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Pro-life leader dispels myths about crisis pregnancy centers

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Crisis pregnancy centers are indispensable institutions in the pro-life movement, with these organizations diligently working to connect pregnant women with much-needed resources.

But pregnancy care centers often find themselves in the crosshairs of pro-choice advocates who ardently push back against the aim, mission, and activities undertaken by these groups.

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This can often yield myths and misconceptions — inaccuracies that Savannah Marten, executive director at The Pregnancy Center of Greater Toledo, a pregnancy care center in Toledo, Ohio, sought to correct in a recent appearance on “Politely Rude With Abby Johnson” on the Edifi Podcast Network.

“Pregnancy centers have been around pretty much since Roe v. Wade became law of the land,” Marten told host Abby Johnson, noting that there was an almost instant reaction to the

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Hilary’s Pregnancy Isn’t Giving Me Baby Fever [Video]

Not part of her plan. Haylie Duff isn’t feeling a need to expand her family as pregnant sister Hilary Duff prepares to welcome baby No. 3.

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The Christmas Belle actress, 35, hasn’t been hit with a wave of baby fever yet — even though she and fiancé Matt Rosenberg have previously floated the potential of having another child. Haylie and the entrepreneur got engaged in April 2014 before welcoming daughters Ryan and Lulu in May 2015 and June 2018, respectively.

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“You know, I’m going to get [Hilary’s] babies, so that should be enough for me,” Haylie told Us Weekly exclusively on Thursday, December 10, while promoting her holiday partnership with Hellmann’s. “We toy [with] the idea and then I think to myself, like, ‘Oh, my gosh, Lulu is so crazy. She’s 2. What

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Keenan: Pregnancy loss hurts men too

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Burkholder says funeral director training focuses on “scientific courses, how to embalm and prepare bodies, with a small chapter on grief. Beyond that, you learn everything on the job.” He often goes into funeral homes to educate their staff and help them feel more comfortable with this situation.

“When we as professionals deal with a couple that has lost an infant or had a pregnancy loss, that’s not a normal day. So there’s a level of discomfort that we experience as funeral professionals. If I can help other funeral directors recognize that this loss is as great as losing a grandparent or a parent or a spouse, then I feel like I’ve done something.”

As for what you can say to someone who has experienced pregnancy loss, he advises avoiding phrases like “I’m sorry for your loss” or “You can have another.” His best suggestion is to

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Woman with spinal injury shares ‘surprise’ pregnancy journey

A woman who suffered a spinal cord injury at birth that saw her wheelchair bound is documenting her journey to becoming a mother after unexpectedly falling pregnant.

Alyssa Higgins, a 30-year-old disability advocate from New York, was unsure if she could ever have a child due to her injury and her only having one ovary.

So when Ms Higgins and her husband Jimmy recently found out they were going to be parents it came as a big surprise.

Ms Higgins, who is now four months pregnant, surprised her husband by holding up a sign revealing the news while the couple were taking a picture together.

“Surprise! You’re going to be a dad in 2021,” the sign read.

Mr Higgins told Good Morning Americathat he had no idea what to say.

“I just turned around and my jaw dropped,” he said.

Ms Higgins told the media outlet she wasn’t even

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Cryptic pregnancy is when a woman well into pregnancy doesn’t know she’s pregnant



Cryptic pregnancies affect 1 in every 475 pregnancies. Getty


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Cryptic pregnancies affect 1 in every 475 pregnancies. Getty

“I Didn’t Know I Was Pregnant” isn’t just a reality tv show –  it’s a real phenomenon. While rare, it’s completely possible for someone to be unaware that they’re pregnant until late into term or even until they go into labor. This is called a cryptic pregnancy.

“I have seen it for sure, but it’s not incredibly common,” says Dr. Christine Greves, OB-GYN at Orlando Health Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women and Babies. 

For the most part, women with cryptic pregnancies discover they’re pregnant after week 20. This happens in about 1 in every 475 pregnancies.

“They can go through basically half of their pregnancy and not know it,” Greves says.

