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Am I in an Abusive Relationship?

October is Domestic/Intimate Partner Violence Awareness month. Domestic/intimate partner violence (DV/IPV) is when one partner in an intimate relationship exhibits patterns of behavior to maintain power and control over the other partner. The term “violence” may cause you to think of physical assault. But did you know that a woman can experience intimate partner violence… Read More

What Are the Signs of Infection After Abortion?

woman who had an abortion

Deciding how to move forward when you’re unexpectedly pregnant is never easy, especially knowing there are risks whenever someone decides to take a medication or consent to undergo a procedure. And it’s the same with abortion. You may hear that a small percentage of women have post-abortion complications, but statistics probably won’t matter to you… Read More

Can You Trust Your Home Pregnancy Test Results?

woman thinking of her pregnancy

If you’re wondering if you’re unexpectedly pregnant, it can feel like you’re waiting forever to know for sure. So, you may stop at the store to pick up a pregnancy test but ask yourself if you can trust the results of a home pregnancy test. Read on to learn more about how home pregnancy tests… Read More

Why Do I Need STI Testing Before an Abortion?

woman considering STI testing

You’re unexpectedly pregnant, and when you reach out to a pregnancy clinic for support, they tell you that you’ll need to have sexually transmitted infection testing if you’re considering abortion. But you wonder why you can’t just take the abortion pill or have a surgical abortion without the extra step of sexually transmitted infection (STI)… Read More

Grief After Abortion

This woman is wondering what are the different types of abortion

You bravely navigated the process of deciding what to do about your unplanned pregnancy. You researched and sought advice. But if you ultimately chose abortion, you might be confused about how you’re feeling because you didn’t expect to feel sad. In our last post, we discussed ways that you can take care of yourself physically… Read More

How To Take Care of Yourself Physically After Abortion

How To Take Care of Yourself Physically After Abortion

Caring for yourself after an abortion is critical to your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. You’ve probably heard the term “self-care,” but what does that mean after having an abortion? Self-care is “the ability of individuals to promote health, prevent disease, maintain health, and cope with illness with or without the support of a… Read More

Is Abortion Painful? 

This woman wants to know if abortion is painful?

It's normal to have lots of questions when deciding what to do about a pregnancy you weren't expecting. A common question women have when exploring their options includes, "Is abortion painful?"   There are many types of pain, and how individuals perceive pain is unique to them. So, if you're wondering if having an abortion will… Read More