Category: Pregnancy

Insights in reproductive health research and practice from CompassCare's medical team.

Infants Proven Viable at 22 Weeks Gestation: Could New York State Be Wrong?

Currently, 42 states prohibit abortions after a specified point in pregnancy. [1] That point is usually determined by “fetal viability,” or the age at which a fetus is able to survive outside of the womb. In New York State, abortions are prohibited after 24 weeks gestation; however, a new study by The New England Journal […]

So You’re Pregnant? Symptoms & Possible Complications

Jenna just found out last week that she’s pregnant. But before she can make a decision about her pregnancy, she begins to experience cramping and light bleeding. She wonders, is she miscarrying or is this a normal part of the early stages of pregnancy? Is there still time to decide whether she wants to keep […]

Has the Term Embryo Been Redefined?

It’s necessary for medical definitions to evolve with ever-advancing fields of science.  But what happens when those definitions are derived from opinion or political agenda rather than scientific fact? Top medical dictionaries are divided on the definition of the term “embryo”, about half stating that this stage of development begins at the time of conception; […]

Do You Have a Fear of Childbirth?

Women today are inundated with the labor and delivery stories of family, friends, and even strangers from across the globe.  With the media leaving nothing to the imagination, it’s easy to understand why anxiety related to childbirth is very common in women.1  A survey conducted by UK’s Pregnancy and Birth found that 87% of pregnant […]

Is My Life Over?

“That test came back positive, I told him, no, that’s not true.”
“I was shocked and a little uneasy, because it wasn’t planned.”
“I was just in, um, just a mess. Emotionally a mess.”

No. Your life is not over. Even if it might feel like the end of the world, be assured, it’s not. Plans may need a bit of adjusting to compensate for this unexpected turn, but CompassCare can help.

Each year thousands of women find themselves in the same position you are in now. You have the ability to make a responsible choice regarding this pregnancy. Outside influences like school, work, friends and family can all vie for your allegiance, but at this moment in time, it needs to be about you.

Whether you’re considering ending your pregnancy or carrying your baby to term, you have options.

“As soon as I went to the center, I think that they knew right away how I was feeling.”
“I felt very comfortable coming in.”
“They were completely open and nice and I felt like I could talk to them about anything.”

CompassCare’s average patient satisfaction rating is 9.8 out of 10. Schedule your free consultation.