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What Women Should Know Before Choosing the Pill – Part 1: Weighing the Risks and Benefits

Informed women know that understanding risks and benefits can help them when it comes to deciding what is best for them. This is especially true when it comes to taking the Pill or any hormonal contraception. If you are one of the 61 million women in the US [1] who have used hormonal contraception or…

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Pregnancy Symptoms

Am I Pregnant? 12 Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms to Look For Have you been experiencing bodily changes? Do you think you may be pregnant? This can be a puzzling time as it is. To add to the confusion, many pregnancy signs and symptoms can have causes unlinked to pregnancy. You should know that the early…

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If you’d like to estimate a due date, please use our pregnancy calculator.

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What Kind of Pregnancies are “High Risk?”

According to UCSF (University of California, San Francisco), High Risk complications occur in only 6-8% of all pregnancies.  The terminology “High Risk Pregnancy”, is used by the medical community to indicate a need to watch these mothers (and babies) more carefully; to provide special care to ensure the best possible outcome. A pregnancy may be…

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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…

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