ABORTION RECOVERY IS REAL IN SUGAR HILL, GA

ABORTION RECOVERY IS REAL IN SUGAR HILL, GA

IS THIS YOUR STORY?

The early 2000s were watershed years for Malachi and Aria. Malachi had moved to Alabama to take a new job. Aria was finishing her CNA program and feeling insecure about her future with Malachi. She felt him slipping away and growing beyond her. In January of 2002, she realized that her period was late. Not just a little late, but significantly late. She went to the closest open store, bought a pregnancy test, returned home, locked herself in the bathroom, and braced herself for the results. Abortion GwinnettIt turned out that no bracing was required because a second line appeared IMMEDIATELY. Pregnant! To this day, it is hard for her to find the words for what she was feeling. Ashamed, embarrassed, scared, unprepared, terrified. But that would just be scratching the surface. How would she tell her parents? How would she tell Malachi? How could she tell anyone? Surely it had to be a mistake.

She reasoned that she should go somewhere “legitimate” to have an “official pregnancy test.” The embarrassment she felt walking through the doors of the pregnancy center must have been palpable. For the second time in one day, she took a pregnancy test. For the second time in one day, it was revealed that she was pregnant. You know that saying about lightning not striking twice? It’s a lie. It can, and it did.

 

Back in the safety of her car, the floodgates opened. The tears she had managed to keep at bay ran freely down her face, her body racked with sobs. And there it was. She was pregnant. In word, she was pro-choice. But in her heart, she knew that abortion was against everything she truly believed in. The local Planned Parenthood was just a few blocks from where she lived, and every day she passed it not wanting to walk through their doors. Yet, here she was set to join their ranks. It seemed like the only solution. No one would ever know. It would be her secret. It would simply make all of this go away. She had never, ever, felt so alone or so scared. And she knew then what it must feel like to be drowning…truly, wholly, and utterly alone and unable to save herself.

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Does this story sound like yours? Maybe you wish you had another story. You are not forsaken, and you are not alone.

Author, C. S. Lewis once wrote, “You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.” This is true for you, too.  If you had an abortion and need help sorting out the emotions you feel regarding the choice you made, YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

 

After an abortion, a woman may have both positive and negative feelings, even at the same time. A woman may feel both relief and regret over the fact that the abortion is over and that she is no longer pregnant. Another woman may feel sad that she was in a position where all of her choices were hard ones. She may feel sad about ending the pregnancy.  And the sadness may be compounded by sense of emptiness or guilt. She may be wondering whether or not her decision to have an abortion was the right one. Some women who describe these feelings find they go away with time while others find them more difficult to overcome.

 

If you are struggling with emotional side effects of having had an abortion, Obria Medical Clinics near Sugar Hill, GA offers a safe space to join a support group for those who have experienced abortion. You will begin to heal and exchange the weight of your grief for the lightness of grace. You aren’t alone. Abortion recovery is possible. If you are interested in joining one of our upcoming abortion support groups, click this link:  https://form.jotform.com/obriag/exchange.  Or, call or text 770-338-1680

 

Obria Medical Clinics-Lawrenceville

565 Old Norcross Rd.
Suite 200
Lawrenceville, GA 30046

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Holistic Care – Life Coaching Near Norcross GA

Holistic Care – Life Coaching Near Norcross GA

Optimal Health for All

Optimal [ op-tuh-muh l ], adj. best or most favorable; optimum. “seeking the optimal solution” 

The overarching philosophy of Obria Medical Clinics in Lawrenceville is “Optimal Health. For All.This is achieved through approaching healthcare holistically – treating the WHOLE person rather than treating pesky symptoms which may be a symptom of a larger issue.

 

Think about it like this: Imagine going to the doctor because you have a large splinter in your hand, and, despite your best efforts, you are unable to remove it. After examining your hand, a doctor agrees that it is a complex wound, provides you with something for the pain, puts a bandage over it, and sends you on your way.  The pain medication you were provided has helped you to forget about the splinter and leads you to assume that it is completely healed. One morning you wake up with an unbearable throbbing pain in your hand. When you remove the bandage, you are shocked to discover a festering wound. Not removing the splinter and focusing treatment on the symptoms has left you with a raging infection. Now you are faced with a bigger and more complex problem than the one you started with. Our choices can lead to a series of crises which leave an individual feeling overwhelmed and unaware of how to fix the problems with which he/she is faced.

