What you need to know about chlamydia and gonorrhea
Tuesday 24th of May 2022 03:03:40 PM

Here is what you need to know about chlamydia and gonorrhea

Chlamydia is the most reported sexually transmitted infection (STI, sometimes also called STD for Sexually Transmitted Disease) in the United States. Its relative, gonorrhea, is the second most common STI. Both are caused by bacteria and can have disastrous, long-term consequences on a woman’s health. This is especially the case if she doesn’t receive treatment […]

Abortion Pill Online Missouri
Tuesday 24th of May 2022 03:03:40 PM

Is it legal to order the abortion pill online in Missouri?

The “abortion pill” comprises two separate medications: mifepristone and misoprostol. Traditionally, any woman who wanted to have an abortion had to receive the first pill (mifepristone) in person, delivered to her by a medical professional. But with the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, the FDA has relaxed its policies. It now allows medical abortion through telehealth […]

STIs and Pregnancy
Tuesday 24th of May 2022 03:03:40 PM

STIs and Pregnancy

STIs can be dangerous for anyone, especially pregnant women and their babies. Because they are so prevalent, it’s important to get tested if there is a chance that you may have been infected. At Lifeline, we care deeply about your reproductive and overall health. Therefore, we want to make sure you have all the tools […]

can i be pregnant again right after an abortion?
Tuesday 24th of May 2022 03:03:40 PM

Can I get pregnant again right after an abortion?

When symptoms of pregnancy seem to reappear soon after an abortion, many women are confused. “Could I be pregnant again that early?” is often the question they ask online or when they come to visit us. In this post, we are going to talk about the menstrual cycle, how quickly it can return after an […]

How early can I take abortion pill
Tuesday 24th of May 2022 03:03:40 PM

How early can I take the abortion pill?

When a woman finds out about an unplanned pregnancy, her first reaction might be to want to have a medication (also called chemical) abortion, because it is less medically intrusive than surgical abortion. Lifeline does not refer for nor provides abortion services, but we are committed to giving women all the latest, medically accurate information […]

Abortion Pill what to expect
Tuesday 24th of May 2022 03:03:40 PM

Abortion Pill: What to Expect?

Lifeline’s medical team reviewed this post.  In a previous blog post, we talked about how the abortion pill (or medication abortion, also referred to as RU-486) works. This new installment of our abortion pill blog series will discuss what you should expect from taking the abortion pill. Does it hurt? How long does the process […]

marijuana during pregnancy
Tuesday 24th of May 2022 03:03:40 PM

Is Marijuana Safe During Pregnancy?

Marijuana, cannabis, pot, weed… These terms all refer to the same flowering plant used for both its medicinal and recreational properties. The current Missouri law says that marijuana use is legal for patients with certain health conditions, but recreational use is not allowed. Nonetheless, the use of marijuana has been increasing widely in the United […]

What is preeclampsia
Tuesday 24th of May 2022 03:03:40 PM

What you should know about preeclampsia

You may have heard this term before, pronounced by your doctor or a fellow pregnant woman. But what exactly is preeclampsia and should you be concerned? More importantly, what can you start doing right now in order to stay safe? The ABC’s of preeclampsia: A like Associated: Preeclampsia is a condition associated with pregnancy. More […]

Missed period abortion pill
Tuesday 24th of May 2022 03:03:40 PM

Do I need to confirm pregnancy before taking the abortion pill?

Your period is late. You may have noticed it right away because your period is usually regular as clockwork, or maybe it took you some time to figure out that something was off. Now you are left wondering if this missed period means that you are pregnant. And although you are tempted to go take […]

Child Development and Well-Being: Dads matter
Tuesday 24th of May 2022 03:03:40 PM

Child Development and Well-Being: Dads Matter

From Chris Hayden in Gilmore Girls to Homer Simpson in The Simpsons, we all have come across this image of the lazy, incompetent, and let’s be honest – pretty useless dad on TV. So much that we are left wondering: “do dads even matter?”. The research has been slowly catching up on this, and its […]

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