Blog Archive

Topic Tuesday: Will getting an abortion hurt? Sep 24th, 2019

The question that I get asked most frequently, multiple times on a daily basis is “Will it hurt?” The answer is both simple and complex. The short answer is yes. Getting an abortion hurts. But so does having a baby. And so does a vaccine, and so does having an...

Topic Tuesday: It is safe to take multiple birth control or morning after pills to end a pregnancy? Sep 17th, 2019

Good question – and we are so glad you asked before trying this. There is a lot of confusion regarding birth control pills, morning after pills (emergency contraception or “EC”) and the actual abortion pill, and what exactly they do. We will dive into some more details below, but the...

Topic Tuesday: How can I skip a period if I am on the pill? Is it safe to do this? Sep 10th, 2019

Great question! There are definitely some times when your period gets in the way more than others…vacations are a great example! The most common birth control pills are combination pills (containing estrogen and progestin) and have 21-24 active pill days, followed by 4-7 non-hormonal “placebo” pill days which is when...

Topic Tuesday: What could be causing me to get yeast infections over and over? Sep 3rd, 2019

Great question! Yeast infections can be frustrating and uncomfortable to deal with! Yeast infections happen when there is an imbalance of the good bacteria in your vagina and it allows yeast to overgrow. Some things that may cause this are: •Antibiotic use•Douching•Certain types of underwear•Scented soaps and feminine hygiene products•Pregnancy•Uncontrolled...

Topic Tuesday: How soon after unprotected sex will an STD show up on a test? Aug 27th, 2019

Great question! It actually depends on which STD you may have come into contact with. For example, it can take three months for HIV to show up on a test, but it only takes a few days for sexually transmitted infections like gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis to show up. An...

Topic Tuesday: Sometimes I have bleeding after sex. What could be causing it? Aug 20th, 2019

Great question – It can be alarming to find that you are bleeding after sex when you weren’t expecting it. It can be normal, but it could also be a symptom of a serious problem. Most commonly, bleeding after or during sex is caused by your typical monthly cycle. Sometimes,...

Topic Tuesday: Can I get pregnant again if I just had a miscarriage? Aug 13th, 2019

Great question – miscarriage can be a very difficult and confusing thing to go through, and this is a very common question you have, so know that you are not alone! Miscarriage is also unfortunately quite common, although not always discussed. It might be more common than you think: about...

Topic Tuesday: My period is almost 2 weeks late. I took a test and it was negative, but could I stil Aug 6th, 2019

Great question – it is sometimes frustrating to determine if you could be pregnant, and if you aren’t, why your period might be late! The simple answer is yes, you could still be pregnant even with a negative test, depending on when you took it, but there are also other...

Topic Tuesday: I have absolutely no discharge and very little lubrication during sex. Jul 30th, 2019

Great question! Lack of vaginal discharge and lubrication can be very uncomfortable during intercourse, or even leave you feeling dry and irritated at other times.   Everyone’s body is different, but in general, having some vaginal discharge is normal and varies in amount for everyone. Discharge is needed for the...

Topic Tuesday: Can I still take birth control to help with acne if I get a tubal ligation done? Jul 23rd, 2019

Great question! In most cases, yes you can – having a tubal ligation done does not affect your ability to use birth control for all of the other great benefits! A tubal ligation procedure is a good option for women who know they do not want to have any more...

I have Nexplanon and have had irregular bleeding since I got it 4 months ago – is this normal? Jul 16th, 2019

Yes, spotting between periods when you are on a progestin-only method like Nexplanon or an IUD can be normal, especially if you have just started this new method within the last couple months. This irregular, or even daily, bleeding is not dangerous and for most women, it takes only a...