Is the Morning-After Pill Over the Counter?
Is the Morning-After Pill Over the Counter

Is the Morning-After Pill Over the Counter?

Panic rushes over you as you realize your birth control method just failed, so you call your best friend, and she suggests you take the morning-after pill. You aren’t sure how to go about getting it, and you might be asking: “Is the morning-after pill over the counter?” “How does the morning-after pill work?” “Do… Read More

importance of healthy communication with your partner in the event of an unplanned pregnancy

The Importance of Healthy Communication With Your Partner in the Event of an Unplanned Pregnancy

You have hopes and dreams for your life, and you have goals you want to reach. Being pregnant wasn’t part of your plans, and now you’re bombarded with unwelcome emotions of fear and anxiety about what to do next. How do you communicate with your partner during an unplanned pregnancy? First, know you aren’t alone…. Read More

Are There Side Effects of the Morning-After Pill?

Are There Side Effects of the Morning-After Pill?

You’ve heard about the morning-after pill, but you haven’t been in a position to consider taking it before. But here you are, and you have questions.  It’s natural and wise to ask questions before taking medication, and you’re asking yourself if the morning-after pill is safe and if there are side effects of the morning-after… Read More

Dealing With Unplanned Pregnancy: Our Advice

Dealing With Unplanned Pregnancy: Our Advice

When you discover you’re unexpectedly pregnant, it can feel like you’re on a runaway train. Your emotions are high, and you feel out of control. Take a deep breath, and let’s talk about dealing with an unplanned pregnancy. Take One Step at a Time It’s too overwhelming to try to think about every scenario at… Read More

How to Tell Your Boyfriend You’re Pregnant

How to Tell Your Partner You’re Pregnant

The thought of telling your partner you’re pregnant can certainly bring a rush of emotion. However, if this was an unexpected pregnancy, sharing the news can be particularly nerve-wracking. You may be wondering how to bring up the discussion, where to tell him, and what to say. Tell Him You’re Pregnant Face-to-Face Put yourself in… Read More

Can You Reverse the Effects of the Abortion Pill

Can You Reverse the Effects of the Abortion Pill?

There is still a chance you can save your pregnancy if you’ve started the abortion pill process but have changed your mind. Making an unplanned pregnancy decision is one of the hardest things you’ve ever had to do. You gathered as much information as you could and considered how each of your options might impact… Read More

How Can Communication with Your Partner Help in the Event of an Unplanned Pregnancy

How Can Communication with Your Partner Help in the Event of an Unplanned Pregnancy?

An unplanned pregnancy can throw anyone into a world of instant uncertainty. You never imagined making these hard decisions or having these necessary conversations with your partner right now. One thing that can help you navigate your unexpected pregnancy often gets overlooked: communication. In the content below, we define and discuss how communication can help… Read More


4 Reasons to Monitor Your Reproductive Health

Imagine what the world would be like if people could no longer reproduce. We couldn’t continue to exist. That’s why the reproductive system is such an important system in the body. Thankfully, we live in a time of increasing awareness about maintaining our health. We have more access to information, and we better understand how… Read More

What Will the Abortion Pill Cost Me?

The Abortion Pill Cost

You can’t believe it. You’re pregnant. You didn’t expect this, and you never saw yourself in this situation. A thousand questions are swirling through your mind like: What am I going to do? What are my options? How much will these options cost? At Thrive St. Louis, we have licensed medical professionals and caring advocates… Read More

4 Benefits of a No Cost Women’s Clinic

Think you might be pregnant? Maybe you already took a home pregnancy test, and the results were positive. If you weren’t expecting to be pregnant, you probably feel overwhelmed right now. As you think about what to do next, you may do some research online. Many clinic choices pop up, so how do you choose… Read More

Abortion Health and Safety: What You Need to Know Before You Decide

Abortion Health and Safety: What You Need to Know Before You Decide

No woman wants to be in a position to make a decision about an unexpected pregnancy. You feel suddenly thrown into an unfamiliar world of pressure, confusion, and unreliable advice. In the midst of the chaos, there is good news. You can be empowered to make a confident decision with accurate and unbiased information. At… Read More

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Are There Pregnancy Symptoms Before a Missed Period?

Sometimes you might feel just a little bit “off.” Or maybe it’s your intuition that’s kicking in. It might be because —oops!— you forgot to use contraception. Whatever the case, there are times that you might be wondering, “Are there pregnancy symptoms before a missed period?” If you are worried that you are pregnant, and… Read More

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Why an Ultrasound Should be Part of Your Pregnancy Decision

You’ve taken one, two, three home pregnancy tests and they all indicate the same thing: you’re pregnant. Being pregnant isn’t part of your plan, and now you may be wondering what to do next. No matter how accurate home pregnancy tests claim to be, they are not definitive indicators of a viable pregnancy. So, the… Read More

What to Know About the Abortion Pill

What to Know About the Abortion Pill

Each year, more than 2.8 million women find themselves unexpectedly pregnant. These women might have some difficult decisions to face as they learn more about their options. While the “abortion pill,” (a medication-induced abortion) can seem like the simplest and most inexpensive way to end an unwanted pregnancy, this medication carries some serious physical and emotional… Read More

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Reasons For a Missed Period, Other Than Pregnancy

When you’ve missed your period and don’t want to be pregnant, it seems like the whole world comes crashing down on you. This could change the path you’ve chosen for yourself and it’s normal to have a rush of emotions. Did you know there are reasons for a missed period, other than pregnancy? At Thrive… Read More

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3 Not-So-Obvious Signs You’re Not in a Healthy Relationship

When it comes to relationships, some red flags are more obvious than others. For example, excessive jealousy, violent reactions, and controlling behavior are obvious ones. But some signs are more subtle, and knowing them can help you avoid staying in an unhealthy relationship. Keep reading for 3 signs that you’re not in a healthy relationship… Read More

how much is an abortion in missouri

How Much is an Abortion in Missouri?

If you just found out you’re pregnant, it can be tough to think about your options. You may be worried about the future, especially if you don’t have support from a partner, friends or family. At some point, you may find yourself searching on the web, “how much is an abortion in Missouri?” The answer… Read More

Unexpected Pregnancy: Making a Decision

Unexpected Pregnancy: Making a Decision

You’ve taken the home pregnancy test and watched the result come back positive. This isn’t what you planned. What now? An unexpected pregnancy is an experience so many women share, and yet most feel very alone when they read the result. Your stomach might have felt like it dropped to the floor. Life might not… Read More

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Determine Your Risk Factors Before an Abortion

Finding out that you’re pregnant isn’t always a happy occasion. Sometimes it’s unplanned and you feel like your whole world is falling apart. When that’s the case, it’s hard to see the future the way you’ve always imagined it would be. As you struggle not to panic, you might be on your phone, looking at… Read More

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STD Testing Before an Abortion

As if facing an unplanned pregnancy isn’t enough, you also have to think about whether or not you have a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Knowing your status as well as STD testing before an abortion is critical. When asked if it’s a possibility, most people would say, “No way, I don’t have an STD. I… Read More

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Step by Step: How to Face the Future with an Unexpected Pregnancy

An unexpected pregnancy isn’t what you wanted, and now you aren’t sure how to face the future. It’s really hard to get past the anxiety when something so big is looming just ahead. But you’re stronger than you realize right now, and you WILL be able to handle this. During all the uncertainty, there’s a… Read More

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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

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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

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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

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