What are the Mental Health Effects from Abortion?

Lady wondering about the mental health effects of abortion

Are you thinking of abortion as you contemplate your options for an unplanned pregnancy? Before making a decision, it is important to understand the possible mental health consequences of this option in addition to the possible physical effects. Here is more information on the mental health and physical effects of abortion.  How Does Abortion Work?…

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When Should I Take a Pregnancy Test?

A woman wondering when she should take the pregnancy test

Pregnancy tests vary in how early they can detect pregnancy, but for the most accurate result, you should take a pregnancy test after you have missed your period. How Do Pregnancy Tests Work? Pregnancy tests work by detecting the presence of the pregnancy hormone, hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) in your urine or blood. Your body…

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How Does an Ultrasound Work?

a woman wondering how ultrasounds work

Although they are used for a wide variety of diagnostic purposes, ultrasounds are known to most people for monitoring the health and development of pregnancies.  The Science Behind How Ultrasound Works Ultrasounds use high-frequency soundwaves that are too high for the human ear to pick up at 20,000 Hz.  The frequency creates sound waves that…

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How an Adoption Plan Can Prevent Depression Caused By Abortion

This woman is thinking about how an adoption plan can prevent depression caused by abortion.

An adoption plan offers women an option to carry their pregnancies to term even if they do not want to parent. An adoption plan can greatly decrease the chances of post-abortive depression. Abortion and Mental Health Unexpected pregnancy can stir up all of your emotions. It can be confusing or difficult to know how to…

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Can STDs Go Away On Their Own?

A woman wondering when she should take the pregnancy test

No one ever thinks it will happen to them. A sexually transmitted disease? Never. After all, you take showers, wear clean clothes, and only have sex with completely honest people. Unfortunately, none of that has anything to do with preventing or curing a sexually transmitted disease.  How Do People Get STDs? Obviously, you get a…

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Pregnant in College: What Do I Need to Know?

Woman wonder what to do with an unplanned pregnancy in college

Dorm or sorority life, classes, late-night studying, and roommates are all part of college, but you most likely weren’t planning on being pregnant too. You are most likely scared and have a lot of questions. Understanding your rights and taking care of yourself are important first steps. And, remember, you are not alone.  What Are…

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How safe is Abortion Pill Reversal?

This woman is wondering about abortion pill reversal

When faced with an unexpected situation, we often panic and make decisions out of fear or confusion. Did you recently discover you were unexpectedly pregnant? If so, maybe you panicked and immediately chose to have a medical abortion. Have you changed your mind? If you’ve taken the first drug (mifepristone) of the abortion pill method,…

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What are the signs of an incomplete abortion?

This woman is wondering about incomplete abortion

Are you considering taking the abortion pill? Before you schedule your appointment, we recommend taking time to learn about incomplete abortions, understanding the symptoms, and taking steps to avoid abortion complications. What is an incomplete abortion? An incomplete abortion is a condition in which the abortion pill process does not fully expel the pregnancy tissue…

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What Is Ectopic Pregnancy?

woman wondering about the signs of an ectopic pregnancy

If you have recently discovered you are unexpectedly pregnant or you think you might be, it is important to get confirmation of a positive pregnancy test. If you want to be confident in your pregnancy test results, come to Waterleaf. We offer free lab-quality pregnancy testing so you can be sure your results are accurate….

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How to Recover Emotionally After Abortion

This woman is recovering emotionally after abortion

If you’re experiencing complex emotions or mental health struggles after abortion, you’re not alone. In fact, post-abortive women are 81% more likely to experience issues such as depression and anxiety.1    Whether your abortion was yesterday or 20 years ago, it’s never too late or too early to begin to seek healing. While healing isn’t…

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