Living to Love

January 31st, 2012
Posted By: on Crisis Pregnancy

For those who know, I am a birth-first mother who has experienced two unplanned pregnancies--one in adulthood and one in my teens. I have always had a "modus operandi"--a way of handling difficult things. Something in common with both pregnancies-- I ran away from responsibility, didn't face the truth of the situation and when things got tough I found a way to cope. I escaped into video games, and TV and decided to not face the change that would happen, whether I was ready or not. With the first born, Kenny, I celebrated and my pregnancy was very public and I was unaware of what it would take to become a parent. I had a ton of people come visit me in the hospital, and my family even welcomed me back into the… [more]

Kelly Osbourne and Unplanned Pregnancy

September 27th, 2008
Categories: Post Pregnancy

No. Kelly Osbourne is not pregnant. She is, however, helping get the word out that you can prevent unplanned pregnancy. She is backing the World Contraception Day, which I mentioned in a previous post was yesterday. This year's theme was "Your life, your body, your choice." Removing the topics of rape and incest, it is your choice whether or not you are using birth control. I think anyone who has ever experienced an unplanned pregnancy that came as a result of consensual sex is well aware of that fact. Of course, there is the truth that contraception can fail, which many also know. But having sex without protection is playing Russian Roulette at best. You know this. I know this. And we… [more]

Unplanned Pregnancies and Birth Control

February 11th, 2008
Categories: Post Pregnancy

An interesting survey conducted in Australia by Marie Stopes International recently was featured in Australian newspapers. The survey revealed that nearly half of Australian women who became unexpectedly pregnant were either take the birth control pill or using condoms at the time of conception. If you look at the results further, it goes on to say that forty three percent of the women surveyed were on the pill during conception while twenty two percent were using condoms at conception, and twenty one percent of the women were on more than one method of contraception at the conception. Sometimes birth control is used but is used in correctly or other health issues, like being on certain antibiotics and medications are not taken into consideration. Jill… [more]