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In an effort to help our patients avoid real-life situations like the one described above, Obria Medical Clinics near Norcross currently offers life coaching by trained and certified coaches who follow an evidence-based model which has proven success and is used by the US Public Health Service. Sarah, a client who is currently participating in life coaching at Obria, recently wrote, “Obria Medical Clinics has changed my life in SO many ways!!!!”  When Sarah began attending sessions, she was concerned about how she and her partner’s personalities were clashing and was trying to decide if the relationship was even healthy at that point. She was also struggling with her own identity and was looking for answers to help her figure out where her life was heading. Sarah added, “When people think of counseling, there is some kind of a stigma that goes along with it, and I am not sure why. [The life coaches at Obria] always make me feel like they are just my friends providing objective, open, and different perspectives and opinions. I believe that if I [had not] started counseling I would not be on the path I am on now, which is definitely heading in an upward projection.”

 

The Obria team will work to help you attack the obstacles you face and welcomes the opportunity to serve you.Optimal Health. For All,” and that includes you.

 

For more information about life coaching and to learn the necessary life skills to avoid sexual risks.” visit Obria Medical Clinics in Lawrenceville.

 

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Norcross is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 9,116 while in 2015 the estimated population was 16,634. It is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metropolitan statistical area, which is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Gainesville combined statistical area.

 

Holistic Care – Life Coaching Near Duluth GA

Holistic Care – Life Coaching Near Duluth GA

Optimal Health for All

Optimal [ op-tuh-muh l ], adj. best or most favorable; optimum. “seeking the optimal solution” 

The overarching philosophy of Obria Medical Clinics in Lawrenceville is “Optimal Health. For All.This is achieved through approaching healthcare holistically – treating the WHOLE person rather than treating pesky symptoms which may be a symptom of a larger issue.

Think about it like this: Imagine going to the doctor because you have a large splinter in your hand, and, despite your best efforts, you are unable to remove it. After examining your hand, a doctor agrees that it is a complex wound, provides you with something for the pain, puts a bandage over it, and sends you on your way.  The pain medication you were provided has helped you to forget about the splinter and leads you to assume that it is completely healed. One morning you wake up with an unbearable throbbing pain in your hand. When you remove the bandage, you are shocked to discover a festering wound. Not removing the splinter and focusing treatment on the symptoms has left you with a raging infection. Now you are faced with a bigger and more complex problem than the one you started with. Our choices can lead to a series of crises which leave an individual feeling overwhelmed and unaware of how to fix the problems with which he/she is faced.

 

In an effort to help our patients avoid real-life situations like the one described above, Obria Medical Clinics near Duluth GA currently offers life coaching by trained and certified coaches who follow an evidence-based model which has proven success and is used by the US Public Health Service. Sarah, a client who is currently participating in life coaching at Obria, recently wrote, “Obria Medical Clinics has changed my life in SO many ways!!!!”  When Sarah began attending sessions, she was concerned about how she and her partner’s personalities were clashing and was trying to decide if the relationship was even healthy at that point. She was also struggling with her own identity and was looking for answers to help her figure out where her life was heading. Sarah added, “When people think of counseling, there is some kind of a stigma that goes along with it, and I am not sure why. [The life coaches at Obria] always make me feel like they are just my friends providing objective, open, and different perspectives and opinions. I believe that if I [had not] started counseling I would not be on the path I am on now, which is definitely heading in an upward projection.”

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The Obria team near Duluth will work to help you attack the obstacles you face and welcomes the opportunity to serve you. Optimal Health. For All,” and that includes you.

For more information about life coaching and to learn the necessary life skills to avoid sexual risks.” visit Obria Medical Clinics in Lawrenceville.

 

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”Martin Luther King Jr.

 

Duluth is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. It is a suburb of Atlanta. Duluth is located north of Interstate 85. It is home to Gwinnett Place Mall, the Gwinnett Civic and Cultural Center, Infinite Energy Arena, Hudgens Center for the Arts, and the Red Clay Theater. It is also home to Gwinnett Medical Center–Duluth, an 81-bed hospital constructed in 2006, as well as GMC’s Glancy Campus, a 30-bed facility located near downtown. The agricultural manufacturer AGCO is based in Duluth.

