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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

  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 […]


Abortion in the Political Sphere: What the Future Holds

02 Sep, 2016

Since the infamous Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision in 1973, abortion has played a central role in the debate about women’s health. The abortion issue’s political turmoil, funding battles, heated debates and possible pending legislative changes command a large chuck of public attention. Yet set aside the “talk” about abortion for a minute and […]


Back to School Considerations

31 Aug, 2016

The choices you make today will echo far into the future – that goes for split-second decisions to things like preplanned meetings with a financial advisor. The cumulative impact of all those decisions eventually help shape who you are – and more importantly, who you’ll become. For students heading back to school, good choices aren’t […]


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 […]


Pro-Life, Pro-Choice or in the Middle?

25 Aug, 2016

A person’s stance on abortion is a litmus test for many different issues – political, moral, personal, societal, even psychological. For better or worse, someone’s opinion about abortion is often used as a quick way to gauge their character, compassion, and convictions. The pro-life vs. pro-abortion debate is often viewed as a no-holds-barred, line in […]


5 Reasons to Visit a Pregnancy Resource Center

29 Jul, 2016

Unplanned and unexpected pregnancies continue to impact the greater San Diego community, despite an overall reduction in teenage pregnancy rates across the region. Turning Point, a leading San Diego crisis pregnancy center, offers women a safe port of call in the often stormy circumstances surrounding unwanted and surprise pregnancies. Most women who’ve faced a crisis […]