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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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unexpected pregnancy support

Life’s Choices is dedicated to being a place of support for women and families experiencing unexpected pregnancies as well as an educational resource for those seeking to foster healthy relationships. With offices in both Kutztown and Hamburg, Pennsylvania, we love serving the Berks County community by providing free resources and creating an environment of hope and healing for our clients.…

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pregnancy symptoms

Last week we shared Part 1 of our tips on easing early pregnancy symptoms, from morning sickness to pelvic pain and everything in between. If you missed it, you can read it here. Here are a few more of the common symptoms you may experience as you progress in your pregnancy, as well as some tips in dealing with discomfort…

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pregnancy symptoms

Ask any mom, and she can tell you all about what her pregnancy was like. Some had an easy nine months, and some struggled as their bodies tackled the monumental task of forming the new life inside them. Today we’re sharing “Part 1” of the expected changes and tips taken from the Bright Course classes that we offer to new…

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toni mcfadden

In light of COVID health concerns, we moved our fall fundraising dinner on September 29 to a lovely country venue, Stone Spring Farms in Hamburg, Pennsylvania. Over 200 guests gathered for a catered barbecue meal — social distance style — while bidding on theme baskets, spinning our ministry trivia wheel and tucking into whoopie pies. The program centered around the…

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stress in pregnancy

Stress is a part of everyday life, but stress, COVID-19 and pregnancy together can feel overwhelming. Protecting your physical and mental health are vital during pregnancy, but it’s also important to protect your baby from stress. Chronic stress can have an affect on your developing baby so taking extra precautions to slow down and be in the moment are essential for a…

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help a pregnant friend

Pregnancy is a big deal, and whether a woman was hoping to become pregnant or was caught completely off guard, that woman needs support from her friends more than ever. Here are some ways you can help your friend process the news that she is pregnant. 1. LISTEN Honestly, we all need someone to listen when we are coping with…

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pregnant with STD

No one wants to find themselves with an STD and certainly not when they are pregnant. Being pregnant does not provide extra protection against STDs for you or your baby, so taking the usual precautions if you are sexually active to prevent one is necessary. An untreated STD can have serious effects on you and your baby, so it is…

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early signs of pregnancy

It’s not unusual for a woman to contact our office asking a key question: “Am I pregnant?” The signs of pregnancy can vary from woman to woman, especially in early stages, and well-meant advice from family and friends can add to the confusion. So here is a quick review of some early signs of pregnancy, as well as some ideas…

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spring chicken 2020

A virtual 5k?! When we started planning this event back in the winter months, we had no idea what laid ahead for us. Making the Spring Chicken 5k virtual hadn’t even crossed our minds, but we’re so happy, with the help of our amazing 5k committee, it eventually did! This event completely blew our minds with the outpouring of love and support we received!…

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