Abortion Pill (Medication Abortion)

Abortion Pill (Medication Abortion)

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, step… 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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How’s THIS for a Network?

Whether you are insured and struggling to find quality and vibrant in-network care or uninsured and and know you deserve top-notch healthcare, ThriVe’s FREE pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, STD tests, and women’s health resources ensure that you receive accurate, efficient, and confidential medical care. And how’s this for a network – in addition to ThriVe St…. Read More

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St. Louis ranked as Best Place to Live…by STDs?

Ok, don’t panic…but once again St. Louis tops the list of gonorrhea and chlamydia per capita in the United States according to CDC data. We’re at a statistical disadvantage here because this study compares counties, and St. Louis City is it’s own county. If you take into account the entire metro area (which some would… Read More

Just take the first step -MLK JR

Do This FIRST For Your Most Successful Day

“You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr. Sometimes good things start slow; pots of water gradually come to a boil, roller coasters crawl up a hill before letting loose on the curves, spring buds cautiously pop out before coming into full bloom. There is so… Read More