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Emergency-Contraceptives

Emergency Contraceptives (Morning After Pill)

Did you have unprotected sex last night?  Did the condom break? Scared you might get pregnant? Do you know for sure that you weren’t already pregnant before last night?

Before taking an emergency contraceptive take time to understand all the facts.

“The FDA recommends that women speak with their health care professionals about emergency contraception in advance of needing it, and understand the importance of using these products as intended and as labeled.”

What are some common side effects from the Morning After Pill?

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dizziness

Is the Morning After Pill 100% effective?

No method is 100% effective. 1 out of 8 women who take the morning after pill are likely to become pregnant. The morning after pill is not as effective as some other types of Birth Control.

Can I take more than 1 morning after pill to be sure I don’t get pregnant?


You should only take the morning after pill as intended. This is a recommendation of the FDA along with talking with your healthcare provider to understand all the facts.

References:

www.womenshealth.gov/publications/our-publications/fact-sheet/emergency-contraception.html#d
www.hhs.gov/opa/reproductive-health/contraception/emergency-contraception/

There are different types of abortion procedures based on your current stage of pregnancy. To confirm your pregnancy and viability of it, schedule an appointment.

Birth Control Information

Not ready to get pregnant? What birth control is right for you? There are many safe options for birth control. There are also some very dangerous solutions, for example, using multiples of your roommate’s birth control is not a safe option. The best way to make a choice that is safe for you is to consult your healthcare provider.

What are some of my options?

Is any birth control or morning after pill going to be 100% effective?

The “not right now” method reduces your chances 100% of facing an unintended pregnancy and being exposed to an unwanted STD/STI.
Do you prescribe birth control or the morning after pill?

We do not prescribe birth control but we can give you important information to make an informed decision. Click here to schedule a consultation with us today.

Pregnancy Symptoms

What are the early signs of pregnancy?
Pregnancy symptoms differ between each woman and each pregnancy.  A missed period is the most common symptom that there is a potential pregnancy.

Here are some other common symptoms of pregnancy. It is important to note, some of these symptoms can began to show even before your missed period.

  • Delay or Difference in Menstruation
  • Swollen or Tender Breasts
  • Fatigue or Tiredness
  • Nausea/Morning Sickness
  • Frequent Urination
  • Darkening of Areolas
  • Food Cravings

Your Next Step: Hope Clinic provides free lab quality pregnancy tests.  We will then provide free limited OB ultrasound to patients that qualify.

http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/getting-pregnant/in-depth/symptoms-of-pregnancy/art-20043853?pg=1

Abortion Education

Positive home pregnancy test? Pregnancy wasn’t part of the plan right now or ever? Considering abortion? Countless thoughts running through your mind? Pause… Now breathe… You do not have to face this alone. Abortion can feel like a logical solution to an immediate pain. Knowing all the facts before making a final decision is always in your best interest and we are here to walk beside you, help you learn all the facts, so that you can be fully informed. There are different types of abortion procedures based on your current stage of pregnancy. To confirm your pregnancy and viability of it, schedule an appointment with us at Hope Clinic. Our trained staff and volunteers are here to listen and discuss your options as you making this important decision.

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Adoption Education and Referral

Placing your baby for adoption can be a difficult and scary choice. Don’t let the fear of the unknown keep you from exploring if adoption may be right for you. We encourage you to learn all the facts and know for sure! After confirming you are pregnant a Care-Coordinator at Hope Clinic will answer your question about what placing your baby for adoption could look like for you. We will also provide you with a list of adoption agencies and resources so that you are able to make an informed decision when it comes to the process of creating an adoption plan.

  • FAQ about Adoption can be found here
  • Find more about the adoption process here
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