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Avenue Women’s Center Blog

Real people writing about real problems.

“I’m Afraid to Take a Pregnancy Test”

Your period is a few days late. You’re confused because your symptoms are similar to your period, but your body feels a little bit different this time. Your mind races when you think about it. You hate to admit it, but you’re wondering … Could I be pregnant?

“Just Married…And Now We’re Pregnant”

What an amazing event a wedding can be! All of the time put into getting everything just right, from the dress, to the flowers, to the music…it’s a day that you’ll never forget. You’ve said “I do” and celebrated with family and friends and now comes a time you’ve really been looking forward to, enjoying married life, just the two of you! But what happens when you’re settling in to those early days of wedded bliss and suddenly you or your spouse suspects that you are pregnant, much sooner than expected?

The Power of Words When Considering an Abortion

Ever have trouble finding the right words to say? Words have the power to hurt or heal us. Often times, it’s all about personal perception and our current mood or life circumstances. If you find yourself considering abortion with an unexpected pregnancy, there might be a lot of different words and feelings floating around inside you. Just the word “abortion” can trigger strong feelings and become an emotionally-charged topic to even think about. Finding the right words in your inner monologue can be tough as you face this unexpected pregnancy decision. But words matter, and the ones your inner voice uses can empower you and the choice you’re facing.

Avenue Women’s Center Reviews, January 2019

Happy New Year! 2019 is here, and Avenue Women’s Center is excited to celebrate this New Year with you! 2018 was great, and we had the beautiful privilege of meeting and helping so many amazing women. We are ready and eager to see what 2019 holds for us.With a new year, comes new opportunities. A new year can allow us to think about the things that we want to change in our lives; the things that we want to add to our lives; and the things that we want to work on in our lives.

Pregnant by Natural Family Planning

If you are reading this, you may have recently found out you are pregnant after practicing what is known as Natural Family Planning (NFP) or the Fertility Awareness Method (FAM). Some women use natural family planning as a way to figure out the best time to conceive, while others may be using fertility awareness to avoid pregnancy. Regardless of your situation, if you’re pregnant by Natural Family Planning or after practicing the Fertility Awareness Method, Avenue Women’s Center is available to provide support as you figure out your important next steps!