Privacy Matters

Oh, no.

No, no, no.

This isn’t possible.

I can’t be… pregnant.

What am I going to do? I don’t know. What is everyone going to say? My head hurts. I need time to think. I need someone to talk to that isn’t family or a friend, with their own agendas. 

This thought process is probably very similar to your own if you are facing an unplanned pregnancy. We at the Ramona Women’s Clinic are here to help. Not only do we provide answers about your options, and services such as free pregnancy tests, but we also offer support without the worry of someone else finding out about your pregnancy until you are ready.

Confidentiality is a very important aspect of the Ramona Women’s Clinic. Privacy is so important at times such as this so that you can make the best informed decision without the added stress of unwanted input/judgement from friends and family. We at the Clinic strive to create an open, friendly, relaxed atmosphere, where you can receive caring support and experienced guidance in your current challenge or struggle.

Companionate, caring and confidential! That is what we are offering to you.  Contact us today for your free pregnancy test and unconditional support.

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Uncertain Times Call for Certain Measures

As a whole, the world seems to be surrounded in a blanket of fear, confusion, and sheer panic.  Most people are asked to stay home in order to hopefully minimize the spread of Covid-19, the Coronavirus. At a time like this, most of us feel uncertain and completely unsure of what will tomorrow be like. 

 

As an individual, life still marches forward. The many stresses in people’s lives have not gone away due to Covid-19’s presence. Among the more anxiety inducing of these stresses would be a pregnancy. Now, especially in times as chaotic as these, one of the last things a woman would want to be worried about is not only herself, but her unborn child’s health. Perhaps this fear of exposing yourself to the virus has driven you away from entering potentially contaminated areas like the store in order to buy a pregnancy test, especially with all the panic driven shoppers buying everything off the shelves. However, do not fear, help is still here and hope is not lost.

 

We at the Ramona Women’s Clinic are proud to say that we are still open and able to serve the needs of women in our community. In times like these, many are scared and would want to be certain about their current situation, especially a pregnancy. Our doors are open and even though we cannot offer a reassuring hug, we can offer a free, reassuring 99% accurate pregnancy test for you. We are taking every precaution we can, and are constantly following the new recommendations provided by the CDC to maintain a safe environment for you. Please, do not hesitate to contact us to make an appointment today. 

 

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Plan C

Do you feel confident in your plan? How about a new plan?

 

Plan A…. Have sex. Did that plan include birth control or other forms of contraception? Did that plan succeed? In a national survey done by The Society for Women’s Health, it was found that 43% of 1,000 women across the U.S. become pregnant by accident, and about 50% of those pregnancies were caused by birth control failure.

 

Plan B… Also known as the “Morning after pill”, it is intended to be taken within 72 hours. This form of emergency contraception almost always invokes a negative reaction in the hormonal cycle, which can cause many adverse side effects. Even then, Plan B may not be an effective solution.

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Why You Need an Ultrasound Before Your Abortion

You might be thinking “I’ll just get this over with quickly, then I’ll be done with this problem.” But the truth is it’s not that simple? Some people may advise you that it’s fast, easy, and you’ll have no problems recuperating afterward.  But in all honesty, they are not disclosing the truth, nor giving you the “full story.” Don’t you think you have the right to know the whole truth BEFORE making your decision? What are they NOT telling you?  Or what may “THEY” not know?

First of all, did know you may not even need an abortion? Statistics show that somewhere between 20-25% of all pregnancies end in a miscarriage.   An ultrasound is a safe & painless way to help show you not only the (approximate) number of weeks you may be pregnant, but if this is even a viable pregnancy.

What does it mean if something is “viable”? According to Merriam-Webster English Dictionary, “The adjective ‘viable’ refers to something able to function properly and even grow. It is made up of the Latin root vita, which means ‘life,’ and the ending -able, which meansto be possible.’ “This basically means they are checking to verify that there is truly a life inside of you. The clinic, doctor, ultra-sonographer (person performing the ultrasound), nurses or other health professionals at the facility may or may not even tell you this. It is definitely not “just tissue!”

In addition, during your ultrasound, you have the right to SEE what the doctor or technician is visualizing on their screen. However, in some cases, professions may turn the monitor away, so you cannot see what they are looking at or doing on the screen. But you cannot just ignore it – this is happening right inside of YOU. It is absolutely your right-both morally and, in some states, legally for the practitioners to honor your request to “Show me”.

If you are far enough along, you may even be able to see or hear a heartbeat. Which begins to beat just 21 days after conception.  That is a very exhilarating experience! And even more exciting, you may also be able see organs forming or arms and legs moving about.  Did you know that by 40-45 days after conception all major organs have begun to develop?  What you are seeing is a new human life. Can you just imagine that?

Having an abortion is a major decision and it is imperative that you research your options and know all the facts prior to proceeding.  Ramona Women’s Clinic empowers women and couples to address the pressures that leave them feeling like abortion is their only option.  With support, many choose alternatives to abortion like parenting or adoption. We hope we’ve given you enough food for thought. And that you will have the courage to say “Show me!”

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Crisis!

Someone once said a crisis is “a decision not made.”

The dictionary on my “smart phone” defines crisis as (1) “a stage in a sequence of events at which the trend of all future events, especially for better or worse is determined; turning point.” Or (2) “a dramatic emotional or circumstantial upheaval in a person’s life.”