 

Choices, Voices, and Redemption of Adoption-Dacula, GA

Choices, Voices, and Redemption of Adoption-Dacula, GA

Thanks to the “glamorization” of pregnancy and single parenting, the stigma associated with unwed mothers has loosened its grip and is leading more women to choose parenting over abortion. However, the third option – to place the baby for adoption – remains untenable.  Unfortunately, it is still bound by stigma and misconceptions resulting from archaic thinking and misinformation.

 

Currently, abortion out numbers adoption at a rate of 149:1 in the US alone. In 2014, only 18,000 babies under the age of 2 were placed for adoption while another million had their lives terminated. Today there are 36 waiting adoptive families for each 1 baby placed for adoption.

 

Through information and education, this trend can be reversed. “Adoption Triad” is a term for a group of people connected through adoption — the adopted person, adoptive parents, and first parents. The part of the adoption triad we hear the least about is the birth parent who makes the selfless, difficult, and loving decision to place a baby for adoption. Obria Medical Clinics near Dacula, located in Lawrenceville, Georgia is intentionally striving to provide its patients with accurate and timely information about this real option.

 

Arrow + Root, an organization that works with hopeful parents is partnering with Obria and other agencies to empower and equip staff and volunteers with the knowledge and confidence to thoughtfully navigate adoption conversations.

 

In a research study done by the Guttmacher Institute in New York, the reasons most frequently cited for having an abortion were:

  • That having a child would interfere with a woman’s education, work or ability to care for dependents (74%)
  • That she could not afford a baby now (73%)
  • That she did not want to be a single mother or was having relationship problems (48%)

Realistically, everything achieved through having an abortion is also achievable through adoption.

 

Reasons Why Expectant Mothers Do Not Choose Adoption

 

Reason 1: It would be easier to have an abortion than to make an adoption plan for a child I have carried for nine months and will have bonded with.

Reality: “Adoption is not a natural choice, but the redemptive aspect of adoption is that an expectant parent has the power to choose the loving family in which her baby will grow,” said Mallory Fogas, owner of Arrow + Root. Every adoption is unique and often evolves over time, according to Fogas. There is now a new understanding about the importance of the Adoption Triad, which acknowledges the significance of the expectant mother and the needs of the adopted child.

 

Reason 2: Pregnancy soon becomes apparent to everyone, and I don’t want to be judged for “giving up” my baby.

Reality:  Adoption has been misrepresented as ‘giving up’ a child. In reality, the birth mother is actually giving her child a future by placing her baby in a family who will raise and nurture him.

 

Reason 3: Even if I go through with placing my baby for adoption, how can I be sure that my child will be safe?

Reality: Adoption is a legal, voluntary transference of parental rights from one parent to another. This is a permanent arrangement. Adoptive parents undergo a stringent process called a home study to ensure the child’s safety in their permanent home.

 

Reason 4: Adoption is abandonment.

Reality: An actual definition of “abandon” is: “to leave completely and finally; forsake utterly; desert”. A woman who chooses adoption is actively involved in making a plan for her child’s life. By doing this, she is choosing to participate in her child’s life.

For more information about pregnancy and receiving prenatal care, visit Obria Medical Clinics in Lawrenceville. If you are a birth parent considering adoption, you are valued, seen, and significant. You matter.

 

Dacula is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 4,442, and the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the population to be 5,330 as of 2015.

Morning-After Pill Peachtree Corners, GA

 

Morning-After Pill Peachtree Corners, GA

You may have heard of emergency contraception, often referred to as “the morning-after pill”.  Emergency contraception is a term used for medications taken after unprotected sex with the intent to prevent pregnancy.   There are generic brands of emergency contraception available, but the most common brand names are Plan B One-Step and ella.  They are two different types of medications.

Emergency contraception works in different ways to prevent pregnancy, depending on which medication is used and the time during the menstrual cycle that it is taken. These medications may stop or delay ovulation and change the quality of the cervical mucus.  They may also affect the lining of the uterus making the newly fertilized egg unable to implant and grow.  When pregnancy is stopped in this way it could be considered an abortion.

Emergency contraception may prevent pregnancy following unprotected sex, but it can fail even when used correctly, offers no protection from STDs, and should not be used for routine birth control.  The morning-after pill is not the same as the abortion pill.

