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Abortion pill

Is the Abortion Pill an Option for Me?

Whether you’ve recently missed your period, or you are beginning to experience pregnancy symptoms, your concerns are realized soon after taking a pregnancy test. When considering whether the abortion pill is an option for you, it is important to consider being fully informed before making this decision.

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Morning Sickness

How to Survive Morning Sickness

If you are pregnant and struggling with nausea and vomiting, also known as morning sickness, you are not alone. According to the Cleveland Clinic, 70% of all pregnant women experience morning sickness during pregnancy.

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How to talk to your teens about sex

How to Talk to Your Teens About Sex

How do we talk to our kids and teens about sex? I have four kids, 2 boys and 2 girls, ranging in age from 15 to 21. I am by no means an expert. But I am a mom who is doing her best, sometimes awkwardly stumbling through hard conversations, because I love my kids and I care about the adults they are becoming. This is what motivates me to want to be the one who informs my kids about sex. Not their peers, not the media, not the culture. Here’s three suggestions to get the conversations started.

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My abortion story

My Abortion Story

It was my last day of high school. The graduation ceremony wasn’t until later, but I had more pressing matters at the moment. My friend went with me to the Pregnancy Resource Center. I took a pregnancy test. The kind woman that worked there tried to talk with me and offer me some materials. I didn’t want them. I wasn’t really listening. I was in shock. The same thought played over and over in my mind, “I can’t have this baby.”

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Foods to avoid while pregnant

5 Things to Avoid While Pregnant

Long before discovering a “positive” on that pregnancy test, you became a mom. You are now carrying someone who is completely dependent on you for their survival. As you dream about the baby you will one day hold in your arms, it’s necessary to make good decisions to protect the child growing within you.

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Pregnancy and Covid-19

Pregnancy & COVID-19

While the news and social media are constantly bombarding us with statistics and worse-case scenarios, we at Journey House want to provide education about COVID-19 and how it may or may not affect pregnancy. We hope to put your mind at ease, and help you make wise decisions for you and your baby.

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Eating for two

Eating For Two

This reality usually provides an excuse to double up on portion size or indulge in all those pregnancy cravings, and can be especially tempting after surviving morning sickness and struggling with food aversion.

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How soon after sex can I know if I'm pregnant

How Soon After Sex Can I Know If I’m Pregnant?

If you’ve had unprotected sex or a contraception “fail”, you might be wondering whether you could be pregnant. It’s important to understand the facts about ovulation and fertilization, as well as be informed about emergency contraception, or the “Plan B” pill.

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My adoption story

My Adoption Story

I was 15. I was in denial, but now almost two months had passed and I had to know for sure. I parked the car far off and walked the rest of the way to Planned Parenthood. I was so nervous someone would recognize me! No one knew my secret.

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Pregnancy Resource center in Enid Oklahoma

What is a Pregnancy Resource Center?

You might have heard someone mention a Pregnancy Resource Center or recently seen one in your community, but you’re not sure what they’re all about. Simply put, Pregnancy Resource Centers are non-profit organizations that offer free pregnancy services to the community. They also offer resources, such as educational materials, supplies, and information about what services are available in the community.

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Encouraging a friend with an unexpected pregnancy

5 Ways to Encourage a Friend with an Unplanned Pregnancy

“I’m pregnant”. You’ve been best friends for years, but you didn’t see this one coming. What now? What can you do? How can you help? You don’t have to be a counselor or an expert to be a really good friend. Here’s five simple ways you can encourage your friend who is dealing with an unexpected pregnancy.

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Pregnancy options

What are my options?

Whether you’ve missed your period or watched that little line appear on the pregnancy test, you’re at a crossroads. Right now, you’re trying to decide what to do. You’re pregnant and your mind is racing with questions of, “what now?”. Maybe you’re feeling stressed, overwhelmed, or even a little scared. Those emotions are completely normal.

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positive pregnancy test

Am I Pregnant?

You just realized that you missed your period. Maybe you track it on an app and “late” is glaring you right in the face. Maybe it’s a slow realization that you should have had it by now. Either way, your anxiety level goes up as you think, “Now what?”

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STD Testing

Do I have an STD?

Unprotected sex. You didn’t think about it in the moment, but you had sex without using a condom. If you (or your partner) are on birth control you might have assumed you didn’t need a condom. But now your partner tells you that they think they might have a STI.

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parenting advice

The Best Parenting Advice I’ve Ever Heard

Parenting is hard. It’s exhausting and can often feel incredibly isolating. I read my way through mounds of parenting advice and still struggled with intense feelings of failure. I was discouraged until I stumbled upon the best parenting advice I’d ever received.

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