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friend facing unplanned pregnancy

GUEST BLOG: Align Pregnancy Center When a close friend tells you they have accidentally become pregnant, you may want to offer them support, but you may not know exactly what that support should entail. After all, learning that you’re pregnant can be extremely overwhelming; what can you say to comfort someone in that situation?  Ultimately, the most important thing you…

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std education

According to the CDC, by the age of 25, one in every two Americans will have contracted a STI/STD. The most recent data shows 2.5 million reported cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis alone in 2021. With cases so high in number, you may be wondering if you may be at risk for contracting an STI/STD. The answer is simple:…

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post abortion support

Everyday in our community and around the world, women face unexpected pregnancies. An unplanned pregnancy can initiate many emotions ranging from excitement to fear, which can result in a variety of choices. If you have experienced an unplanned pregnancy and have chosen abortion, we do not place blame or shame on you, but instead we offer post-abortion support and care…

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pregnancy and infant loss

By: Sheila, Life’s Choices volunteer October is Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Month. Pregnancy and infant loss is unfortunately part of many families’ stories. Whether a loss occurred during pregnancy or sometime after birth, he/she was someone’s child, and the pain is very real no matter how tiny the baby. That’s why I felt led to share my story with…

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book recommendations

Family relationships take work! No one is a perfect parent, child, spouse or sibling, and there’s always room for growth and change. At Life’s Choices, one of our goals is to provide our community with the necessary and supplemental resources needed to develop into the best person they can be! With the right books and classes comes learning and maturing.…

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motherhood adventure

The path to motherhood is one that can start at many different entry points. For many it begins at conception. For some women, it begins with the generous and selfless gift given by another mother, or perhaps through one’s own generosity to open her home to a child in need. Rest assured, no matter how a woman’s motherhood adventure begins,…

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postpartum

A newborn cry announces the arrival of a new life into the world this side of the uterus. For nine months, the baby has been nestled in the safety of his or her mother’s womb, now to be delivered into the security of his or her mother’s arms. Postpartum, also known as the “fourth trimester,” is sometimes a part of…

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third trimester

If you’ve been following along over the past several weeks, we’ve been sharing what to expect in each stage of the pregnancy journey. For both your body and your baby’s body, so much happens from the first trimester through labor and delivery (and into postpartum)! Today, we’re breaking down the pregnancy journey in the third trimester, from mom’s symptoms to…

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second trimester

Although the waters may have been rough during the first trimester, many will find sailing through the second trimester to be a calm and peaceful journey. This is partially due to the slowing down of the rapidly changing river of hormones and changes to a woman’s body. But don’t be fooled, there is still an amazing journey taking place for…

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1st trimester

The possibility of pregnancy brings a wide variety of emotions, be it planned or unplanned. Despite the complicated feelings surrounding it, there’s no doubt that the process of pregnancy is a miracle. In this post, we’re exploring the amazing journey of pregnancy from conception through the 13th week (also known as the 1st trimester). Before we do, please know that…

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