When PMS Symptoms Are Signs of Pregnancy

As a woman, experiencing a range of physical and emotional symptoms is a natural part of our monthly cycle. However, the symptoms associated with premenstrual syndrome (PMS) and pregnancy can be very similar, sometimes making it difficult to tell the two apart.  Let’s look closer at the shared symptoms of pregnancy and PMS and why seeking medical advice is essential if you’re unsure.   Common PMS Symptoms  PMS refers to the range of physical and emotional symptoms many women experience in the days leading up to their monthly cycle. The severity and type of symptoms can vary significantly between individuals. However, some of the most common symptoms include the following: Bloating: Feeling bloated is a common symptom of PMS, which can make you feel uncomfortable and cause your clothes to feel tight. Cramps: Menstrual cramps can occur before and during your period and range from mild to severe. Mood swings: Many women experience mood swings during PMS, which may include irritability, anxiety, and depression. Breast tenderness: Tender and sore breasts are common symptoms of PMS that can make wearing a bra or touching your chest uncomfortable. Fatigue: Feeling tired and lacking energy is a common symptom of PMS, which may

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Is Plan B considered the abortion pill?

If you are looking for information about Plan B, the abortion pill, abortion clinic procedures, and what your pregnancy options are right now – we can help. Start with no-cost pregnancy testing, and if you qualify, an ultrasound to obtain proof of pregnancy and verify how far along you are.  >> MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TODAY     What is Plan B? Is the abortion pill an emergency contraceptive?  Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill, is used as an emergency contraceptive designed to prevent pregnancy after contraceptive failure or to prevent an unwanted pregnancy. It is not the same as the abortion pill or a medication abortion. Plan B should not be taken if you may already be pregnant. If you are experiencing pregnancy symptoms, contact us to learn more about the confidential and cost-free pregnancy services we provide.    How does Plan B work? Plan B morning-after pills are designed to prevent pregnancy before it occurs by delaying or inhibiting ovulation. It contains a high dose of levonorgestrel, a synthetic hormone that controls the release of an egg from the ovary or slows it long enough to prevent fertilization. If fertilization has already occurred, Plan B may prevent

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Healing After Abortion: Four Steps to Overcoming Loss and Grief

Abortion loss is a deeply personal and emotional experience that can have lasting effects on a person’s mental and emotional well-being. The grieving process following an abortion can be complex and challenging, and it is essential to provide support and understanding to those dealing with this loss. There are several strategies and approaches that can help individuals heal from the effects of abortion loss and grief.  Connect with a support group: Joining a support group can provide a safe and supportive environment to discuss feelings and experiences related to abortion loss. Sharing with others who have gone through similar experiences can provide comfort and validation and can help to reduce feelings of isolation and loneliness. Consider creative outlets: Creative outlets such as writing, painting, or music can also be powerful tools for expressing and processing emotions related to abortion loss and grief. These activities can help channel feelings in a healthy, effective way that provides a sense of peace and freedom. Engage in self-care practices: It is essential to engage in self-care practices that promote physical and emotional well-being—exercise, prayer, journaling, and leisure time in nature. Self-care can help to reduce stress and promote a sense of peace and calm

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Searching abortion near me?

If you are facing an unexpected pregnancy and are looking for answers, we are here to help. The first step is to make sure you are asking the right questions, getting accurate information, and receiving the care you need before you plan your next steps. The right questions: It can also be complicated to find answers in a state like Texas where abortion has been banned. Before you begin planning out of state travel or self-managed abortion, It is important to ask important questions like:   The right answers Knowing what questions to ask is only half the battle. Information online can not only be conflicting can also result in an unsafe options. We provide the latest evidence-based medical information in a pressure-free environment so you can decide what’s best for you and your future. That is why we’re here.   The right care Our no-cost services include pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, consultations, abortion information, resources and support, aid, and more. While we don’t provide abortion services, we can help you explore your options, get the medical information you need, and navigate the complex emotions that come with a pregnancy decision. Take the first step and book your confidential appointment today.

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Abortion in Texas: What You Need to Know

A lot has changed recently in regard to abortion laws and access. We are here to help you sort out your options and next steps. As of August 25, 2022, the Texas Trigger Law (Chapter 170A, Texas Health & Safety Code) banned abortion in Texas (1).  This law makes it a crime to provide an abortion in Texas, except in case of a medical emergency (life & major bodily function).  It is important to note that the law applies to those providing abortion and not women seeking an abortion. The law also does not stop women from traveling outside of Texas for an abortion. The law also DOES NOT BAN: Birth control Emergency contraception (Plan B, Ella, the morning after pill) Treating a miscarriage Treating an ectopic pregnancy What does that mean for you? Texas women wanting to end a pregnancy are now looking at traveling to a state where abortion is legal or arranging an at-home abortion with abortion pills. This new landscape can make many women feel alone in their situation. It can also mean that important health considerations before or after an abortion are not recognized or treated by a medical professional. Your health is important. Before

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Are abortions allowed in Texas now that Roe v. Wade was overturned?

Wondering if you can still get an abortion in Texas? You have probably heard that on June 24, 2022, the US Supreme Court released its opinion overturning Roe v. Wade and returning the abortion question back to the states (1). As of August 25, 2022, the Texas Trigger Law (Chapter 170A, Texas Health & Safety Code) banned abortion in Texas (2). What to know about the trigger law in Texas: Includes medical emergency exceptions (life & major bodily function) The law applies to those providing an abortion; women seeking an abortion will not be prosecuted Does not stop women from traveling outside of Texas for abortion Does not ban: In-Vitro Fertilization or other ARTs Birth control Emergency Contraception (Plan B, Ella, the Morning After Pill) Treating a miscarriage Treating an ectopic pregnancy If you are considering abortion, the Fort Worth Pregnancy Center offers a no-charge, pre-abortion screening service to assess your pregnancy and review your options, so you can be fully informed. Here is what to expect: We will verify your pregnancy with a lab-quality pregnancy test. We will inform you of all your options, including abortion procedures, risks, recovery time, and relevant laws. Our medical staff may provide an

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