After receiving a positive pregnancy test, it’s common to feel a variety of emotions! Many women feel excited and hopeful for their pregnancies, but many also feel overwhelmed and confused, especially if the pregnancy was unplanned. Regardless of how you feel, there are some important next steps to take after…
Finding Out You're Pregnant Can Bring Many Emotions.
We’ll meet with you, listen to you, and learn about your specific situation. Then we’ll discuss your pregnancy options with you, so you can make an informed decision that’s best for you! We will talk to you about Parenting, Adoption or Abortion and guide you through the process.
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Many people enjoy being a parent and find it to be a rewarding and beneficial lifelong experience. If you think parenting might be right for you, but still have concerns about money, baby supplies, insurance or your parenting skills, we can help. Please call us or schedule your no-cost consultation today. We have a network of informational resources and will be happy to connect you with help in your area.
Adoption today looks nothing like it did twenty or thirty years ago when a woman had little control over where her baby would be placed. Today, you have options. Many women who chose adoption will tell you it’s a flexible and rewarding option because you can select your own, personalized adoption plan. Choosing adoption also doesn’t mean that you will never see your child again. For example, an open adoption option allows for regular contact after the adoption. Want to know more about adoption? Our staff has answers and can help you navigate the adoption process. At Women’s Centers of Ohio, we believe education is empowering, and we’re here to help.
We educate women and men about abortion procedures. We do not offer or provide abortions. You may be considering abortion for several reasons. Maybe it’s because of financial instability; maybe it’s because of a difficult relationship; maybe it’s because you feel all alone; or maybe it’s because you feel you’re just not ready to be a parent. If you’re considering abortion, it’s important to know the facts. At Women’s Centers of Ohio, we’ll provide you with information on the different types of abortion procedures. After all, knowing is power.
The morning-after pill is a high-dosage hormonal birth control pill that women take up to 72 hours after intercourse. Dependent upon where you are in your cycle, it’s designed to:
1) Prevent or delay ovulation (e.g. the release of an egg from your ovaries)
2) Interfere with the fertilization of an egg
3) Prevent implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus by altering the uterine lining
Morning-after pills should not be used as regular birth control as their safety has not been tested. They are not approved by the FDA or recommended by the manufacturer for routine use.
We do not offer or provide abortions. We educate women and men about abortion procedures.
Yes, there can be side effects, ranging from stomach pain, headache and fatigue to dizziness, menstrual pain and cramping.
Sexually-transmitted Diseases (STDs) and Sexually-transmitted Infections (STIs) are medical infections transmitted through sexual contact. There are numerous STDs and STIs, but some of the most common ones are HPV, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV.
Women’s Centers of Ohio does not perform STD or STI testing. If you suspect you have a STD or STI, we can help by providing you with referrals to free STD/STI testing in your area.
Yes, you can be pregnant and also have a STD. If you’re not sure you’re pregnant, please schedule a free appointment at any one of our conveniently-located centers. We’re here to help you!
Please make an appointment online or call before arriving.
If you’re sexually active and have missed your period, it’s easy to panic, especially if you don’t feel ready or prepared for a pregnancy. It’s possible to get pregnant even if you’re using protection, and if you’re experiencing any of the early signs of pregnancy, it’s easy to jump to…
Online shopping has made life so convenient and easy. It seems like we can get everything online today - books, electronics, clothes, and even groceries can be delivered within just days of ordering. The convenience is hard to beat, and more and more companies are working to figure out how…