Friends Do?

Is your friend facing an unplanned pregnancy?

Learn how you can be supportive.

It’s nerve-racking to figure out the right thing to do or say when your friend is facing an unplanned pregnancy.  But the most meaningful way you can support her is simply to be there and offer her accurate information on her pregnancy options.  The best thing you can do right now is to:

Suggest help.

Keep calm.

Listen.

Let your friend speak when she wants and calmly listen.  She will be grateful for an open ear as she processes her emotions and the difficult choices ahead of her. read more

What Can Guys Do?

What Can Guys Do?

Are you a guy facing an unplanned pregnancy?

Once she’s missed a period, everything can change fast.  What happens next may be her decision, but most women really care what their partner is thinking.

She’s Pregnant

Here are a few steps to making the best choice for both of you – together.

Learn about your options.  She’s carrying the baby, but suddenly you are both parents.  What does that mean?

Listen to her thoughts and feelings.  What excites her?  What does she fear?

Share your thoughts and feelings.

Consider talking with others who are close to you too. read more

Fetal Development – Week 40

Fetal Development – Week 40

Week 40:

This marks the end of the normal gestational period.  The baby is now ready for life outside of his mother’s womb. B y this time, the infant usually weighs 6-9 pounds.

Call or text us today to schedule your ultrasound.

At birth the placenta will detach from the side of the uterus and the umbilical cord will cease working as the child takes his first breaths of air.

The most accurate way to determine how far along you are is to have an ultrasound.  During an ultrasound at ACPC Women’s Clinic, one of our nurses will take measurements to determine the gestational age of the baby.  The first and earliest ultrasound is usually the most accurate of ultrasounds throughout your pregnancy in determining gestational age. read more

Fetal Development – Week 30

Fetal Development – Week 30

Week 30:

The fetus is usually capable of living outside the womb and would be considered premature at birth.

Call or text us today to schedule your ultrasound.

Vision, hearing, taste, and touch are all being used now.  The baby opens and closes her eyes and looks around. Research shows that the child can recognize her mother’s voice.

The most accurate way to determine how far along you are is to have an ultrasound.  During an ultrasound at ACPC Women’s Clinic, one of our nurses will take measurements to determine the gestational age of the baby.  The first and earliest ultrasound is usually the most accurate of ultrasounds throughout your pregnancy in determining gestational age. read more

Fetal Development – Week 26

Fetal Development – Week 26

Week 26:

The tongue has formed taste buds and the eyes have fully developed.  The baby’s lungs are completely functioning and can now inhale, exhale and even cry.  Eyes have completely formed, and the tongue has developed taste buds.

Call or text us today to schedule your ultrasound.

If this baby were to be born prematurely, the child would have a good chance of survival with sufficient medical care.

The most accurate way to determine how far along you are is to have an ultrasound.  During an ultrasound at ACPC Women’s Clinic, one of our nurses will take measurements to determine the gestational age of the baby.  The first and earliest ultrasound is usually the most accurate of ultrasounds throughout your pregnancy in determining gestational age. read more

Fetal Development – Week 22

Fetal Development – Week 22

Week 22:

The head now accounts for 1/3 of the fetal length.  The child now weighs approximately 1/2 pound and spans about 10 inches from head to toe.

Call or text us today to schedule your ultrasound.

Sweat glands develop, and the external skin has turned from transparent to opaque.

The most accurate way to determine how far along you are is to have an ultrasound.  During an ultrasound at ACPC Women’s Clinic, one of our nurses will take measurements to determine the gestational age of the baby.  The first and earliest ultrasound is usually the most accurate of ultrasounds throughout your pregnancy in determining gestational age. read more