Pregnancy

Health Facts: Natural Cycles Fertility Awareness App

By NWHN Staff | Oct 24, 2018 | Comments Off on Health Facts: Natural Cycles Fertility Awareness App

Natural Cycles is a high-tech version of the classic rhythm method (also called natural family planning or the fertility awareness method) in which users track their ovulation cycles in order to avoid pregnancy. But an app does not = birth control.

Health Facts: Medication Abortion and Miscarriage

By NWHN Staff | Apr 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Health Facts: Medication Abortion and Miscarriage

The emotional experiences of a medication abortion and a spontaneously occurring miscarriage may be very different. There’s no right or wrong way to feel! But the physical process, risks, warning signs, potential complications, and treatments are the same.

What Kind of Birthing Choices Do Women Have Across the Country in Terms of Midwives?

By NWHN Staff | Mar 22, 2018 | Comments Off on What Kind of Birthing Choices Do Women Have Across the Country in Terms of Midwives?

The restrictions for Certified Midwives make the practice of midwifery inaccessible for many expecting parents. Some families who have used midwives have been charged with child abuse or neglect due to the regulations. And even if you live in a state where midwives practice legally, there could be insurance obstacles that block your access to these services.

What Are the Facts About Zika Virus?

By Ali Tweedt | Sep 7, 2017 | Comments Off on What Are the Facts About Zika Virus?

There is currently no vaccine to prevent contracting Zika virus or available medicine to treat it, so it’s important to take steps to protect yourself from the virus. The CDC recommends that pregnant women should not travel to areas with risk of Zika.

Getting Pregnant After 35

By Ali Tweedt | Aug 4, 2017 | Comments Off on Getting Pregnant After 35

Are there additional complications women should consider before conceiving in their mid-thirties?

Birth Control After Childbirth

By NWHN Staff | Jul 20, 2017 | Comments Off on Birth Control After Childbirth

It’s possible to become pregnant very soon after having a baby, so it’s important for new moms to think ahead about their postpartum birth control plan.

Who Cares? How Doulas Engage in Radical Acts of Kindness

By NWHN Staff | Jul 7, 2017 | Comments Off on Who Cares? How Doulas Engage in Radical Acts of Kindness

Kindness is not simply a soft skill; it is a powerful tool for changing lives for the better. Now more than ever, we find ourselves fielding questions about the necessity of doulas in the bigger picture of reproductive health services.

Is Medication Abortion a Safe Option to End an Unintended Pregnancy?

By Shaniqua Seth | Apr 20, 2017 | Comments Off on Is Medication Abortion a Safe Option to End an Unintended Pregnancy?

There are two abortion methods currently available: a procedure performed in an office or clinic, or an abortion brought on by taking FDA-approved medication. Both methods are safe and effective for ending a pregnancy.

Focus on the Needs of Pregnant and Nursing Women

By NWHN Staff | Jan 10, 2017 | Comments Off on Focus on the Needs of Pregnant and Nursing Women

There is a reason feminists have been declaring “the personal is political” for decades. We all go through peaks and dips in our feminist convictions as our experiences and exposures grow. Some days you might not think about being a feminist at all, while other days it might course through you with exhilaration, frustration, or maybe exhaustion.

Our View: Self-Managed Abortion with FDA-Approved Medication Is Safe and Effective

By NWHN Staff | Dec 5, 2016 | Comments Off on Our View: Self-Managed Abortion with FDA-Approved Medication Is Safe and Effective

Women should not have to see a doctor, or “get permission” from the medical community, before ending their pregnancy with safe and effective FDA-approved medications.