However, there are rarer cases of cryptic pregnancies – about 1 in 2500 pregnancies – where someone doesn’t realize they’re pregnant until they are literally about to

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Woman in a wheelchair shares pregnancy journey on Instagram

A wheelchair-bound woman who suffered a spinal cord injury at birth and only has one ovary is celebrating getting pregnant after initially being uncertain that she could conceive due to her health. 

Alyssa Higgins, 30, from Rockland County, New York, surprised her husband Jimmy Higgins with a heartwarming photoshoot — during which she held up a sign telling him he was going to be a dad.  

‘I had no idea what to say,’ Jimmy, 30, told Good Morning America. ‘I just turned around and my jaw dropped.’  

Exciting: Alyssa Higgins, 30, from Rockland County, New York, is expecting her first child with her husband Jimmy, 30, this spring

Celebration: The couple wasn't sure she would be able to get pregnant because she only has one ovary in addition to her spinal cord injury

Celebration: The couple wasn’t sure she would be able to get pregnant because she only has one ovary in addition to her spinal cord injury 

Alyssa, who is a disability advocate, said they had always wanted children, but they weren’t even sure

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Emmerdale spoilers: Laurel broken as she decides to end her pregnancy

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Laurel Thomas (Charlotte Bellamy) has been left broken after reaching the devastating decision to terminate her pregnancy – the prospect of facing the risk of losing a second child leaving her too devastated to proceed.

Jai Sharma (Chris Bisson) tried to get Laurel to speak about the situation she was avoiding.

He was desperate to talk about it and was on the side that they could manage whatever would come – but Laurel spoke to him about what had happened with Rhona Goskirk (Zoe Henry).

Jai felt that a new baby could be his fresh chance to make it as a good father but Laurel expressed her fears about their ages, their other children and their battles with addiction.

Laurel later visited Daniel’s grave – and in tears, she confided that the risks involved would leave her terrified that she would have to face the death of another

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How Chrissy Teigen Is ‘Slowly Healing’ After Pregnancy Loss [Video]

Life after loss. Chrissy Teigen is “slowly healing” after her and John Legend’s September pregnancy loss.

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“Chrissy is going through intense grief counseling at the moment,” a source exclusively told Us Weekly on Tuesday, December 8. “It is going to be a long and hard journey.”

Chrissy Teigen Is Slowly Healing After Pregnancy Loss With Intense Grief Counseling
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The insider added that the Cravings author, 35, is “doing her best to work on herself and stay positive” during this time.

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The Utah native first opened up about the tragedy in September, writing an emotional Instagram post about her late son, Jack, who was born, who was born too early in her pregnancy to survive. “I’m so sorry that the first few moments of your life were met with so many complications, that we couldn’t

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Pandemic pregnancy fears may be sparking boom in egg freezing

NYU’s Langone Fertility Center has seen a 32% increase egg freezing since June.

As the coronavirus pandemic continues to halt plans for people around the world, women are thinking about their fertility future and taking family planning into their own hands.

“I do want a family, just not right now. I’m very focused on my career and creative pursuits and other things so egg freezing has always been a nice option for me to consider,” said 31-year-old Alison Stuckless, who made the decision to freeze her eggs in September.

When the pandemic hit, Stuckless said she was able to take the time needed for the process.

“It really appealed to me that I would be able to stay at home in my sweatpants and do the injections myself in the comfort of

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Queen Elizabeth II ‘Delighted’ at Granddaughter Zara Tindall’s Pregnancy

Queen Elizabeth II is “delighted” at the news granddaughter Zara Tindall is pregnant with her third child, a spokesperson said.



Elizabeth II et al. sitting at a table with a cake: Queen Elizabeth II and Zara Phillips attend day 4 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2015 in Ascot, England. Zara is pregnant with her third child.


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Queen Elizabeth II and Zara Phillips attend day 4 of Royal Ascot at Ascot Racecourse on June 19, 2015 in Ascot, England. Zara is pregnant with her third child.

The monarch, 94, and husband Prince Philip, 99, are aware she is expecting, Buckingham Palace confirmed.

Husband Mike Tindall announced the news today through his “The Good, The Bad and The Rugby” podcast, saying: “Been a good week for me, had a little scan last week, third Tindall on its way.”

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