on everything you need to know about pregnancy, parenting, adoption, and abortion.
Every woman has different symptoms and experiences in pregnancy. Every time you have sex there is a possibility of getting pregnant.
Symptoms may start within the first few weeks of pregnancy and they may not come on until later in the pregnancy.
Some of the early signs may include:
If you feel as if you may have any of these symptoms you should take a pregnancy test.
Sometimes the pregnancy symptoms aren't as obvious, like:
Bleeding or cramping
When you find out if you are pregnant your three options are parenting, adoption, or abortion. It is important to talk to someone about these options and we can help. Our services are free, confidential, and non-judgmental.
Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI)
Nearly half of the 20 million Americans that get a new STI each year are teenagers and young adults (ages15-24)
3,291 per 100,000 females ages 15-19 test positive for Chlamydia.
About 77% of teen pregnancies are unplanned.
In 2014, 249,078 babies were born to girls ages 15 to 19.
In 2013 approximately 10,000 people ages 13-24 were diagnosed with HIV.
They are passed from person to person during any form of sexual activity. Not everybody will experience symptoms.
Treating the STI:
If you think you may have an STI it is best to see a medical professional. Being tested for an STI is quick and easy but extremely important.
Mission: We want to promote healthy lifestyle choices to teenagers and young adults by providing educational programs.
Abortion Information and Education
Are you Pregnant?
The Laurel County Life Center provides medical-grade urine pregnancy tests
How far along are you?
Gestational age determines the type and cost of an abortion procedure. The only way to determine this is through an ultrasound.
Do you have a tubal pregnancy?
This condition poses significant risks and requires immediate medical attention.
What type of abortion procedure is available to you?
The gestational age determines the type of abortion you would need. These procedures can include Medical (Chemical) abortion; Suction Aspiration or Vacuum Aspiration surgical abortion; D&C (Dilation & Curettage) surgical abortion; or D&E (Dilation and Evacuation) surgical abortion.
Are there any short-term or long-term risks?
As with any procedure, abortion can have its risks as well. It is important to be fully informed and consider all of the risks prior to the abortion.
If you are considering any of these options you can contact us at the Center at 606-877-1717 to talk or set up an appointment to see us or you can contact the abortion hotline at 800-712-4357
We do not claim to be a medical facility for professional counseling, medical or prenatal care. We do not benefit from any of your decisions nor do we refer or recommend for abortions.
Many women experience the emotional loss of their child after an abortion. The Life Center is here to provide confidential peer counseling on abortion healing whether it has been 1 week or 1 year.
There are many forms of birth control and none are 100% guaranteed to prevent pregnancy. Abstinence is the only way to prevent pregnancy and Sexually Transmitted Infections. Be fully informed about your birth control options and seek a medical professional for any and all information.
Just for Men
Do you think she might be pregnant?
You are not alone in this situation. She needs your now more than ever before. You need to be there for her emotionally and physically during this time.
What to do?
Be sure to sit down and talk with her. Make sure she always feels like she can come to you throughout the entire process and communicate her emotions and feelings with you.
Not only should there be open communication between you and her, make sure that you seek the advice of a trusted adult, whether this is a mentor or your parents.
Make sure you find as much information as you can during this time. You can contact us for information and advice from a non-judgmental peer counselor.
What NOT to do?
Do not run from your responsibilities. Don't pressure her to make a decision based on what you want, having open communication lines at all times.
Make sure that she knows you are there for her throughout this whole process.
Just for Friends
How will you react when your friend finds out that she is pregnant?
An unplanned pregnancy can be scary so she needs to know that she is not alone in this. Stay by her side throughout the whole process.
What to do?
Talk with her and ask her how she is doing.
Talk with people that care about her. Talk with the parents to see how you can better help and be there for your friend.
Learn more about where she can go to get help for her unplanned pregnancy.
What NOT to do?
Don't abandon her the moment she tells you she is pregnant. She needs you now more than ever
Don't pressure her into making decisions that you think she should make. Be there for her and let her know you are there to help.