Certain medications such as barbiturates or herbs like St. John’s Wort can reduce the effectiveness of the morning-after pill.  There is some evidence that the morning-after pill is less effective for women who are overweight or obese.

If you have questions about the morning-after pill and live near Peachtree Corners, GA we are here to help you. We’re just a phone call or a text away.

 

Plan B One-Step (Levonorgestrel)

Plan B One-Step is one of the types of emergency contraception also referred to as the morning-after pill.  It is intended to prevent pregnancy after a known or suspected contraceptive failure, unprotected intercourse, or forced sex. It contains large amounts of levonorgestrel, a progestin hormone found in some birth control pills. Depending on when during your cycle that you take it, Plan B One-Step may work by either preventing or delaying ovulation, or by interfering with the fertilization of an egg.  It may also prevent implantation of a fertilized egg in the uterus by altering the lining of the uterus. Some consider this the earliest form of abortion.

Plan B One-Step consists of one pill taken up to 72 hours after sex.  If taken within 72 hours, levonorgestrel can reduce the risk of pregnancy by up to 89%.  It is reported to be up to 95% effective if taken within 24 hours.  It is not as effective as regular contraception and should not be used as routine birth control.

Side effects may include changes in your period, nausea, lower abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, breast tenderness, and dizziness. If you do not get your period within 3-4 weeks, you should take a pregnancy test.  Do not take Plan B One Step if you suspect you may already be pregnant.  It will not stop the development of a baby that is already growing in the uterus.

It is possible that Plan B One-Step use may increase the risk for ectopic (tubal) pregnancy, a potentially life-threatening condition. Women who have severe abdominal pain may have an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy and should seek immediate medical attention.

Other brands of levonorgestrel emergency contraception are Next Choice One Dose, My Way, Aftera, and others.

ella (Ulipristal)

ella is an FDA-approved emergency contraceptive for use within 5 days of unprotected sex or contraceptive failure, which is why it is sometimes referred to as “the week after pill.”

ella is not available over the counter.  It is by prescription only.

Pregnancy from a previous sexual encounter should be ruled out before taking ella. It is to be used only once during a menstrual cycle and should not be used while breastfeeding.

ella may reduce the chance of pregnancy by preventing or postponing ovulation. It also may work by preventing a fertilized egg from implanting in the uterus, which is a very early abortion.  Ulipristal has similar biological effects to mifepristone, which is the abortion pill.   Both share the progesterone-blocking effect of disrupting the embryo’s attachment to the womb.

The most common adverse reactions of ella include headache, nausea, stomach (abdominal) pain, menstrual cramps, fatigue, and dizziness. Women who experience abdominal pain 3 to 5 weeks after using ella should be evaluated by a physician right away for an ectopic pregnancy.

Obria Medical Clinics near Peachtree Corners does not offer the morning-after pill (Plan B One Step or ella). The information on this page should be viewed as educational in nature only and not substituted for professional and/or medical advice.  You can call us to discuss your situation with our trained staff.

Sources:

“Morning-after Pill.” Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research, 8 June 2018, https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/morning-after-pill/about/pac-20394730.

Kaymak, Oktay et al. “Ectopic pregnancy following levonorgestrel emergency contraception: a case report.” Journal of the Turkish German Gynecological Association vol. 11,3 168-9. 1 Sep. 2010, doi:10.5152/jtgga.2010.29

A New Drug for Emergency Contraception: But Not in … https://www.chausa.org/docs/default-source/hceusa/ethical_currents—summer-2010.pdf?sfvrsn=2.

Levonorgestrel is a hormone that can be used for emergency contraception. Emergency contraception should not be used as a routine method of birth control. “Plan B (Morning-After Pill): Effectiveness and Side Effects.” WebMD, WebMD, https://www.webmd.com/sex/birth-control/plan-b.

Obria Medical Clinics

565 Old Peachtree Corners Road, Suite 200

Lawrenceville, GA  30046

Call or Text:  770-338-1680

Peachtree Corners is a city in western Gwinnett CountyGeorgia, United States. It is a northern suburb of Atlanta, and is the largest city in Gwinnett County, with an estimated population of 42,773 in 2016.[3] The city, bordered to the north and west by the Chattahoochee River, is located east of Dunwoody and south of Johns Creek. Peachtree Corners is the only one of Atlanta’s northern suburbs that was developed as a planned community.[4]

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