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Be a Consumer of Experience, Not of Things This Holiday Season

15 Dec, 2016

 

Be a Consumer of Experience, Not of Things This Holiday Season

 

The holiday season is in full swing, which means retail stores all over the world are packed with shoppers, trying to find the perfect gift for friends and family. If you’re a planner, you might have already thought about what you’re getting your loved ones for the holidays. But, think about this for a second: […]


Parenting Styles for Pregnant Women to Consider: Why Involvement Matters

29 Nov, 2016

An unplanned or unexpected pregnancy creates both short-term and long-term anxiety. Women (especially young women – who suddenly face a surprise pregnancy must deal with immediate concerns, such as: Determine gestation period Communicate with family members Implement optimal health habits But there are those way-in-the-future considerations, too. But they’re not as far in the future […]


The Best Budgeting Tips for Single Parents

21 Nov, 2016

Regular two-parent households can be hectic enough, but there are additional challenges for families with one primary provider. Single parents have a lot to keep track of. Baby. Bottles. Bibs. Blankets. And budgets? You bet. Properly managing your money is one of the best things you can do as a single parent. Your money has […]


Tips on Becoming an Amazing Father

14 Nov, 2016

While Turning Point is known for assisting women in crisis, we haven’t forgotten about the men out there in San Diego County! From our Brothers in Arms initiative to one-on-one counseling, we have the support personnel, programs and compassion to help fathers-to-be prepare for one of the most joyous, exciting and unpredictable time in their […]


The Advantages of an Unplanned Pregnancy

07 Nov, 2016

 

Unplanned Pregnancy

 

At Turning Point, we’ve helped hundreds of women deal with unplanned and unexpected pregnancies. One common thread we’ve noticed throughout each individual case – and no two paths to motherhood are exactly the same – is that every unplanned pregnancy has its own silver lining. Despite the exasperation, desperation, stress, anxiety, fear, and the overwhelming […]


Why You Should Get An Early Ultrasound [Infographic]

02 Nov, 2016

Estimate Gestational Age An early ultrasound is a more accurate way of estimating gestational age, knowing how far along you are is an important component of making a decision regarding your pregnancy. Be More Accurate We have seen that using the date of your LMP (last menstrual period) to estimate how far along you are […]


Pregnancy Advice for Teenagers

26 Oct, 2016

Teenage advice usually deals with personal and social issues, and many of them (in hindsight, at least) seem rather trivial. Who reading this hasn’t experienced the following situations during their teenage years? What’s the best way to get rid of pimples? Is it time to seek out new friends? I love playing sports, but are […]


Your Future Plans and an Unplanned Pregnancy: What’s Next?

24 Oct, 2016

Women who go through unplanned pregnancies face many challenges. One of the primary hurdles is higher education; how will ambitious future plans handle the time constraints of motherhood? Don’t confuse difficult with impossible, especially if you have a great support structure in place. Turning Point’s Next Steps program looks at each individual woman’s personal, family […]


5 Tips on How to Handle an Unexpected Pregnancy

30 Sep, 2016

A pregnancy can be an emotional rollercoaster. Within a matter of months, your life will change forever. How will you react? Will your baby be healthy? And what about your family? How will they handle the upcoming changes? So many questions, so few answers – and that’s with a regularly planned pregnancy! Imagine all the […]


Most Common Pregnancy Symptoms – And How to Manage Them

23 Sep, 2016

At Turning Point, we field thousands of questions from women every month. From dealing with an uncooperative partner to questions about returning to school with a young child, we’ve been asked – and helped answer – the toughest queries regarding pregnancy. Since 2000, when we opened our doors in San Diego County, our counselors, nurses […]