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What to Expect When You Think You’re Expecting: The Early Signs and Symptoms of Pregnancy

When it comes to spotting the early warning signs of pregnancy, the number one symptom is unmistakable: a missed or late period. However, all women are different, and this sign could occur well after you notice some other changes in your body. If you suspect that you pregnant, the important thing to remember is that you are not alone: around half of all women in the United States will experience an unintended pregnancy by the age of 45. Being able to identify early pregnancy signs and symptoms, however, can help you become more prepared in dealing with a pregnancy.

Free Pregnancy Help: From Testing to Treatments, Here’s What You Should Know

Are you experiencing an unplanned pregnancy? If so, you aren’t alone. Almost half (49%) of all women in the United States experience an unintended pregnancy by the age of 45. If you are pregnant—or think you may be pregnant—low-cost and even free pregnancy help is available in many locales. From free pregnancy tests to continued support throughout your pregnancy, there are resources out there for those who need them.

The Three T’s of Teen Pregnancy: How to Seek Help and Stay Educated About Your Options

The Three T’s of Teen Pregnancy: How to Seek Help and Stay Educated About Your Options

The Three T’s of Teen Pregnancy: How to Seek Help and Stay Educated About Your Options. For teenagers in the United States, there is a 3% likelihood of pregnancy for those between the ages of 15 and 19, according to rates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Although teen pregnancy rates have gone down in the past two decades, the problem still remains for many of the country’s young women.

What is Parental Notification?

What is Parental Notification?

A parental consent law (or parental notification law) is an issue surrounded by media attention. So without all the hype and biased opinions you hear on the news, here’s an honest answer to questions you should ask yourself about these laws before having an abortion.

Can I Get Pregnant If…?

Can I Get Pregnant If…?

Can I get pregnant if…

•we have sex before/after/during my period?
•I’m on birth control?
•we didn’t really have sex, but ...?
•(your question here)