If you are a teenager, crises come often and pass quickly—as an elderly person, crises are often dismissed as “This too shall pass.”

If you are facing an “un-planned pregnancy,” your decision making may be forced to be made in a “heartbeat” in some states and up to 9 months in others.

Here at Ramona Women’s Clinic, our loving and life-affirming staff will freely share the many options you have, so your “decision” will be the right one for you.

It is only a “Crisis” for a very short time. The decisions you make today may change the entire trajectory of your life – For better or for worse. Remember you are making an important decision that will affect the life of not ONLY you, but at least one other person! So choose wisely and think “long-term”.

Take heart, dear one. You will get through this crisis and not only strive, but THRIVE!

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Unplanned but Chosen

Unplanned but chosen.  Unplanned does not mean life is over or that you’re without resources. Unplanned means a direction change and a new opportunity.  And what is unplanned is coming from a surprised perspective.  What may be a surprise to you can often be a blessing in disguise like the mystery in an unwrapped gift.  Is the gift what you want or what someone specially chose for you?  Either way we know to be grateful to the giver of gifts.  In the case of LIFE the Giver is God and your surprise is His chosen plan for you and your baby.  Every life has intrinsic value and a purpose to contribute to our world because of God’s design.   New life is always a gift and a unique and special blessing.  It’s not to be taken for granted, because we know there are many who experience infertility today and long for a baby.  A positive pregnancy test may cause fear to the uniformed but that can be remedied.  Information brings knowledge, peace of mind, and access to resources to support mom and baby.  An unopened package of resources needs a mom’s hands and courage to embrace the surprises of support that are inside.  These resources are available to those who pursue them and our clinic is especially designed to help moms be successful at getting them.  It’s not about the money but the willingness and diligence to care for the baby from the start.  Getting informed about doctors, a healthy lifestyle, baby supplies, baby development, delivery options, and more is needed.  Women are uniquely equipped to provide for the next generation and impact their world.  It’s up to women to rise to the challenge of bringing in new life and offering change to our world.  Come and visit our clinic and see for yourself. You were chosen for such a time as this to be a life changer. Don’t let fear steal your joy. Get informed.

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Positive Test? Now What?

“Surprise !?  All I wanted was a closer relationship with my boyfriend, and now I think I have a positive pregnancy test.”   Maybe it’s not true.  How can you know for sure?  This is a serious matter that needs verification, but without breaking the bank.    The Ramona Women’s Clinic can meet this need by both a urine test and an ultrasound at no charge to you.  Even a positive urine test does not mean the baby is in a position to support their own life.  That information can only be known by an ultrasound. This is the objective clinical information you need and our clinic can provide to all who seek our services.  Once this information is known, then the next step of decision making will be made by an informed mother, not someone in a state of panic.  A mother’s decision to choose life for her baby or not needs careful thought.  One decision path ends quickly and there’s no turning back, while the other may look like a mountain too high to climb but hasn’t it been done before?  How is that mountain of carrying an unplanned baby accomplished?  You may have no money, no insurance, and no place to stay, but did you know there are resources for these needs, too?  You need more information.  This may be a challenging time but it’s up to you to rise up and seek out this knowledge for your own sake.  How have other women felt after an abortion?  How have they felt after giving life to their baby and selecting an adoption family?  Why can’t you just google this choice?  This decision is not black and white or a computer calculation from a machine.  It’s a human choice that impacts human life for both mother, father, and baby. How will you do it?   Surely, you should gather information.  Many have been in this place before.  How did they decide?  Does everyone trembling in fear get informed with no regrets?  Come and find out.  Seekers are welcomed here.  Then you’re ready to make your decision.

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Choices

Where can someone facing an unplanned pregnancy find choice?  The word “choice” is used a lot when considering a pregnancy decision. While most people are uncomfortable with the thought of ending a pregnancy, using the word “choice” as a euphemism is more helpful to the abortion movement.

But where can one truly find choice? At abortion centers, the only product offered is . . . Abortion. No one has options at an abortion center; one can either terminate a pregnancy or walk back out the door.  Yet, at Ramona Women’s Clinic, anyone facing an unplanned pregnancy is given a wide range of choices to consider. In truth there are five options in every pregnancy: Adoption, Marriage, Single Parenting, Co-Parenting, and, yes, abortion.

Ours is the only organization where a person can find support for four of the five choices one might consider; and is the only place where full disclosure is provided for the fifth option, abortion.  After all, when one is selling a product like abortion, many facts must be left unsaid, or the buyer may walk away.

So again, let’s ask, “Where can someone facing an unplanned pregnancy find choice?”  When we consider this question we quickly realize that an industry that sells one product is falsely advertising to its target audience when they claim they offer choice. Politicians, media outlets, and more have seized on this word and . . . propagated an absolute myth.  Choice?

The fact is, we are choice, and always have been.  And yet there is more. With the many choices we support at Ramona Women’s Clinic we offer something extremely powerful in any life: Hope. Hope takes place when a decision made is positive for all involved, including the child waiting to be born. In addition, hope grows when the decision doesn’t violate one’s conscience.  This is our goal: To offer true choice, and true hope. We do this every day at Ramona Women’s Clinic regardless of what we hear from those who focus only on one option.

For nearly 30 years here, there are no myths. Here, there are no sales techniques.  But here, there is hope.  And yes, there is life.  And there always will be.

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