Can Women Die if They Can’t Have an Abortion?

Post-Roe, many women fear that life-saving treatment will not be permitted during pregnancy. However, if a woman’s life becomes endangered, life-saving treatment is allowed to save her life.  What About Pregnancy Complications Like Ectopic Pregnancies and Miscarriages? Some complications can occur during pregnancy that directly threatens a woman’s life. When these situations do present, life-saving…

Roe V. Wade Overturned: Separating Fact From Fiction

Many Americans were shocked and confused about the June 2022 Supreme Court ruling and wondered what a post-Roe country would look like. To better understand this decision and how it will impact the U.S., let’s take a look at this ruling and separate fact from fiction. Fiction: This Verdict Made Abortion Illegal in America Fact:…

Which States Allow Abortion After The Overturning Of Roe V. Wade?

After the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade, many questions what states still allow abortion and which have outlawed it. Though there are currently over 10 states that have complete abortion bans, others have differing laws, which have the potential to quickly shift as lawmakers rush to speak for the people they represent. What Does…

Does The Overturning Of Roe V. Wade Affect Iowa?

Yes, the overturning of Roe v. Wade will affect Iowa. However, to what extent remains unseen? Before the overturning, Iowa had already enforced several abortion laws. After the Supreme Court’s ruling, one new law was enacted in IA: a 24-hour waiting period. However, to understand how Roe v. Wade will further impact Iowa, it’s important…

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,…

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