Discovering you’re pregnant as a teenager can be a scary time indeed. You’re horrified that this has happened to you. All of the unknowns come rushing at you causing pain and emotional turmoil. How do I tell my parents? What about school? Why am I so sick? What will my boyfriend say? What will my friends say? WHAT AM I GOING TO DO? If you are a teenager and you’re pregnant, you are in a crisis. Whether the pregnancy is intentional or not, the stress of the situation still exists.
Wondering if you’re pregnant or not and waiting to find out can feel like torture. Taking a home pregnancy test is often the first course of action. These easily available tests are no substitute for a doctor’s care, of course – and even a negative pregnancy test can be [...]
Could I Be Pregnant? I’ve been having all these weird symptoms... Am I pregnant or is this just my imagination? Am I freaking out for nothing? If you have been noticing some changes to your body, you are probably eager to get some answers. Some typical symptoms of pregnancy [...]
How Can I Support My Pregnant Girlfriend? Pregnancy can be an overwhelming experience for women and at times, it can prove to be an emotional challenge for them. Generally, women are more emotional than men are and often fall prey to their rapidly changing emotions, especially in pregnancy. In case [...]
How to Tell My Parents I’m Pregnant For many teens, it can be extremely difficult to communicate to their parents that they are pregnant because they're scared of the reaction they’re going to receive, and while there is no right way to do that, here are two things that can [...]
Teenage Pregnancy? We are here to help According to the American Pregnancy Association, teen pregnancy is defined as a pregnancy that occurs when a woman is under the age of 20. While going through a teen pregnancy is not the easiest, it is surely possible. It may come with a [...]
No one ever dreams of being in a relationship that is dangerous, toxic or unhealthy; however, many of us still find ourselves in that situation. It usually doesn’t start out that way- many things that we later realize were warning signs seemed cute or romantic when they first started. This [...]
Does it matter if men communicate support to the mother of their children from the beginning of the pregnancy? Do men actually think that support and their presence matter during the nine month pregnancy as they wait for that beautiful baby girl or boy to adorn their world? When men have seen generational unavailability or non-involvement in their lives, does that mean it should be the norm? See our latest blog from the perspective of a father.
I was planning to have an abortion, but miscarried. Why do I feel so sad? Whether you realized it or not, the moment you found out you were pregnant an emotional bond began between you and your baby. That emotional bond was broken when you miscarried, leaving you with pregnancy loss feelings that need to be recognized and expressed.
Gateway Campus offers support to women who have had an abortion, and want to forget about it, but they can’t. Gateway serves men and women in the Raleigh, North Carolina area with trained and compassionate staff.