Plan B & Other Emergency Contraceptives

  Emergency contraceptives, which are a form of birth control, are referred to by many names including the morning-after pill, “the pill”, Levonogestrel pill, Plan B One-Step®, Next Choice One Dose®, My Way®, EContra® EZ, Take Action®,  and Ella®.  They are not the same as RU486 (the abortion pill). The purpose of emergency contraception is to prevent pregnancy after unprotected … Continued

What To Expect On Your First Visit to Life Options

What to ExpectYou recently had sex and you’re concerned.Maybe you’re experiencing pregnancy-like symptoms. Maybe you’ve even missed your period.Or, after sex you’ve developed an itch and think you may have caught something. Maybe your partner tested positive for Chlamydia and you’re concerned you might have it too.Whatever the reason, you’re thinking it might be a good idea to come in. … Continued

Pregnancy In An Unhealthy Relationship

  Sometimes pregnancy comes at a time when your entire life seems to be spinning out of control.   You may be in an unhealthy or even violent relationship.  Your pregnancy may even be the result of a sexual encounter you didn’t choose.  No matter what is going on, it’s important to remember: You have options. You are stronger than your … Continued

My Friend Is Pregnant, What Should I Do?

  My Friend Is Pregnant An unexpected pregnancy can create a crisis situation for your friend.  She may be upset over missing her period or other pregnancy symptoms.  As her friend, you can help her understand her pregnancy and choices for her next steps by letting her know that Life Options is here to help.  Our medical staff and consultants … Continued

Can I Still Get Pregnant On Birth Control?

Have you missed a period? Or experienced breast tenderness, nausea, or strange cravings? If you are using birth control, you may be wondering if the symptoms you are experiencing mean that you might be pregnant, or if it’s just a side effect of the birth control. The fact is, it IS possible to get pregnant, no matter what type of … Continued

A Simple Yes

A simple yes led her out with a guy. A simple yes led her to go further than expected. A simple yes left her with a positive pregnancy result. At Life Options, we have been serving women and men in the Lower Yakima Valley since 1986 and we have heard this not-so-simple story countless times over the years: it was … Continued

Early Pregnancy Signs & Common Symptoms

Although the earliest signs of pregnancy vary from woman to woman and pregnancy to pregnancy, some of the more common symptoms include: Missed or late period Tender breasts Nausea (with or without vomiting) Fatigue or unusual tiredness Spotting Cramps Bloating Constipation Appetite change Thirstiness Food or odor aversions Frequent urination Heartburn Indigestion Minor aches, pains or discomforts Headaches Bleeding gums … Continued

Free Online Pregnancy Test & Quiz – Am I Pregnant? | 10 Common Signs

Wondering if you’re pregnant?  Take our free, online quiz to determine if you should take a pregnancy test. Are you late, or have you missed a period altogether? Experiencing spotting or cramping? Are your breasts tender? Are you experiencing fatigue or unusual tiredness? Is morning sickness or nausea an issue? Have you noticed a change in your appetite? Heartburn or … Continued

What Causes a False Positive or Negative Pregnancy Test?

Are you wondering if your pregnancy test results are right? Home pregnancy tests are convenient and easy to take, but there are many variances that could give you an incorrect result. A false positive pregnancy test means the test says you are pregnant, but you are NOT. [1] A false negative pregnancy test means the test says you are NOT pregnant, … Continued

She’s Pregnant, Now What?

You just found out your girlfriend is pregnant. She is weighing her options. What are your responsibilities? What’s the right thing to do? You have a lot to think about. What do you do? An unplanned pregnancy involves decisions that affect you for the rest of your life. As the father of this baby, you are not only involved, but you … Continued