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When Did I Get Pregnant?

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Is this a worrisome and stressful question that has been repeated over and over in your mind since the day you saw the positive lines on a pregnancy test? If so, kick your feet back and scroll down. This one is for you!

Through the years of working as a pregnancy center nurse, I have been met with this question many times. “When did I get pregnant?” If we are being honest, it is not an unlikely circumstance for men and women in this day to be sexually active with more than one partner. When pregnancy occurs in casual relationships, it can cause great stress for the man and woman in determining when the pregnancy occurred.

But there is good news! We are going to break down this question today. The first thing we need to do is define some key words.

  1. What is Ovulation?

“Ovulation occurs when your ovary releases an egg. It happens around the 14th day of a 28-day menstrual cycle.” [1]

  1. What is Conception?

According to the Cleveland Clinic, “Conception happens when sperm swims up through the vagina and fertilizes an egg in the fallopian tube. It happens in the hours or days after you have unprotected sex. After conception, the fertilized egg implants into the uterus and a pregnancy begins.” [2]

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Tiny but Mighty: 1st Trimester Chronicles

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You are living your normal day to day life and then all of a sudden, your heart falls to your stomach. You realize you can’t remember the last time you had a period and have recently been sexually active.

You take a pregnancy test and see the positive test results. Maybe you are excited! Maybe you are scared. Maybe you are depressed. Maybe you are in complete shock and have no idea what to do next.

The shock slowly wears off. You begin to picture your life with a little baby. You realize that you feel great! You must be one of the lucky ones with no pregnancy symptoms, right? But then you enter into your sixth week of pregnancy and BAM!

  • Nausea
  • “Morning sickness” that is really ALL day sickness
  • Food aversions
  • Frequent urination
  • Insomnia
  • Breast tenderness
  • Intense emotions

[To name a few…] All of a sudden, you definitely feel pregnant! Are these normal signs of pregnancy? Is everything ok?

Let’s talk about it!

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Finding Hope in a New Year

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According to the Oxford Dictionary, hope is defined as a feeling of expectation and desire for a certain thing to happen.”

As I reflect on the year 2023, I have seen a lot of hope found and a lot of hope lost.

I have walked with many women down many journeys on this ultrasound table you see above.

As I performed an ultrasound this year, one young woman stated “I had lost hope,” as she looked with astonishment at the ultrasound screen. She saw a baby that she was told she would never have naturally. She told me she had lost hope in ever having a baby naturally after years of trying.

She found hope that day.

Another young woman sat on this same ultrasound table and was reviewing her pregnancy history with me. While gathering this history, she explained that only a few months prior to this ultrasound appointment, she had lost hope in her situation. She did not believe she could parent a baby and chose to have an abortion. With lots of love I asked, How are you doing?” Her response was wordless but the newly formed tears said it all. She was experiencing major regret.

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Why do I need an in-person visit before making a pregnancy decision?

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When it comes to pregnancy planning, universally, there are three options. 1. Parenting 2. Abortion 3. Adoption -Open -Semi-open -Closed When undecided on what pregnancy plan to choose, it is important to collect vital information. At an in-person appointment at a pregnancy center, you will have the opportunity to: 1. Verify your pregnancy with a &...

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February Means Love

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The month of February is centered all around love! Everything is pink and red. We hide our stash of chocolate in the cabinet where no one can find it. Some of us turn on a good Nicholas Sparks movie or flip open a good romance novel. Why, oh why, do we always go for the tear jerkers?? Here at Life Line Sampson, our mission centers around love year ...

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It's National Volunteer Appreciation Month!

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April is National Volunteer Appreciate Month and we are incredibly grateful for our volunteers at LLS! Our volunteers dedicate their time and services to our center, clients, and community. They do behind the scenes work that includes trainings, webinars, at-home scheduling, and so much more. In the pregnancy center line of work, prayer is also a n...

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Does His Voice Matter?

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As a foster parent & youth leader, I see the effects of fatherless homes every day. The hard truth is that children are growing up without a father more frequently today than ever before & it shows. Women and young mothers are struggling to be both, mother and father. Nice parent & mean parent. Friend & authority figure. The roles i...

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The Right to Know: Can I Reverse an Abortion?

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The answer is yes! If you have started the first step of the Abortion Pill process but have not taken the second pill, you may be able to save your baby. This process is called the Abortion Pill Reversal or APR found here: https://www.abortionpillreversal.com/abortion-pill-reversal/overview . Though, there are no guarantees, if the APR process is s...

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