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What Can Guys Do with an Unplanned Pregnancy?

Your mind may be reeling from the news that your partner has an unplanned pregnancy. An unplanned pregnancy is stressful for her, but you may also feel overwhelmed and frightened. There’s much you can do to sort through your emotions and help your partner during this...

How to Tell Your Partner and Family You Are Pregnant

It’s often challenging to share the news of your unexpected pregnancy with loved ones. You likely care deeply about what your partner and family think. Although this is normal, remember that they cannot make a pregnancy decision for you. Your loved ones may be disappointed or...

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What Can I Do if My Partner Doesn’t Support My Pregnancy?

Support is crucial when you have an unexpected pregnancy. And you alone can make a pregnancy decision. Having an unsupportive partner can make moving forward seem impossible. You should never be coerced into choosing abortion. Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center provides no-cost, confidential support and cares about...

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What is Ectopic Pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancy is a medical condition that occurs when a fertilized egg implants in a location outside the uterus, such as the ovary, cervix, or fallopian tube. This condition can pose dangerous complications for the woman, and it is not a viable (growing) pregnancy. To determine...

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3 Reasons You Need an Ultrasound Before Abortion

If you think you want an abortion, why have an ultrasound? At first glance, this scan may seem unnecessary. But an obstetric ultrasound is vital to keeping you safe and informing you of your options. Continue reading to learn more about why having an ultrasound is...

What Do I Need to Know if I Am Pregnant in High School?
What Do I Need to Know if I Am Pregnant in High School?

Being pregnant in high school can be overwhelming. You’re likely interested in continuing your education but unsure how to navigate this new challenge.  Others have been in your shoes. This situation can feel impossible, but you can empower yourself to move forward confidently. Know Your Rights If you...

I’m Afraid of How My Partner Will React to My Unplanned Pregnancy ?

It’s understandable to worry about your partner’s reaction to your unplanned pregnancy. You likely have many questions and anxiously anticipate their response.  Though this is your pregnancy, and you have the right to make decisions about it, speaking with your partner may offer clarity. Below, we’ll...

My Birth Control Failed: What Do I Do?

Learning your birth control failed and that you might be pregnant can be scary. You weren’t planning to be pregnant, and now you’ll need to take some crucial next steps. Take a deep breath and remind yourself that options and resources are available to you.  If...

What Do I Need to Know if I Am Pregnant in College?
What Do I Need to Know if I Am Pregnant in College?

An unplanned pregnancy may be more complicated if you are in college. You might feel overwhelmed by questions about continuing your education, how loved ones will react, and where you can find support.  First, it is illegal to discriminate against you due to pregnancy, childbirth, or...

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How to Tell Your Partner and Family You Are Pregnant?

You’re pregnant, and perhaps you weren’t planning to be. An unplanned pregnancy can be frightening, and you may wonder where (or who) to turn to.  Telling your partner and parents is an excellent first step, but it could be daunting. We’ll break down how you can...