Beyond the Pregnancy Test – a NIFLA Blog

Beyond the Pregnancy Test is the NIFLA blog dedicated to women who have recently been found to be pregnant, and are unsure of their options. Inside you will find stories from women, statistics that you should know, and comforting thoughts.

August 8, 2017

Hope and A Future from The Lord

My story begins with a boy. When I was 15, I met “Oliver.”  Both of us were from the same area. I was born, raised, and dedicated in the Nazarene church. Oliver was not from a Christian home, although he had a wonderful family and extended family. This relationship was not what my parents had in mind for me. My father tried many times to keep me from spending time with Oliver, which only made the relationship more enticing.  […]
March 28, 2016
Did you know… Approximately 1 in 4 people living with HIV in the United States are women? Most new HIV diagnoses in women are attributed to heterosexual sex? Between 2005 and 2014, the number of new HIV diagnoses among women declined 40%? According to the CDC, “Black/African American and Hispanic/Latina women continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV, compared with women of other races/ethnicities. Of the total estimated number of wome living with diagnosed HIV at the end of […]
March 11, 2016

ZIKA HYSTERIA AND HUMAN RIGHTS OF THE UNBORN

(Photo taken from CDC Website.) As of March 2, 2016, there are 153 cases of travel-associated cases of Zika in the US, with no local transmission. PMC personnel who believe in the sanctity of all life will pay close attention to media created hysteria on Zika spreads, and the implications for the unborn’s right to life. Here are updates on Zika since our last Beyond the Pregnancy Test blog on Zika on February 2, 2016: […]
March 3, 2016

CDC on Diabetes & Pregnancy.

February 29, 2016

Going to the Least of These.

“The strategy of Jesus is not centered in taking the right stand on issues but rather in standing in the right place – with the outcasts and those relegated to the margins.” – Gregory J. Boyle, Tattoos on the Heart: The power of Boundless Compassion According to the FBI, 293,000 American youth are at risk of becoming victims of sexual exploitation; in 2015 over 5,500 human trafficking cases were reported to the National Human Trafficking […]
February 19, 2016

Counselor to Sonographer.

I have been a volunteer at a pregnancy medical center since the beginning of 2014.  As a nurse practitioner I was thrilled to sit down and listen to these women in need without a clock looming over my head reminding me that there were a hundred other tasks I could be doing.  I relished being in the moment with a woman in distress.  I was able to be truly mindful of what was really happening […]
February 12, 2016

Porn Kills Love.

As Valentine’s Day approaches, a day devoted to love, hearing the above, is not good news. Nor is the fact that actually 30 percent of porn addicts are women. This comes from Fight the New Drug, whose motto is the title of this piece, a secular group of young people who describe themselves thus: “passionate and innovative problem-solvers who want to make a difference in the world. Our mission is to raise awareness on the […]
February 2, 2016

Zika Virus: What PMCs Need to Know

The map above showing the reported active transmission of the Zika virus is from the CDC website (http://www.cdc.gov/zika/geo/index.html), and updated January 26, 2016. Countries where Zika has been reported are also listed. CDC’s site has extensive information on the emerging health concerns regarding the Zika virus, and continually updates it. On the heels of hearing that Ebola has mostly been eradicated, the Zika virus emerges as a worldwide health concern with rapid onslaught. The landscape […]
January 23, 2016

Adoption is Always an Option

  As I reviewed the records of the women scheduled for ultrasound, I came across a client whose profile picture showed an image of a pregnant woman possibly presenting in her third trimester.  The record indicated she had come to the center just two days prior for a pregnancy test.  She had initially tested positive on a home pregnancy test 1 day before being seen in the clinic.  Her chart read, ‘no known LMP.’  When […]