Category Archives: Women’s Health

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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post roe v wade

Life’s Choices has been watching with anticipation, along with the rest of our nation, to see what decision would be coming from the Supreme Court as it relates to abortion laws. Today marks that day. Our organization does not get involved in political activism or attempting to influence legislation, as is clearly stated in our bylaws. However, we do keep…

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pregnancy resource center

There are lots of articles and many discussions on what pregnancy resource centers (PRCs) do and what they say they provide versus what they actually offer women facing a pregnancy decision. At Life’s Choices, our goal is to be transparent and honest while offering practical help and support to women and their partners in difficult situations. Here are a few…

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crisis pregnancy center

The phrase “crisis pregnancy center” may not be familiar to some. To help the local community understand our mission and purpose, here’s a little background about who we are and what we do. WHO IS LIFE’S CHOICES? Life’s Choices began in 1986 as the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Kutztown located in a small college town in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Like…

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abortion

At Life’s Choices, we are often asked where we, as a pregnancy center, stand on the pro-life/pro-choice issue. To help you understand Life’s Choices heart and mission a little bit better, here are answers to a few common questions. Is Life’s Choices pro-life or pro-choice? While we are very clearly a life-affirming organization, we are not political activists. In fact,…

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at home abortion

Are at-home abortions, or “medical abortions,” safe? Unfortunately, there is no easy yes or no answer to that question. Like many things in life, we want easy solutions to our problems. Ending an unwanted pregnancy with a medical at-home abortion may seem like the solution to your problem. But is it? What risks and potential consequences are you willing to…

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life's choices celebrates 35 years

A realtor, a minister and a housewife walk into a room … sounds like the beginning of a joke, but actually it’s the beginning of what is now Life’s Choices! These three people were part of the original steering committee who had the vision to start a pregnancy center in Kutztown, Pennsylvania in 1986. This year as Life Choices celebrates…

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ultrasound before abortion

It might seem counter-intuitive to schedule an ultrasound before an abortion. However, there are several reasons why this is advised. Here are five reasons we recommend scheduling an ultrasound before taking the abortion pill (also known as a medical abortion). 1. CONFIRMS IF YOU ARE, IN FACT, PREGNANT A home pregnancy test is accurate but not perfect. It is possible…

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miscarriage or pregnancy loss

I had a miscarriage. Even now, almost two decades later, I feel funny sharing this very personal thing. My husband and I had tried for almost a year for our first baby, and we were so excited anticipating the birth of our child. I had an initial ultrasound and everything looked good. I even purchased a soft yellow teddy bear…

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transitioning to motherhood

When preparing for motherhood, there can be a variety of emotions. Whether you’re excited or scared (or both!), it’s hard to know exactly what it will be like when the time comes. Being a mother is a beautiful experience, but like any new stage of life, it can be a major adjustment for many. With an abundance of books and…

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