A recent survey of pregnant and non-pregnant women revealed that 70% of women believe there is little or no risk associated with using marijuana once or twice a week. In addition, upon review of data collected from 2007-2012, the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology determined that more than 1 in 10 women used marijuana […]
Currently, 42 states prohibit abortions after a specified point in pregnancy.  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 […]
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 […]
Your pregnancy will benefit greatly from your personal attention to your health and body. It will also improve the how you feel! Here is a general list of how to keep you and your baby at your best. This is not a substitute for the advice of your health care professional. If you think you […]
Listen, my life sucked already. When that home test came back positive I was stunned. And scared. I was just a few days late getting my depot shot… I didn’t think it mattered. Now this. There’s no way I could bring a baby into this world. Don’t get me wrong, my mom was great and […]
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; […]
The point at which a woman is pregnant has traditionally been defined as when a separate and distinct strand of DNA has been created. This happens at fertilization, when male sperm unites with a female egg, which typically takes place in a fallopian tube. Recently some medical professionals have changed that definition. According to the […]
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 […]
The illicit use of drugs – prescription, over-the-counter or illegal – during pregnancy can greatly affect the health of both the fetus and the mother. If you’ve been using drugs and are pregnant, contact your health care provider right away. Maternal Risks Studies show that women who use illegal drugs such as heroine, cocaine or […]
“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.”
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