Why should I get an Ultrasound prior to getting an abortion?

Options for Women Uncategorized

Here are 5 good reasons to get an ultrasound prior to getting an abortion. To verify a viable intrauterine pregnancy. An ultrasound, typically available as early as approximately 6 weeks after the first day of your last menstrual period, will verify that the pregnancy is in the uterus. To verify the gestational age, or how far along your pregnancy is, …


Adoption Options

Options for Women Adoption, Pregnancy

If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy you might think that abortion or parenting are really the only two choices. Adoption may never really enter your mind. If it is brought up your first thought might be, “I could never give my baby away”. HOWEVER, the TRUTH is: Adoption is really about choosing a plan that can give your baby …


Sexting: Definitely NOT “just a little innocent fun”

Options for Women Love & Relationships

What is it? Sexting is sending nude, sexually explicit or suggestive photos, videos, or messages via electronics. Did you know— Most states treat sexting the same as child pornography which makes it a federal offense in many states A teen who sent a nude photo of his girlfriend to her family and friends after an argument was sentenced to 5 …


How are the Hormones released during Sex Like Human Super Glue?

Options for Women Love & Relationships, Sexual Health

The human body releases powerful hormones in the brains of men and women during sexual activity, including the neurohormones oxytocin and vasopressin.  Women are more sensitive to the effect of oxytocin, a hormone that is also found to be a bonding hormone released during childbirth and nursing. During sexual activity, as oxytocin is released, it “acts as emotional super glue …


Facing an Unplanned Pregnancy

Options for Women Abortion, Pregnancy

Let’s face it. Pregnancy wasn’t part of your plan. At least not now, and not here in this situation. You may be overwhelmed with disbelief, fear, anger, and confusion. You may be thinking, “This can’t be happening!” You are possibly feeling alone and wondering where to go for answers. You have questions like: Who do I turn to for help as …


Emergency Contraception: Plan B and Ella (the morning-after pill)

Options for Women Abortion, Sexual Health

You may have heard emergency contraception referred to as the morning-after pill, or brand names such as Plan B and Ella. Emergency contraception is a term used for drugs taken after sex with the intent to prevent pregnancy. There are different brands of emergency contraception available, but the most common are Plan B One-Step and Ella.   Plan B One-Step …


After an Abortion: Psychological/Emotional Reactions and Behaviors

Options for Women Abortion

It is important to realize that when a woman has an abortion it constitutes a significant loss in her life. An abortion often extends into the lives of those around her, depending on the circumstances. This loss may be immediately experienced, it may surface over time, or it may even coexist with an initial emotion of relief. Often the event …


Abortion Changes You

Options for Women Abortion

4 unique stories, told in their own words from their different perspectives. All stories are anonymous for confidentiality. A Man’s Story “Back in August 2010, my long-term girlfriend and I decided to have an abortion. After it things were fine and our relationship seemed to grow between then and the nine-month mark. However, at that point something changed in her …


Are you the victim of abuse and don’t even know it?

Options for Women Love & Relationships

“Sure, bae has a bad temper, but he doesn’t hit me or scream at me….” But when do mean words cross the line into verbal abuse? Verbal abuse isn’t as easy to see or recognize as physical or sexual abuse—it can be difficult to precisely define and understand. Devon MacDermott, Ph.D. a New York City–based psychologist who specializes in trauma and …