What’s the Difference Between a Blood and Urine Pregnancy Test?

Difference Between hCG and UPT testing

Blood and urine pregnancy tests are similar in that they test for pregnancy by detecting human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) in a woman’s body. Keep reading to learn more about these tests. What is hCG? Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) is a hormone produced in pregnancy by the placenta. Once an embryo implants, around 6-10 days after

Preventing Pregnancy

Preventing Pregnancy

Birth control, condoms, Mountain Dew? There are plenty of myths and ways to “not get pregnant” out there but there is nothing that will completely prevent pregnancy. “I won’t get pregnant the first time I have sex.” This is such a misconception among young people. Any type of sexual intercourse between a man and a woman,

Ultrasounds Saves Women’s Lives

Why do I need an ultrasound? This is one of the biggest questions we get from our clients. There are two main reasons ultrasounds are completely necessary during pregnancy. Ultrasounds determine how far along a woman is in her pregnancy. This timeline determines the choices available to the woman. During the ultrasound appointment, a nurse

Am I pregnant?

Are you thinking – am I pregnant? It is impossible to confirm you are pregnant based on symptoms. Some women have morning sickness and headaches, some have mood swings and cramping. It can sometimes be difficult to distinguish menstruation symptoms and pregnancy symptoms. Below are listed some of the more common and well-known pregnancy symptoms but

Fathers, Pack the Bag and Start the Car: Here Comes Baby

After nine months of pregnancy and all the anticipation and excitement, the big day is near. As you and your baby’s mother prepare for your voyage into parenthood, it’s critical to keep her hospital bag in mind and to pack it accordingly. Having a bag packed in advance with all the necessities can make her time in

Healthy Pregnancy

If you have found yourself in an unplanned pregnancy or in a planned pregnancy, it is important to educate yourself on staying healthy during this time. Not only does your body need you to stay healthy, but also your baby. The following these tips from Parents.com help ensure a safe and healthy prenatal development. Prenatal

Drinking & Pregnancy

Do not drink alcohol after finding out you are pregnant or if you are trying to get pregnant. Alcohol can cause problems for you and your baby, even before you know you are pregnant. HOW DOES DRINKING AFFECT YOUR BABY’S HEALTH?  There is no safe time to drink alcohol during pregnancy. This includes wine, wine

Smoking & Pregnancy

Preventing Pregnancy

Most understand the health risks that come with smoking and it is understood how hard it is to give up smoking. Women who are pregnant are not only putting themselves in health risks position but also their babies. According to studies, smoking before and during pregnancy is the single most preventable cause of illness and

Can The Baby Feel The Abortion?

Does a baby feel the abortion? This is one of the most important questions we get asked at Choices. In the past, it was thought that unborn babies did not develop proper nerve cells to feel any pain at all. There was a question if babies even felt pain after birth. Thanks to recent studies,

Earn While You Learn Program

Earn While You Learn Program

What is the Earn While You Learn Program at Choices? Choices Chattanooga offers a program for new parents. The program takes mothers and fathers through a series of parenting videos. Each time a mom or dad comes for a session, he/she receives “Baby Bucks” to use at the baby boutique at Choices. The boutique has

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