This week we continue our latest blog series by exploring another of the common difficulties experienced by new moms: postpartum recovery. Wikipedia gives us a pretty clean, straightforward definition of what “postpartum” is: The postpartum period begins immediately after childbirth as the mother’s body, including hormone levels and uterus size, returns to a non-pregnant state.
Pregnant and Afraid Standing on the sidewalk outside of Greensboro’s abortion facility, memories flooded Hannah’s* mind. The fear. The uncertainty. The loneliness. Suddenly she was 18 again, pregnant and terrified about how a pregnancy would change her future. She’d felt trapped, as if abortion was her only choice. She’d come painfully close to moving forward
To say the events of 2020 upended the status quo for many of us would be an understatement. We’ve seen riots wreak havoc, disease ravage bodies, and politics destroy relationships. In the midst of the chaos, the Church has a unique opportunity and responsibility to be the light. To love our neighbors. To speak the
Motherhood is life-changing, but it doesn’t mean you have to put all your dreams on hold. Today we’re highlighting two women who defied the odds and accomplished their goals while also becoming mothers. Briana raised the bar, earning her degree at Harvard Law School as a single mom. Emily Calandrelli is showing girls they can
When Royal walked through the front door at The Pregnancy Network, she felt trapped. She felt she had no choice but to get an abortion. Following the recommendation of one of her friends, who also came to us for our services, Royal decided to make an appointment. Royal couldn’t have imagined what would happen next.
Think you might be pregnant? According to the Mayo Clinic and Cone Health, these symptoms can be signs that your body is in the early stages of pregnancy. Early Pregnancy Symptoms 1. FatigueEarly in pregnancy, your levels of the hormone progesterone are high, making you feel especially sleepy. 2. Nausea Morning sickness most commonly begins about
The Pregnancy Network’s proven Success Sequence is an intentional model that helps women to be well-prepared for their next steps. These levels of service have helped women facing an unplanned pregnancy feel confident and empowered to take control of their futures. These steps create a support system and equip women to continue to pursue their
Did a positive pregnancy test rock your world with the news that you’re expecting? This time may feel like a rollercoaster of emotions, with pressure to make a quick decision about your pregnancy. You may wonder, “How can I finish my degree? How can I afford prenatal care without health insurance? How can I parent
Hannah* sat with her RN and trained peer advocate at her appointment at The Pregnancy Network. She shared how, though she was anxious about challenges ahead, her faith in Christ would get her through. She was confident in her faith, and thankful she could trust in God’s plan for her life. After the appointment, our
You’ve just made an appointment at The Pregnancy Network. The woman on the phone was kind, and she gave you all the details about what to bring to your appointment. But let’s be honest—going to a new place to discuss pregnancy and sexual health with a stranger can be a bit intimidating. If you think