Category Archives: Education

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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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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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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dad you matter

As we approach Father’s Day, it’s important to consider what impact a healthy father-child relationship makes and to find practical ways to encourage that kind of relationship. DO DADS MATTER? The research is clear: fathers play an important and irreplaceable role in their children’s lives. Yes, dad — YOU MATTER! The Fatherhood Project is a non-profit organization that seeks to empower fathers…

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preparing for a post roe world

These are historic times as the Supreme Court will soon make a decision that could reverse Roe v. Wade. Should this happen, it would not make abortion illegal, but turns abortion laws back to the states to decide. Life’s Choices intentionally does not get involved in political activism. However we keep close watch on current events so that we always…

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pregnant and scared

If you’re in the midst of an unplanned pregnancy, it’s possible the thought of birthing and parenting a child initiates fear or resistance. Maybe you’re thinking, “There’s no way I can have this baby.” And in many ways your fears are valid – being a mother can be challenging. If it’s your first child especially, the transition to motherhood is…

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breastfeeding tips

As an expectant mother prepares for life with a little one, finding the feeding plan that’s right for her and her child is important. Whether you choose to breastfeed or bottle feed (pumped milk or formula), what’s important is that your baby is fed, and as mom, you know what’s best for your baby. Should breastfeeding be the route you…

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