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How to Reconnect with Hope Despite Unexpected Pregnancy

Have you ever lost hold of a kite string? Maybe the wind ripped it from your hand, sending your kite swirling wildly and then plummeting, out of control, toward a crash landing. Disconnected from it, all you could do was watch helplessly as the kite fell. That’s how we feel when we lose hope. Our …

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5 Steps to Conquering Your Fear in an Unplanned Pregnancy

An unplanned pregnancy can feel like a fun surprise or a fearful shock, depending on your situation. If you find yourself scared about your pregnancy, you’re not alone. Many women fear things like: A partner’s reaction What friends and family will say Taking care of a baby Changing their plans for school or career Making …

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Make Your Voice Heard for the Best Pregnancy Decisions

To make the best, most satisfying decisions about your unexpected pregnancy, you deserve to have your voice heard. As the one who is pregnant, you need time and space to carefully develop and clearly express your views in order to make your choices. Strangely enough, many women in your shoes face this critical decision while …

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Control What You Can: How to Act When Life Spins Out of Control

We all like to think we are in control of our lives. And, to some extent, we are. But sometimes life hits us like an enormous wave, throwing us in a direction we never intended to go. An unexpected pregnancy, for instance, can drag us into a whirlpool, spinning out of control. Panic ensues. That’s …

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Are Contraceptives Responsible for Your Sexual Security?

Counting on contraceptives to protect us while engaging in casual sex is like wearing a motorcycle helmet so we can keep playing in traffic. It’s a false sense of security. Casual sex—which we’ll define here as sex apart from a committed, permanent relationship—comes with multiple risks. Some risks are more obvious, like unwanted pregnancy or …

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At-Home Abortion Risks: Is Convenience too Costly?

We all like convenience. Drive-up windows. Microwaves. Cell phones. Very convenient. But when what’s at stake is our health, we have to consider what “convenience” may cost us. These days, abortion-by-telemedicine is being touted as a convenient solution to unexpected pregnancies. A medical (“chemical”) abortion that used to require talking in person with an abortion …

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Do You Need a Lighthouse in Your Storm?

When life gets stormy, most people need help navigating the rough seas. Never is this truer than when the sky darkens over your most important relationship, especially when it is challenged by an unexpected pregnancy. That’s why Choices Pregnancy Center is here: to stand as a lighthouse for you. Whether you’re worried about unseen dangers, …

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How to Empower Pregnant Women for Success

Trini* faced an unwanted pregnancy in the midst of a job loss and a broken relationship that left her homeless just before college resumed in the fall. How do you empower a woman like Trini? Some would say it’s empowering to “solve” one of Trini’s problems by ending her pregnancy. The rest she’ll just have …

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Lies We Believe about Sex and Happiness

Why do we let the voices around us—our peers, the actors on TV, or others—convince us we need to conform to the looks and actions of their “ideal” person? If Netflix told us an apple was the “ideal” fruit, would we try to make oranges, pineapples, pears, and grapes all look and taste like apples? …

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Women With Decisions

Unexpected Pregnancy: How to Choose the Best Way Forward

You’re holding a positive pregnancy test in your hand. This was not supposed to happen. Not now. But it did. What are you going to do?

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Surprising Women’s Health Benefits at Choices Pregnancy Center

Women are fascinating and complex human beings. Their health involves the entirety of their bodies, minds, and spirits. It makes sense, then, that serving “women’s health” would promote the well-being of all three facets of a woman. At Choices Pregnancy Center, we promote women’s health in multiple ways.

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Get Free Coaching Toward the New Life You Want

Some people use New Year’s Day to set new goals for their lives. Then they watch those goals fizzle out a few days later. Other people have simply given up trying to achieve the kind of life they really want. But what if you actually could change your life? And what if you had someone …

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