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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 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 […]


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 […]


5 Tips on How to Handle an Unexpected Pregnancy

20 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 […]


How Pregnancy Changes Your Life

30 Aug, 2016

Pregnancy changes every woman’s life on a fundamental biological, personal, hormonal and spiritual level. And most of the discussion about “how pregnancy changes your life” is framed in that context, rightly so. Yet there are plenty of other aspects about life that motherhood alters, for the better! This post will examine how pregnancy impacts your […]


How to be a Great Single Mother

19 Jul, 2016

The single parent (and especially the single mom) used to be relatively rare. Today, it’s estimated that roughly half of all children in the United States are raised by single mothers before the age of 18. While some negative stereotypes surround single moms and their children, others embrace their status and gladly accept the challenge. […]


Dispelling the Myth: Abortion Safer Than Birth

19 Jul, 2016

The topic of women’s health is always in the news, and the latest publicity involves the “abortion is safer than childbirth” claim. But how valid are those claims? Is abortion really safer than normal childbirth? Aside from the fact that abortion is obviously unsafe for the mother’s fetus, let’s take a look at the topic […]