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Pregnancy FAQ

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What are the earliest signs that I am expecting?

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A pregnancy test is the way to know for sure. If it is too soon to get an accurate reading, then pay attention to the following signs of pregnancy:

    • Fatigue
    • Nausea
    • Frequent urination
    • Aversions to foods that you normally love
    • Morning sickness
    • Breast swelling and tenderness
    • A missed period if you are very regular with menstruation.

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How do I calculate due date?

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The average pregnancy lasts 280 days from the last menstrual period, or more precisely, 266 days following your last ovulation cycle (or approximately 40 weeks). This process is more of an estimation than an exact or definitive date of conception.

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Is it safe to have sex when pregnant?

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Yes. Unless your body is telling you otherwise or if a physician has given you orders not to. As you get closer to delivery the rule of thumb changes. Anatomically speaking, the amniotic sac, the uterus, and the mucus plug in the cervix all provide strong protection for your baby. Remember, some instances your doctor may tell you to abstain from intercourse especially if you are at risk for a premature labor, or if you suffer from placenta previa (the placenta is too close to the cervix), or vaginal bleeding.

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What to expect from my first checkup?

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Your first checkup often takes longer than the follow ups. Here are several things that make take place at your first check up:

      • A blood and urine test to confirm the pregnant and estimate due date
      • A medical history
      • A general physical health exam checking weight, blood pressure, heart, lung, pelvic, and breast health
      • A blood test to check for things like anemia, STDs, and antibodies, a pap smear and culture
      • A urine test to check for infection, sugar and protein levels
      • A discussion about your nutrition and lifestyle.

This is a list of what may happen. They’re concerned for your health and the babies health. So all the things that occur on this visit will be to ensure a healthy pregnancy, growing baby, and mother.

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Do I need to take prenatal vitamins?

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We say yes. Prenatal vitamins essential to a mother who is accommodating new demands on her body. Pregnancy is the process of growing a new life and in this process your body is providing the nutrients, vitamins, and minerals required for that process, while still providing your own body with its continued needs. Each person has different needs and additional requirements it is highly recommended you speak to your doctor or midwife about which prenatal is best for your life’s needs and pregnancy.

Ultrasound FAQ

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How does an ultrasound work?

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A ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves, inaudible to the human ear, transmitted through the abdomen via a device called a transducer. With prenatal ultrasound, the echoes are recorded and transformed into video or photographic images of your baby.

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What will I be able to see with an ultrasound?

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The ultrasound can be used during pregnancy to show images of the baby, amniotic sac, placenta, and ovaries. Major anatomical abnormalities or birth defects are visible on an ultrasound. However, Go Life ultrasounds are limited to showing a viable pregnancy and life-confirming information.

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Is ultrasound risky?

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The most common forms of abortion include:

  • Suction aspiration
  • Dilation and curettage (D&C)
  • RU-496, Methotrexate
  • Prostaglandin
  • Hysterectomy
  • Partial Birth abortion
 

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What is the prenatal ultrasound process and what can be identified?

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Most prenatal ultrasound procedures are performed topically, or on the surface of the skin, using a gel as a conductive medium to aid in the image quality. However, a trans-vaginal ultrasound is an alternative procedure in which a tubular probe is inserted into the birth canal. This method of ultrasound produces an enhanced image quality and often times additional information. It may be used early in pregnancy to get a clearer view of the uterus or ovaries if a problem is suspected. It can also be used to determine how far along you are in your pregnancy (gestational age). Trans-vaginal ultrasound is also used to evaluate the cervix for problems such as shortening which may increase your risk of early labor.

Abortion FAQ

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Are there any risks with an abortion?

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Absolutely. Abortion carries the risk of significant complications to include bleeding, infection, and internal organ damage. In extreme cases, even death has occurred from excessive bleeding, infection, and organ damage. Although death is rare, statisically, the later in the pregnancy the higher the death rate.

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Are there any long-term risks associated with an abortion?

