How Abortion Works

How Abortion Works

If you just found out you’re unexpectedly pregnant, you probably have a lot on your mind. Digging your way past all the emotions, the panic, and the fear takes some time, but you can do it. Once you’ve found some calm, it’s time to look at your options. If you’re considering an abortion, it’s best to… Read More

How To Get Free Diapers For Up To A Year

Diapers, formula, clothes, stroller, crib, toys…it all adds up! If you’re expecting or expecting to expect, any money you can save now will help you in the long run. Free diapers for up to a year might sound like a scam, but we promise this is not a drill. Read on to find out how… Read More

Unplanned Pregnancy? Come For a Free Pregnancy Test

When you’re afraid you’re pregnant, nothing seems to be as easy as it should be, especially taking a pregnancy test. Sometimes even getting your hands on one is hard, because they can be expensive and not everyone has enough extra cash to buy one. Of course, if you had one then you could rip it… Read More

Possible Signs of Pregnancy

When you’re worried that you might be pregnant, it’s easy to let panic and fear take over. This is normal. Anxiety should be expected, but don’t let it rule you. Sure, it’s scary, but set that aside for a few minutes and consider the signs of pregnancy. Common Early Signs of Pregnancy According to Mayo… Read More

What Getting Tested Is Actually Like

What Getting Tested Is Actually Like

For whatever reason, there seems to be a lot of mystery when it comes to ‘getting tested’ or ‘knowing your status.’ Where do you go? How much does it cost? How do they test you? Will they have to look at my private parts? The truth is, STD/STI testing isn’t scary at all. And it’s… Read More

Missed Period: Am I Pregnant?

Missed Period: Am I Pregnant?

A missed period is a moment that some women dread. Anxiously waiting for that time of the month, going to the bathroom in anticipation, and experiencing the growing stress — things no women want to experience. Unfortunately, missed periods happen, and they happen frequently. In fact, around 45% of pregnancies in the United States are… Read More

Free Pregnancy Test Clinic

Free Pregnancy Test Center

Home pregnancy tests can be expensive and, occasionally, unreliable, especially if they are expired. Even more, standing in front of the dozens of different brands of tests at the pharmacy, how do you know which one is the right one for you?

A Patient's Decision After These Long Difficult Weeks

A Patient’s Decision After These Long Difficult Weeks

For some women, an unplanned pregnancy can be scary. And the decision to follow can be even scarier. For one patient (we’ll call her patient “S”), it took several weeks to decide what to do.

Where Do You Get an Abortion in St. LouisWhere Do You Get an Abortion in St. Louis

Where Do You Get an Abortion in St. Louis?

Faced with an unplanned pregnancy, there can be a lot of things that run through your mind. The shock can lead to disbelief, until you look at the test again. If you are looking for an abortion in St. Louis because you aren’t ready to be a parent, you may feel alone and unsure which… Read More

Unplanned Pregnancy Help

Unplanned Pregnancy Help

When you’re not prepared for a pregnancy, facing the possibility of parenthood in the near future can be extremely overwhelming. During this time, anxiety is natural. It’s common to think through all of your options, considering the challenges of a future you never saw coming. Finding the right help can be absolutely essential. Unwanted Pregnancy… Read More

Why This Patient's Ultrasound Was Fist Bump Worthy

Why This Patient’s Ultrasound Was Fist Bump Worthy

It’s one thing to find out you’re pregnant, but it’s another to find out you’re having twins. For some women, finding out they’re pregnant comes with a bit of stress. Parenting is a big life change! That’s why we offer our Parent University program. During the program, our patients gain parenting knowledge and earn free… Read More

Where Do You Get an Abortion?

Where Do You Get an Abortion?

Unplanned pregnancy is anything but easy. The shock that comes with a positive test and the anxiety that accompanies a major life change can be intense. Many women consider abortion in the days and weeks following a pregnancy test, especially those who don’t yet feel ready to become a parent. However, this may be a… Read More

The One Time It’s Okay To Get Into A Stranger's Van

The One Time It’s Okay To Get Into A Stranger’s Van

We know what you’re thinking…we’ve got to be crazy, right? Well, we’re not talking about just any stranger’s van. We’re talking about ThriVe’s Mobile Medical Centers! WHAT’S INSIDE? It might seem sketchy, but we promise it’s not. Our Mobile Medical Centers are like a miniature version of a medical exam room. They have everything we… Read More

