Helping With Your “What If” Mindset

We as women tend to carry a lot of weight on our shoulders. Sometimes, we have a hard time reaching out for help or just talk to someone.  It doesn’t matter what age you are, we can all relate to this feeling at least once in our lives. We replay situations and conversations and can usually imagine at least 3 or more different scenarios’ of how it “could have been” or asking “what if?”.  Have you done this before? 

What if right now your current weight on your shoulders is an unplanned pregnancy? When we are overwhelmed our minds tend to start overthinking situations when we are overwhelmed. This makes it very difficult to come up with the best option for ourselves.

At Pathway Health Clinic in Vista, California, we offer you a safe place to discuss your unplanned pregnancy options with free services that include all of the pregnancy tests and ultrasounds needed to make an informed decision on your unplanned pregnancy. When you are here your privacy we protect your privacy and everything you share with us is completely confidential. Our staff will accommodate your specific needs for privacy and communication from the moment you contact us. We will never call, text, or email you anything without your consent. All our Advocates and Licensed Medical Professionals can help you explore all your options in a safe, confidential, judgment-free way.

To schedule an appointment, call our office at 760.945.4673 or schedule an appointment online today.

Pathway Health Clinic will continue to monitor and refer to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and our local public health agency to determine the safest course of action for our staff and patients.

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The ABC’s when Considering Abortion

The ABC’s when considering abortion in Vista

A- Assess the Situation

Decisions are best made when you have all the facts.

  • Do you think you might be pregnant? Have you taken a lab-quality pregnancy test? Of course at home pregnancy tests are extremely convenient. I mean, you can go to your local dollar store and find one! When thinking about the words “cheap and convenient”, do they bring to mind the concept of quality? Peace of mind? The answer is probably no, but in Vista, there are better options for lab-quality pregnancy tests when considering abortion . At PHC, we have lab quality pregnancy tests that are administered by licensed and experienced health care professionals.
  • Could this pregnancy end in miscarriage? Most women are unaware of how common miscarriages are. According to Mayo Clinic, about 10-20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. By getting a limited sonogram exam from a licensed professional, you can know how your body is responding to the pregnancy. This is the best way for you to get information about signs for miscarriage and if your body may be preparing for a miscarriage.
  • Have you been tested recently for STD’s? It is extremely important that you are screened and possibly treated for any active STD or STI when you are considering abortion. With the highest numbers reported, gonorrhea and chlamydia numbers are on the rise. It is vital you know with great certainty if you have an active STD or STI. Not knowing prior to an abortion procedure can put your future health and possibly your life at risk.

B- Be Calm.

Why? Because you are about to know where you can get those necessary, high-quality services mentioned above through our NO COST pregnancy tests and limited-obstetrical ultrasounds. Through these no-cost services, you will be able to make an informed decision as you are considering abortion.

C- Contact us to get started.

We can offer NO-COST pregnancy evaluation services because we are a non-profit, pro-women’s pregnancy medical clinic who specializes in unplanned pregnancies and pregnancy options. Because we do not gain any profit from abortion decisions or any pregnancy decision, you can know with incredible confidence that our only objective is to serve you and help you make the best decision for you.

So, what’s stopping you? We are ready for you! Call at (760) 945-4673 Mondays and Wednesdays 9 AM-4 PM, Tuesdays and Thursdays 12:30 PM- 7:30 pm, or make an appointment request online.

Pregnancy Myths for Military

Upon joining a branch of service or marrying into the military, moving away from all your friends and family is always a huge adjustment. So, what happens when you or someone close to you think you may be pregnant?

One of the first things we do when we are faced with any situation is we turn to the internet to research what to do next. The internet can provide us with a ton of helpful information but it can also lead us to read into the myths of the dark web and cause unnecessary anxiety in our thoughts. 

So what are the most common myths related to pregnancy and the military?

Pregnancy Myth 1: Military life is incompatible with having a family:

This is a false statement. The military is a very family-oriented organization. From battalion family fun days to community housing events; the military focuses on the families of those who serve. According to the Department of Defense, 52% of the military is made up of families, married or single and raising children, which is 4 % higher than the national average 48%.

Pregnancy Myth 2: You get penalized if you get pregnant:

This statement is false. Just like if you were working in the civilian workplace, their are certain rules to follow in the workplace to maintain a safe and healthy pregnancy. The military puts you on light duty after you reach a certain point in your pregnancy. The military has amazing groups such as Baby Boot Camp. In this program the Navy Relief Society helps parents budget for baby, learn basic child safety and give out baskets full of newborn goodies. Your command will usually allow you or your spouse to take time off of work to attend these life skill classes.

Pregnancy Myth 3: Once I have my baby I have to return right back to Active Duty!

This statement is false. According to the Department of Defense, military women have better maternity leave options than civilian working moms. The DOD policy is the military women get 12 weeks of paid maternity leave. However, each branch of service has additional leave which can be up to 20 weeks of paid leave. The civilian law (Family Medical Leave Act) provides for up to 12 weeks for employers to allow their female employees during pregnancy.

Pregnancy Myth 4: My spouse will not receive paternity leave.

This statement is also false. Married fathers on active duty can get up to 10 days of paternity leave. The father must take those within 60 days of the child’s birth.

  If you think you or someone you know are pregnant, there are community resources outside Camp Pendleton that can help provide no-cost pregnancy testing and are 100% confidential.  At Pathway Health Clinic, we respect your privacy. We do not report your visit to command or Tricare unless you have provided us with written consent and authorization. All our Advocates and Licensed Medical Professionals can help you explore all your options in a safe, confidential, judgment-free way.

To make an appointment, call us at 760-945-4673. If you are in a crisis, you can text our 24/7 crisis text line at 760-208-8811 and an advocate will respond. We are here to help.