Starting Summer with a Pregnancy? 10 Tips to Help You Cope with the Heat

Memorial Day weekend is just a few days away, the kickoff to the summer season. And though Wyoming may not be as warm as other places right now, we all know that the hot weather will arrive. If you’re pregnant, or know someone who is, the hot (and at times humid) months of summer can

Intimate Partner Violence and Pregnancy

Pregnant women can experience violence from their partners; so can women who willingly decide to terminate their pregnancies. Known as Intimate Partner Violence (IPV), this issue is “significant yet preventable,” according to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) and “affects millions of women regardless of age, economic status, race, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or educational

Spring Allergies Affect Many, Including Pregnant Women

Spring is in full bloom in Casper, Wyoming! Recent snows and rains helped the grass grow and green, tulips, daffodils and various flowers to bloom, and apple, elm, and other trees to bud. With the onslaught of the season and its beauty also comes small, and large, irritants: like allergies. According to the Centers for Disease

Sexual Assault Awareness: Speak Up!

Every 98 seconds someone in America is sexually assaulted. Such trauma is experienced by people from all walks of life: women, children, and men; college students; military personnel; people living in cities, suburbs, and rural areas. Anyone can become a victim of this crime. April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Shining a light onto this dark issue is

Colds, Flu, and Pregnancy

With the amount of germs and allergens in the air, the waves of sickness in the forms of cold and flu have been fairly high. According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), the peak of flu season has passed, and Wyoming reported minimal flu-like illness. However, the CDC expects flu activity to continue for

Mothers’ Opioid Addiction Affects Their Unborn

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the United States has experienced a five-fold increase in the use of opioids by women who are pregnant. This results in a drug withdrawal in newborns known as Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS), which can cause tremors, seizures, excessive crying, and poor feeding. Symptoms may appear right after birth

3 Reasons A Woman Considering Abortion Should Have an Ultrasound

When Natalie came to True Care Women’s Resource Center, she believed she was about six or seven weeks along. She met with a staff nurse and answered some health care questions, including when her last menstrual cycle took place. The nurse provided Natalie an ultrasound to confirm pregnancy. The human heart begins beating at 21

Reasons Women Have Abortions

There are many reasons women consider and/or have an abortion when they experience an unplanned pregnancy. Family, finances, health, education, and career are factors that affect a woman’s decision between carrying to term and aborting. According to the Guttmacher Institute, the research arm of Planned Parenthood, more than half of women in the United States who

Dating Violence – More Common Than You Think

February is known at the month of love. Valentine’s Day brings thoughts of romance, yet many dating relationships are not as healthy and happy as they should be. February is also Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Sadly, statistics indicate that dating violence is not uncommon. Studies show that 1 in 3 young people will be in an

STDs on the Rise in America

On October 19, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) released the organization’s annual Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance Report. According to the report, cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis reached an all-time high in 2015 with nearly 1.9 million cases reported. This was the second year in a row in which increases were seen in these