Is Adoption A Good Choice?

Are you or someone you know struggling with a crisis pregnancy?  If you just found out you’re in a crisis pregnancy, your mind is reeling. You don’t want your life to come to a grinding halt and you don’t know if you can adequately care for a child. You have several options to choose from, but one that isn’t talked about as often is A D O P T I O N. Is it a good option for you and your unborn child? You can choose your child's family. Many adoption agencies work with you to help you choose an adoptive family. They carefully vet families to ensure your baby will grow up with a good family who will provide for him or her; not only financially but emotionally and physically.  Through the adoption agency you choose, you can view profiles of adoptive families to find a match with qualifications you want. You can choose how much contact you want with your child. If you want to watch your child grow up, you can choose an open adoption so you can have ongoing visits ...

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Dad's Matter

Sunday we celebrate Father’s Day, the day of the year when we recognize our fathers and thank them for the impact they have had on our life. Or perhaps we mourn for our father who is no longer with us. Or maybe we grieve for the father that was never really a father to us at all. Or perhaps you are struggling with wondering if you are being the father you are called to be and the father that your kids need. Wherever you are on this Father’s Day, our hope is that the men of today would understand that they matter, and they make more of a difference then they might ever know. Our hope is that you would be encouraged and become equipped to be all that you can be as a father! How do we know Dads matter? The facts tell us! “Children from fatherless homes are more likely to be poor, become involved in drug and alcohol abuse, drop out of school, and suffer from health and emotional problems.” Research tells us that "More than 20 million children live in a home without the physical pre ...

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Miscarriage.

As a medical clinic we not only get to share in the joy of life and subsequent birth of many of our clients, but we’re also there to comfort, console and counsel women who deal with loss through miscarriage. Although the term may be very familiar to you, unless you have personally had a miscarriage the physical, mental, and emotional pain that goes along with it may be hard for you to understand.   What is a miscarriage?  Miscarriage is a somewhat loaded term — possibly suggesting that something was amiss in the carrying of the pregnancy. This is rarely true. Miscarriage is a spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before the 20th week.  Approximately 10-20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, however the actual number could be much higher because many pregnancy losses occur before a woman even knows she is pregnant (Mayo Clinic, 2013).  In 2008, the United States CDC reported that 1,118,000 out of 6,578,000 total pregnancies ended in miscarriage (National Vital Statistics Repo ...

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How Far Along Are You?

If you’ve ever volunteered at our Center, taken a tour or even dropped by and chatted with someone from the nursing staff, then chances are you’ve probably seen the Pale Yellow pregnancy dating wheel. It’s something that we use for quick, probable dating based on a women’s last menstrual period. In and of itself, pregnancy dating can be confusing but most women want to know exactly how far along they are even before they see their OB-GYN.                                                                                                                                                              &nb ...

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Could You Be a Peer Mentor?

Mentors make a huge difference in the lives of clients and the children whom they save. If you're not sure whether or not you're mentor material, answer the following questions for yourself. If you'd like more information, just give us a call!


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Don't Delay! Sign Up Now for the 5K

It’s not too early to sign up for the Second Annual Life Line Pregnancy Care Center’s Run for Life. This run takes place on the Loop at Wrightsville Beach. If you’re not up for running, that’s okay as walkers are also welcomed. The $25 registration fee will raise money to provide free services to women in New Hanover County and surrounding communities. All donations are tax deductible.


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How to Tell Your Family That You’re Pregnant

"I'm pregnant." Those two words represent a transformation of not just two lives, but the lives of all of those around them. There is no easy way to tell family, the father, and friends that you are unexpectedly pregnant. It takes time to process, and often it is more difficult to share the news with those closest to you. Following is some useful information that will help you break the news.

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What Is It Like To Have An Abortion?

When a woman experiences an unplanned pregnancy, her mind is flooded with questions:  How can I care for this child? How can I afford this baby? How will my parents or the baby’s father react? These women feel as if no one understands or cares about what they’re going through. As a result, many go through with an abortion. While it’s important to know the medical details about how abortion is performed, it’s equally important to consider the emotional implications of this procedure. Following are quotes from women who have had abortions, explaining the experience. 

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Resources For New Teen Moms

An unplanned pregnancy is frightening. The thought of being responsible for the care, feeding, and development of another human being is overwhelming, but it’s also overwhelmingly rewarding. Many new teen moms are not aware of the resources that are available locally to help them. At Life Line Pregnancy Center, we want new mothers to realize that they’re not alone. From our dedicated counselors to parenting classes, we can guide and direct you to the information you need. Read on to discover the resources available to you in New Hanover County.

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Five Tips For New Moms

There is no job more frightening – or more rewarding—than being a first-time mom. While you may have read tons of books or surfed the internet for information, you’ll soon discover that no two babies are alike, and what may ease one infant to sleep for a long afternoon nap may have no effect on a colicky baby who cries until 2 a.m. So here are some true-and-tested tips for new moms!

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