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Although reporting is considered to be incomplete and biased, there are some risks to be aware of. Statistically, women who undergo one or more induced abortions carry a significantly increased risk of delivering prematurely in the future. In some scientific circles, there is even debate that there is a link between abortion and breast cancer.

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Is there an association between abortion and psychological problems?

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Women often experience a decrease in long-term emotional and physical health after having an abortion. Many studies suggest that there is a link between abortion and the following psychological impact: clinical depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol abuse, PTSD, suicidal thoughts and behaviors.

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What are the common forms of abortion?

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Mifeprex/Mifepristone (RU-486), Methotrexate, suction abortion, dilation and evacuation, induced abortion, & D&E. All forms of abortion carry some risk, such as bleeding, infection, damage to organs, and grief periods and even long term psychological impact. We believe in all cases that you should contact a professional before you decide to terminate a pregnancy.

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I don’t feel like I have an alternative. Is abortion is my only option?

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Yes you do. Consider parenting or adoption. We can help you with all the resources you need to start this journey. Please contact us

FAQ For Men

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What does the beginning of the pregnancy development process look like?

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All of these landmarks will be marked up against the first missed period. One week later, the baby’s heart starts to beat. Two weeks the baby is developing systems such as: the circulatory, digestive, nervous, reproductive, urinary. Even though the reproductive systems are developed two weeks after the first missed period, the gender is instantly defined when the sperm fuses the egg. Four weeks later, the tissue in the uterus can be microscopically identified as a full 46 chromosome human. Although there are 46 chromosomes at conception, not every cell has received that information at conception. It takes about 4 weeks for these sex cells to build the blueprint that will become your baby. After 2 missed periods, the baby has a 3 part brain and the baby has nearly all of the organs that will develop inside the mother’s uterus.

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Are there any complications with abortion?

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Unfortunately all medicine & treatments come with risk. Even good ones. But with abortion it is well documented that the procedure comes with short and long term complications. Immediate Complications can include: excessive bleeding, possibly complications requiring a hysterectomy, long-term bleeding, puncture or tearing of the womb, infection, cervical laceration, hepatitis, sterility, and infertility. Long-term Complications can include: guilt & personality shifts, future miscarriages, premature deliveries, tubal pregnancies, and even breast cancer.

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What are the different abortion methods?

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The most common forms of abortion include:

  • Suction aspiration
  • Dilation and curettage (D&C)
  • RU-496, Methotrexate
  • Prostaglandin
  • Hysterectomy
  • Partial Birth abortion
 

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Do I have rights as a Father?

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Make sure the woman carrying your child is not making rash, hasty, and ill planned decisions that could effect the current child and potential future child by this woman. Encourage the woman to take at least 48 hours to think through alternatives and to find out the true complications & consequences attached to an abortion. Make certain waivers are not signed excusing medical professionals from claims connected with abortion complications. These waivers are invalid. Stand beside the woman and help make decisions for that future child. Do not be treated like a potential father. You are a father and are in the process of having a child. Help the mother and create a place of safety and increase your knowledge about abortion, family, children, and become more stable in your daily life. Create for yourself an opportunity to be a father that has the resources, mental health, and know-how to raise a future child. No one has the answers on day one and not even after birth. In fact, you never have the answers. You will continue to learn, seek out professional & family help while creating a family environment that is conducive to raising a newborn child. This is your best defense against being treated like a non-factor when it comes to birth decisions. Support, protect, and get help. Don’t face these questions alone, let us help you.

Go Life Mobile Medical FAQ

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How Much Does It Cost?

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Our services are 100% free.

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How Do I Donate?

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Click here to donate online, or you can mail a donation, or visit the office. We would love to meet you.

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What are your hours of operation?

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Ultrasounds: 10-2 Monday – Friday

Monday – Thursday: 10 – 5

Friday: 10 – 2

Saturday: 7:30 – 11:30 (By appointment only)

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I Have A Positive Pregnancy Test At Home Will You Perform An Ultrasound?

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Yes.

However your pregnancy must be confirmed and proof of pregnancy given before the Ultrasound is performed.

It must also be at least 6 weeks from the first day of your last period.

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