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Talking to Your Grandparents About Sex

Talking to Your Grandparents About Sex   My grandmother’s advice about sex began and ended with “DON’T DO IT!” Fortunately, my mother was a little more receptive to the conversation. But what do you do when your grandmother (or grandfather) are the ONLY options you might have? The reality is, your grandparents have information that […]

WHY SCHEDULE AN ULTRASOUND BEFORE AN ABORTION?

                WHY SCHEDULE AN ULTRASOUND BEFORE AN ABORTION?   When Lucy finally had the courage to look at the pregnancy test sitting next to the bathroom sink, she was devastated to see two lines.  There was no way to stay in denial any longer.  That nausea and extreme fatigue […]

You’re Allowed To Move On

You’re allowed to move on. To move on from a life that has done nothing but bruise you. To move on from a friend who has done nothing but belittle you. And to move on from a past lover, who did nothing but break you. There’s nothing wrong with moving on. So many times we […]

What’s the Big Deal about STD’s?

What’s the Big Deal about STD’s? SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES Common Symptoms: Abnormal Discharge/Order Itching/Burning during urination Sore/Bumps/Rashes Did you know that most people with an STD have no symptoms at all? BACTERIAL INFECTIONS: Bacterial infections can be treated by antibiotics. Damage caused by these diseases prior to diagnosis cannot be reversed. Certain bacterial infections are […]

She’s might be pregnant…now what?

  She’s might be pregnant…now what?   Has someone confided in you that she’s pregnant? What do you do? Whether it’s a friend, a family member, or you’re the father to be, your response to this news is vital! These are some tips from an article called “Tiny Blue Lines” that could prove beneficial. It […]

7 Considerations Before Choosing Home Birth

7 Considerations Before Choosing Home Birth Home Birth After a review of the most recent data, the ACOG (American College of Obstetricians & Gynecologists), while acknowledging certain aspects of the safety and efficacy of home births in low-risk women using certified professional midwives, believes, “…hospitals and birthing centers are the safest setting for birth, [but] it respects […]

You Are Who You Date

You Are Who You Date The people we hang out with can determine the people we become. Recently I read an article that said in the next five years we will become a mix of the people we hang out with. It went on to say that our relationships  with those we hang out with are a greater predictor […]

Premature

Premature   Every year, an estimated 15 million babies are born premature (before 37 completed weeks of gestation), and this number is rising. Premature birth complications are the leading cause of death among children 5 years of age and under. This accounts for nearly 1 million deaths in 2013. Three-quarters of them could be saved […]

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness

Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness   Pregnancy. It’s a time when parents dream of the child they will someday meet, when they look through baby books for names, decide on nursery decor, and imagine what life will be like when their child arrives. When these dreams and hopes are cut short by miscarriage, still birth, […]

NOT simply done

NOT simply done   The point of this blog might be stated simply, healing the grief. If you have ever lost any one close to you, you know that is NOT simply done. After an abortion many woman feel numerous things. Some woman state they feel fine. And go on about their everyday lives until […]

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At Options for Women, we recognize that women have a right to make their own decisions about the outcome of their pregnancy and their sexual health. We are here to help women and their partners make informed and thoughtful decisions. The information provided on this website is not intended to diagnose any condition or pregnancy and should not take the place of your medical practitioner. Although Options for Women provides valuable and credible health information, this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical, legal or counseling advice.


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