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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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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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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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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Myth: The Abortion Pill is Completely Safe

While the abortion pill is often portrayed as being completely safe, the reality is that it can have a number of serious medical and emotional complications for the women that take it. In this blog post, we will take a look at the risks associated with the abortion pill and dispel some of the myths associated with it.

What is the abortion pill?

You may have heard the term “chemical”, “medical”, or “medication” abortions. Those are all names for the abortion pill. The abortion pill procedure involves taking medication to terminate a pregnancy. The process actually involves taking two medications: mifepristone (also known as RU-486) and misoprostol. Mifepristone works by blocking progesterone, a hormone needed to maintain the pregnancy, while misoprostol follows up and expels the fetus from the uterus.

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5 Questions to Ask Before Deciding on an Abortion

Making the decision to have an abortion is not one that should be taken lightly. There are many factors to consider before making a final decision. In this blog post, we will discuss five questions that you should ask yourself before deciding to have an abortion. Making the right choice for you is important, and we hope that this post will help you make the best decision for your situation.

What are the risks associated with having an abortion?

There are both physical and psychological risks associated with abortion. Physical risks can include infection, hemorrhage, organ damage, and death. Psychological risks can include depression, anxiety, guilt, and post-traumatic stress disorder. It is important to consult with a knowledgeable person to discuss the risks associated with abortion before making a final decision. Contact us if you need someone to talk to.

What are my other options?

When you find yourself facing an unplanned pregnancy, abortion may seem like the only option, but it isn’t. There are two additional options you should consider: adoption and parenting.

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Decisions: College Pregnancies

If you’re a college student and you find out that you’re pregnant, you might be feeling a range of emotions. You might be excited, scared, or worried about how this will affect your future. Whatever you’re feeling, it’s important to remember that you’re not alone. There are people and resources available to help you through this time.

You probably have questions – a lot of them. Let us help answer some of those for you.

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Decisions: Pregnant in High School

Being a teenager is hard enough, but being a teenage parent can seem downright daunting. Not only are you trying to navigate the ups and downs of adolescence, but you also have added stresses like figuring out how to afford diapers or dealing with morning sickness. Teen pregnancy can make an already challenging time seem impossible, but it doesn’t have to be that way. There is hope and light at the end of the tunnel.

What should I do if I’m pregnant?

The most important thing to do if you think you might be pregnant is to take a pregnancy test as soon as possible. If you need help getting a pregnancy test, reach out. We can provide you with a Lab-Quality Pregnancy Test and confidential results. Once you know for sure that you’re pregnant, you can start exploring your options and making a decision about what’s best for you.

You said I can explore my options? It seems like I only have one option.

Some girls feel like they have to get an abortion in order to continue with their education and future goals, but that’s not the case. While abortion may seem like the only choice, it is important to remember that there are multiple options available:

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