Can You Still Get an Abortion in Iowa?

In the wake of The Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe vs. Wade, Iowa residents may be wondering how abortions in their state will be affected. Especially for women experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, understanding Iowa state laws regarding abortion is crucial.  The Outcome Of The New Verdict On June 24, 2022, The Supreme Court ruled that…

What Are the Early Pregnancy Symptoms?

Common early pregnancy symptoms include missed periods, tender/swollen breasts, nausea with or without vomiting, increased urination, and fatigue.  Some less obvious signs of pregnancy are moodiness, constipation, bloating, cramping, food aversions, light spotting, and nasal congestion. However, every woman’s experience varies. Behind the Symptoms: What’s Happening? Pregnancy symptoms are triggered by the body’s response to…

How Does an Ultrasound Work?

An ultrasound works using a probe (transducer) to transmit sound waves into the body. The sound waves travel through the body, and when they hit a boundary between tissues (i.e., bone and soft tissue), the waves bounce back to the probe. Then, the information turns into an image on a screen. One of the most…

Top 7 Pregnancy Symptoms

The most common symptom is nausea or a missed period, but there are a variety of signs that can point to whether or not you’re pregnant. Read the rest of this article to compare your symptoms to those of early pregnancy and learn about what best next steps to take. Acne Unfortunately, this one is…

How Can I Recover Emotionally After An Abortion?

Recovering emotionally after an abortion looks different for everyone. Women and partners can struggle with feelings of loss, grief, sadness, and anger after an abortion. No matter how you’re feeling right now, know that hope, recovery, and grace is available to you. We’re here to support you as you heal. Steps to Recovering Emotionally After…

What Are My Second-Trimester Pregnancy Options? 

In Iowa, you have three second-trimester pregnancy options: parenting, adoption, and surgical abortion up until 20 weeks post-fertilization. After 20 weeks, abortion can only be performed in cases of life endangerment. Keep reading to learn more about your pregnancy options. What Are All of My Pregnancy Options? Every woman facing pregnancy has three options: abortion,…

Is an Online Abortion or At-Home Abortion Safe?

If you are going back and forth with your pregnancy decision, you may wonder about the safety of online, also known as at-home abortion. Online and at-home abortion are terms used interchangeably and work the same way. Online abortion is an at-home medical abortion. Though women see this option as convenient and private – online…

Can You Reverse the Effects of the Abortion Pill?

There are three options for any pregnancy: parenting, adoption, and abortion. With each one changing the course of your future in unique ways, it’s easy to go back and forth between options. But what if you choose one and want to go back?  In all honesty, it’s tough to reverse your decisions. That’s why it’s…

The Abortion Pill: What Are the Side Effects?

The abortion pill is another name for medical abortion. Although they call it “the abortion pill,” it isn’t just one pill and your abortion is over. It’s a series of two very powerful drugs taken over a 24 to 48-hour timeframe to terminate your pregnancy.  Why would it be called the abortion pill method when…

3 Things Needed Before Abortion

Wow! You never thought you’d be in this place. You’ve discovered you’re unexpectedly pregnant and not sure what you should do next. Take a deep breath. You can face this and we can help you.  As you consider what to do, get all the information you can about your options. You want to be able…

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