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COLFS Medical Clinic is a Pro Women’s Health Care Center

As a PWHC Center we are committed to offering to our patients convenient, compassionate, high-quality medical services and access to social services. The services we are committed to provide as part of our PWHC certification are: Well Woman and GYN Care.  We offer comprehensive health services, including well-woman exams, STD testing and treatment, breast exams,…

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The Effects of Abortion Part 2: Relationships

Effects of Abortion Part 2:  Relationships  Abortion, just like any traumatic event in a person’s life, has a huge effect on a woman’s relationships. Not only does it greatly affect her and her partner’s relationship, it can also cause long-lasting damage to the family dynamic.  Many women do not stop to consider the damage that…

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The Effect of Abortion Part 1: The Fathers 

The Effect of Abortion Part 1: The Fathers  Much has been said about the emotional and physical trauma abortion has on women, but not enough has been said about the effect on men.  The fathers of the babies aborted, or as some like to call them, “The Forgotten Fathers”, often suffer silently for the rest of their…

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Pregnancy Tests

Pregnancy Tests: When a woman suspects she is pregnant, a common concern is when to take a pregnancy test and how effective the results are.  Here at COLFs, we want to provide you with the most accurate information regarding pregnancy tests.  There are three ways to determine pregnancy: at home tests, a blood test, and an ultrasound.    Taking…

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Post-Partum Depression

Post-partum depression (PPD) or the “Baby Blues” is more common than many people think.  More than 20% of women are diagnosed with post-partum depression by their doctors every year, while many more cases continue to go undiagnosed.  PPD is a serious condition that often starts during pregnancy. Although many women go through the normal anxieties and fears of having…

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STDs and Pregnancy 

STDs and Pregnancy   Being diagnosed or suspecting you have an STD while being pregnant can be a very scary thing to deal with.  If you have been diagnosed with an STD and have found out you are pregnant, it is important to seek medical treatment right away.  Many women assume that the disease will automatically be passed down to their children…

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Miscarriage

About 10-20% of pregnancies end in a miscarriage spontaneously, that is, without a known cause.  It is a recurring medical concern for some women that many providers don’t address, and both men and women are often left wondering if they did something wrong and blame themselves for it occurring. Many people do not know how…

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Foods to Avoid During Pregnancy

Eating well-balanced meals is important at all times, but it is especially essential when you are pregnant. There are crucial nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that your developing baby needs. Most foods are safe, however, there are some foods that you should avoid during pregnancy. Raw Meat, Deli Meat, Fish with mercury (shark, swordfish, king mackerel,…

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Ectopic Pregnancy

An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that implants anywhere outside of the inner lining of the uterus. While the fallopian tubes are the most common location for an ectopic pregnancy, it can also implant in the abdominal cavity or cervix. According to the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), ectopic pregnancies occur in about 1…

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Prenatal Vitamins

Prenatal vitamins include of a variety of vitamins and minerals that help your baby get the nutrients that are essential for healthy development. During pregnancy, a woman’s daily intake requirements for certain nutrients, such as folic acid (folate), calcium, and iron will increase. Vitamins and minerals such as iron, calcium, and folic acid are vital…

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