Marijuana and Pregnancy

Posted on Jun 26

Is marijuana use harmful during pregnancy?

Because marijuana is neither regulated nor evaluated by the FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) there are few hard data available, and no oversights in place other than individual states’ regulations. The FDA has not approved medical marijuana for t...

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Vaping and Pregnancy

Posted on Jun 17

VAPING AND PREGNANCY

What is Vaping?

“Vaping” is the use of a faux cigarette, also called a “vaporizer”. Instead of smoke, it gives off vapor, which comes from heating a liquid, usually with nicotine and other chemicals. They are also called e-cigs, vape pens, e-hookahs, and mods. The...

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Congratulations! You have just discovered that you’re pregnant. Now you may be wondering how far along in your pregnancy you are, and when the baby is due to be born.

Most gestations (the time that you carry the baby) are figured at 40 weeks from the first day of your last menstrual period. You...

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WHAT IS PRENATAL CARE?

Prenatal care is the healthcare a woman receives during her pregnancy. Because catching potential problems early can reduce the risk of complications, as soon as a woman suspects she may be pregnant she should make an appointment with her healthcare provider. Regular prenat...

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Sexual Assault

Posted on Feb 25

What is sexual assault?

Sexual assault is clearly defined. It is defined as any kind of sexual behavior/contact that is not freely consented by both parties, and that is obtained through any kind of force or intimidation. These can include:

• Violence
• Coercion
• Manipulation
•...

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Zika Virus

Posted on Jan 8

WHAT IS THE ZIKA VIRUS? Zika is a virus which is spread by mosquitoes and can also be transmitted sexually. It is dangerous for pregnant women, because Zika has been known to cause severe defects in the unborn child, including microcephaly, a condition that affects the baby’s brain development.

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Telling your parents that you are pregnant may be one of the hardest things you will ever do. You may feel like you’ve let them down or that they may never forgive you. Please remember that no matter what their initial reaction is, this reaction will most likely change over time if you maintain a...

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When a woman discovers she is pregnant, one of the first things she wants to know is if she should continue to smoke cigarettes or drink alcohol, as she has heard that they can be harmful to the baby. She probably already knows that she shouldn’t be doing drugs of any kind, anyway, but especially...

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Healthy Pregnancy

Posted on Oct 8

If you have just found out you’re pregnant, you want to make sure you do all that you can to have a healthy baby. Here are the first steps to take.

• The first and most important thing to do is to schedule an appointment with a health care provider who specializes in pregnancies, such as an o...

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Love vs. Infatuation

Posted on Sep 12

LOVE VS. INFATUATION

HOW CAN YOU TELL THE DIFFERENCE?

Infatuation is an intense feeling of attraction for someone. It often is mistaken for love but can fizzle out quickly, whereas true love for one another continues. Infatuation is self-centered and emotional, often based on how we are feelin...

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Morning Sickness

Posted on Aug 24

MORNING SICKNESS

What is morning sickness?

Morning sickness, also called nausea gravidarum, is nausea and/or vomiting during pregnancy, and can be the first sign of pregnancy. It usually occurs around 6 weeks and ends around the 12th week, but in a few unlucky women can continue throughout the...

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Benefits of Breastfeeding

Posted on Jul 19

Many women wonder whether they should breast feed their newborn, and if so, for how long? Here is a list of some of the benefits of breastfeeding.

  1. It’s healthier for the baby. Breast milk provides the ideal nutrients for your baby to grow, with the perfect mix of vitamins, protein, and fat a...

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The Facts About STDs

Posted on May 24

WHAT ARE STD’S?

STD stands for Sexually Transmitted Disease. This means you can be infected with a disease through any kind of sexual activity, including orally, vaginally, and anally. There are more than 25 major STDs.
There are two main categories of STD’s: Bacterial (usually curable) and V...

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Adoption Today

Posted on Mar 15

Making an adoption plan for your baby is a very unselfish decision to make. Adoption is not for everyone but it might be the best one for you at this time in your life. It is a difficult decision and you owe it to yourself and your baby to educate yourself in the process. You may not know that the a...

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The Joy of Volunteering

Posted on Jan 18

Nonprofits like PCC depend heavily on volunteers. Without volunteers, many of the services provided would not be possible. Volunteers don’t just benefit nonprofits, however. Individuals who invest their own time and energy also benefit. There is a sense of personal pride that comes when you give b...

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A trend moving across the nation among young women is THE SECOND VIRGINITY. Unfulfilled and hurt from past sexual liaisons, more women are taking control of their bodies—and feeling better for it emotionally. What are the benefits to THE SECOND VIRGINITY?

  • Avoiding all STD's (Sexual Transmitted Di...

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The Abortion Pill

Posted on Nov 30

THE ABORTION PILL
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy you may feel fearful and confused. You may be pressured by others, and it may appear that the easiest and simplest way would be a medical (chemical) abortion, otherwise known as the abortion pill. The following information is to help yo...

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Grief After Miscarriage

Posted on Nov 15

GRIEF AFTER MISCARRIAGE

YOU ARE NOT ALONE. In the United States it is estimated that 15%-20% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. Many women, however, feel alone and grieve in silence. When you don’t receive the sympathy and support you need, your reactions may become more intense and sca...

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Accuracy of Pregnancy Tests

Posted on Sep 18

There are two main types of pregnancy tests given: One uses a urine sample, and the other uses a blood sample. Both tests detect the presence of a hormone called Human Chorionic Gonadopotrin (hCG). After the fertilized egg has attached itself to the uterine lining (implantation) the placenta star...

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Marriage Benefits

Posted on Aug 10

MARRIAGE: A BENEFICIAL LIFESTYLE CHOICE
While marriage is work, research affirms that it is prosperous to your long-term physical, financial, and emotional health. It also edifies the next generation and communities where they reside.

THE BOTTOM LINE
Those who get and stay married are four-time...

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Ectopic Pregnancy

Posted on Jul 20

ECTOPIC PREGNANCY (Tubal pregnancy)

An ectopic pregnancy is one in which a fertilized egg (embryo) implants and develops somewhere other than the lining of the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube. An ectopic pregnancy is potentially dangerous, so it is important to recognize the early signs and...

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PERINATAL MOOD AND ANXIETY DISORDERS (PMAD) Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder is the most under-diagnosed, under-treated, and under-reported obstetric complication in America. Every year more than 600,000 babies are born to mothers who suffer from Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorder. This can le...

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Post Abortion Syndrome

Posted on Jun 7

P0ST-ABORTION SYNDROME (PAS) Post-abortion syndrome occurs after an abortion and can be experienced by both men and women. Symptoms are similar to those in any post-traumatic stress disorder and may involve psychological, emotional, physical, and spiritual distress.

Post-Abortion Stress Syndrome (...

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REVERSAL OF THE ABORTION PILL (Medical Abortion)

Have you taken the first dose of mifepristone pills for a medical abortion and now you have changed your mind? It may not be too late. The process CAN be reversed. The HOTLINE number is (877) 558-0333.

HOW THE ABORTION PILL WORKS

At the first d...

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If you have had unprotected sex and now you are wondering if you could be pregnant, you may have heard about Plan B, the “emergency contraception” from friends and are wondering what it is, and if you should take it. (NOTE: The Morning-After pill is NOT the same as the Abortion pill.)

WHAT THE MO

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