Choosing The Right Birthing Method For You

The list of choices one must make during this nine month journey can seem daunting and infinite. Our goal at the Ramona Women’s Clinic is to be a trusted resource for you, where you feel comfortable asking questions and sharing any concerns. Although your birth plan is the culmination of the last decisions you’ll need to make this side of pregnancy, it’s still a good idea to explore your options early on.

Once you have chosen your healthcare provider outside of our clinic, it’s important to learn what resources and options are available to you within that facility. If you have chosen to birth within a hospital, they will most commonly expect you to labor and deliver in bed. Some hospitals have showers or tubs for pain relief, however they can only be utilized if you choose to labor naturally, meaning without an epidural. This is because the epidural is an anesthetic injected into your spine relieving the pain brought by contractions; however limiting the feeling of pain simultaneously limits feeling and control of the lower half of your body. For this reason choosing to receive an epidural removes the option of moving from your bed during labor, however your relief from the pain should also subside your desire to move.

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The Hidden Dangers of Ordering Abortion Pills Online

As a supposedly “safe” alternative to surgical abortion, the chemical abortion process – commonly referred to as the “abortion pill” – has become increasingly popular. And with rising access to it through online services, its popularity is only increasing. Many would praise this as a step forward for women’s health, but the reality is that it marks a dangerous shift in medical care for women. Getting the abortion pill online can be dangerous as there are many risks involved. In this post, we will discuss some of the pitfalls and potential for harm that can come from ordering the abortion pill online.

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Friendships During Pregnancy

It’s important to have friends during all stages of your life, but especially during pregnancy. Pregnancy can be a time of joy, excitement, and anticipation, but it can also be a time when many women feel isolated and alone. This is perfectly natural, given the tremendous physical and emotional changes that occur during pregnancy. However, you shouldn’t have to face those challenges on your own. Friendships can provide the support, understanding, and love that you need during this special time. Whether you’re struggling with morning sickness or just feeling overwhelmed by the prospect of parenthood, engaged with your friends can go a long way in lightening the load and lifting your spirits.

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What to Expect From A Prenatal Class

Whether your pregnancy was unplanned or meticulously calculated and prayed for, this new chapter undoubtedly resembles an overwhelming roller coaster of emotions; and that can’t be blamed solely on spiked hormones. 

As if the life altering act of creating an entirely new life, while seemingly sacrificing a part of yourself wasn’t enough; it seems the list of questions, concerns and unknowns grows alongside your bump. Finding clarity among the chaos of questions can seem unattainable when your mind is in a constant jump of concerns from your changing body and baby development, to birthing and parenting; and everything in between. While we seemingly have the world of information at our fingertips, sometimes the weight of the google search and conflicting results can only heighten the preexisting anxiety. 

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Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and we are Ramona Women’s Clinic.  Therefore, I felt it would be perfect timing to lift each other up as women in the community.

My favorite woman in history is Mary, Queen of Scots.  I know, she is not relevant to us here today but I find her life to be one of strength and in the end, she did what she felt she needed to do to survive.  Oh, perhaps she is more relevant for today than I thought!

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Your Choice: Making an Informed Decision

If you’ve found yourself face to face with an unplanned pregnancy,  it can be a difficult and confusing time. It’s important to take the necessary steps to evaluate your options and make an informed decision about what is best for you.

Confirm your pregnancy first.

It is extremely important to confirm your pregnancy if you think you are facing an unplanned pregnancy. A pregnancy test can help give you clarity and understanding of the situation. Ramona Women’s Clinic offers free lab-quality pregnancy tests that are quick and accurate. Additionally, limited ultrasounds are available to help further confirm your pregnancy and potentially determine how far along you are. If you’re ready to confirm your pregnancy, contact us to get scheduled!

Know all of your options.

When talking about pregnancy, there are three main options to consider: parenting, adoption, and abortion.

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Choosing Confidence…

Choosing Confidence In God’s Will

Staring at two pink lines will elicit a diverse variety of emotions and responses depending upon one’s life situation. For many women, the positive test staring back at them evokes feelings of fear and desperation. When faced with the many unknowns to follow, the weight of one’s future decisions is heavy and defining. For those struggling to decide and seeking further guidance on the choices available to them, we have a vast number of resources available.

Even following the decision to keep the baby, the feelings of doubt and disbelief can linger, if not intensify. It is immensely important to combat such harmful feelings. To do so we suggest finding a strong support group made up of informed people who each have your best interest at heart. This is the goal of the Ramona Women’s Clinic’s staff, to encourage and support you to the best of our ability through the entirety of your pregnancy as well as following the birth of your sweet baby.

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How Does It All Work?!

I know what one of your questions is, “How do I get my free limited OB ultrasound?”  It’s all really quite simple and yes, it is free!  But there is a short process to get there and I would love to walk you through it. 

To start with, reach out to us to make an appointment.  We can be reached by phone, through our website and even through text messaging.  Whichever way you choose to reach out to us, we make it easy for you.  

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Myth: College and Parenthood Can’t Mix

Having a baby while in college is often seen as the start of one life, but the end your own. It’s understandable to feel that way, but that doesn’t have to be the case! With proper preparation and assistance from the people closest to you, parenting can be a fulfilling journey of self-discovery and growth. In this article, we’ll share some ways to make sure that your college experience with a baby is one of success and joy.

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Myth: Teen Pregnancy = Life Over

As a teen, you may feel scared and overwhelmed by the prospect of an unexpected pregnancy. You may worry that your life is over, but this is far from the truth. Having a baby as a young woman does not mean the end of your dreams, it simply means that you need to take some extra steps in order to achieve them.

It is important to remember that you are not the first person to face this situation. There are countless teenage parents who have gone on to become successful and fulfilled adults, so take heart in knowing that you can do the same. We have helped many young women like you reclaim their courage and self-assurance and go on to make great things happen in their lives. Contact us and let us help you to do the same.

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