One Patient's Reason For Tears In The Ultrasound Room

One Patient’s Reason For Tears In The Ultrasound Room

For some women, a positive pregnancy test is the cause of serious stress. For others, it’s a dream  come true. Here at ThriVe, we see lots of both types of women. That’s why we have programs and resources to help both! Recently, one of our Nurse Sonographers got to witness a dream come true… A… Read More

Pregnancy Options When You Don't Know What to Do

Pregnancy Options When You Don’t Know What to Do

When you think about it, the average woman spends 3/4 of her life trying to avoid an unplanned pregnancy. Unfortunately, even the best efforts can fail. Statistically, a large percentage of pregnancies in the U.S. are classified as an “unintended” pregnancy. Although each unexpected pregnancy is different, the physical and emotional effects can be immediate and hard… Read More

Three Pre-Abortion Screening Facts You Need to Know  

The earliest signs of pregnancy are often very similar to the symptoms of PMS. This can make it tough to know whether you’re really pregnant or not. If you think you might be pregnant, it’s important to learn about your options before you make any big decisions. Read on for three facts you need to… Read More

6 Reasons Women Don’t Get Tested For STDs Like They Should

6 Reasons Women Don’t Get Tested For STDs Like They Should

We get it, but #3 is the worst! Can you relate to any of these?   #1 “There’s no way I have anything.” Here’s the deal: sexually transmitted diseased (STDs), also referred to as sexually transmitted infections (STIs), don’t discriminate. If you’re sexually active, getting tested is the only way to know for sure. In… Read More

The Abortion Pill in St. Louis: What It Means for You

The Abortion Pill in St. Louis: What It Means for You

Let’s face it: the first emotion many women experience when seeing the second line appear on their pregnancy stick is fear. Fear of parenthood. Fear of financial security. Fear of telling the father. Fear of getting pregnant at the wrong time. Even those who were hoping and planning find themselves facing at least a little… Read More

Abortion St. Louis: What You Need to Know

Abortion St. Louis: What You Need to Know

When you’re seeking an abortion in St. Louis, you may feel as though you’ve already thought through all of your options. However, even if you’ve made your decision, it’s always helpful to consider your next steps in a supportive environment. Read on to learn about three important abortion facts before you make a final decision… Read More

First Pregnancy Symptoms

First Pregnancy Symptoms

For many women, a positive test is the first unmistakable indication of pregnancy. A relatively fail-safe way to determine whether or not you are expecting, pregnancy tests are more accurate than not, helping you to identify the reality of the future that lies ahead. However, a test isn’t necessarily the only way to determine your… Read More

When Considering Abortion Pill Prices

When Considering Abortion Pill Prices

If you’re considering abortion, you’re not alone. Every day, countless women across the country worry about the pressures of unplanned pregnancy, like the available procedures, the price of getting an abortion, the price of carrying to term, and parenting. But did you know that more goes into an abortion than simply making an appointment with… Read More

Unexpectedly Pregnant? Now What?

Unexpectedly Pregnant? Now What?

An unplanned pregnancy can instantly make you feel alone or unprepared. You may find yourself withdrawing from your loved ones, because you’re worrying about the tough decisions ahead. Fortunately, we’re here for YOU. At Thrive St. Louis, we’re here to help you work through your pregnancy options. We offer options counseling, free pregnancy testing, and other… Read More

Where to Seek Unplanned Pregnancy Help

Where to Seek Unplanned Pregnancy Help

For women who aren’t quite ready to be parents, there are few things scarier than facing an unplanned pregnancy. From the moment a second line appears on the test, it feels almost as if your life flashes before your eyes: all of the plans you had in your mind for the near future, from seeing… Read More

Looking for Abortion Clinics in St. Louis?

Looking for Abortion Clinics in St. Louis? What You Should Know

If you have recently discovered you are unexpectedly pregnant, you may be considering abortion as one of your options. Unfortunately, rushing into this choice before confirming the pregnancy or understanding certain health risks can cause more problems. In fact, up to 50 percent of women who have had an abortion report experiencing unknown health and risk… Read More

The Importance of Confirming an Unplanned Pregnancy

The Importance of Confirming an Unplanned Pregnancy

If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may find it tough to concentrate on a single thought long enough to evaluate your options. Although around half of all pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned, each one can throw the prospective parents-to-be into a panic, especially those who don’t have much personal or financial support during… Read More