My boyfriend wants me to get an abortion. What do I do?
Boyfriend wants an abortion

My boyfriend wants me to get an abortion. What do I do?

Finding out you are pregnant can ignite many strong, and sometimes conflicting, emotions in both you and your partner.  If you are unexpectedly pregnant, you might be feeling a lot of pressure from your partner to choose abortion. But maybe you’re not sure that’s what you want. Pressure from those you love can make the… 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

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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

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. 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. Below are a few suggestions on how to tell… Read More

Making an Informed Abortion Decision

Making an Informed Abortion Decision

If you are pregnant, Thrive St. Louis is here. From laboratory-grade pregnancy tests to confidential counseling, our caring, compassionate team can help you make a confident choice when it comes to an unexpected pregnancy and an informed abortion decision. Considering Your Options Despite the anxiety, stress, and pressure you may be feeling, it’s important to… 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… 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

3 Signs You Might Be Pregnant

3 Signs You Might Be Pregnant (and how to know for sure)

3 Signs You Might Be Pregnant (and how to know for sure). 

1. You’re still waiting on your period. It doesn’t hit you until you randomly notice the date on your phone, but you’re pretty sure its been more than a month since your last period. No worries! There are a few reasons your body… 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 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

The Abortion Pill

What is the abortion pill? The abortion “pill” (medication abortion) is more than just a pill. It is a two-step regimen, approved by the FDA, intended to end an early pregnancy (10 weeks or less from the first day of your last menstrual period).   How does the abortion pill work? According to the FDA,… 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

Before You Consider Abortion

Before You Consider Abortion

When you find yourself facing an unplanned pregnancy, it’s not uncommon to feel anxious and frightened. In fact, it’s not uncommon to want to do whatever it takes to put your situation behind you as quickly as possible. Thrive St. Louis is here to walk you through some important steps when considering abortion. Learn more… 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 you’re not in a healthy relationship and… Read More

What Getting Tested Is Actually Like

What Getting Tested For STDs Is Actually Like

For whatever reason, there seems to be a lot of mystery when it comes to ‘getting tested for STDs’ 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…. Read More

Free Pregnancy Test Clinic

Free Pregnancy Test

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?

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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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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

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 it work?” “Do I need… 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

Unexpectedly Pregnant? Now What?

What are my pregnancy options?

An unexpected 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… Read More

Pregnancy Symptoms: What To Expect

Early Pregnancy Symptoms: What to Expect

While most television pregnancy discoveries are marked by a sudden and inconvenient bout of morning sickness or a missed menstrual period, outside of Hollywood, pregnancies can be much more circumspect. You may have never had a consistent period, or you are afraid to take a pregnancy test for fear of what the answer may be… 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

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

Healthy Communication With Your Partner During an Unexpected 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

Dealing With Unplanned Pregnancy: Our Advice

Dealing With Unplanned Pregnancy

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 unexpected pregnancy. Take One Step at a Time It’s too overwhelming to try to think about every scenario at… Read More