Woman Facing Tough Decisions

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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Shining Lighthouse

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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Empowered Woman

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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Pregnant? Yes There is Hope for You

Hope is like a beckoning light on a dark day—it’s what gives us to courage to keep pushing forward against life’s obstacles. But sometimes obstacles—like an unexpected pregnancy—loom so large that they block the light of hope. We grow fearful and discouraged, and we stop pursuing our dreams. We give up. Even though hope is …

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Unexpected Pregnancy: Hard Time to be Thankful?

Thankfulness may be the last thing on your mind when you encounter an unexpected pregnancy. But gratitude may be exactly what’s needed to help you move through this experience in ways that bring you joy and hope. Don’t believe it’s possible? Read on. Why be Thankful? Research shows that when we’re stressed, gratitude can help …

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Teen Journaling

Will Adoption Be a Chapter in Your Pregnancy Story?

People like stories that sound real. Stories where good things are mixed in with the bad things. We especially like stories that start out risky or dark and end up in a happy, surprising place. These feel like stories that matter. That’s why it matters what you write into your story of unexpected pregnancy. Because …

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Woman Journaling

5 Powerful Questions That Can Change Your Life

It happens to all of us. We do the same thing today that we did yesterday. And we don’t like how it turns out today any more than we liked it yesterday. Then tomorrow comes, and we do it all over again. Sometimes the “it” we do is how we handle relationships. Sometimes “it” is …

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High School Student

How to Quit Following the Crowd and Enjoy Sexual Integrity

Following the crowd has become something of a national pastime. For image-sensitive high school students it can be an obsession. The crowd tweets something and we retweet it. (Even if we’ve never checked to see if it’s actually true.) The crowd starts a fashion trend and we feel we’d better wear it too. We want …

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