Girl, You’re Not Crazy

I hope you know you’re not crazy, When the days have been easy, but you still feel lazy. Even though you have a lot of reasons to be glad, Feeling so overwhelmed can make you sad. If people only new how much effort it took, To make it to work on time, get dressed, or […]

Before Sex: Things to Consider

It is what makes the world go around and keeps the human race growing! However, there are some things to consider before deciding to be sexually active. Sex is basically everywhere in our society. Flip through the radio and you are guaranteed to hear at least one song with lyrics that refer to sex or […]

What is Gaslighting?

Does your partner make you doubt your own sanity? Do you know you have said one thing, but later your partner turns it around on you and accuses you of saying something different? If so, you may be a victim of gaslighting. As a kid, I used to play red light, green light with my […]

Challenge: Social Media

There is no doubt that social media is a wonderful tool to keep us connected to those we love! However, what does one do when it seems that social media has gotten a bit out of control and has become consuming? It is something we are passionate about here at Blue Ridge Women’s Center, and […]

Signs of a Destructive Relationship

Because of them, you have had to wear long sleeves in the middle of summer to cover up bruises. But at least you have someone to come home to. Because of them, you eat less to be the size and shape they desire, although your body is telling you it needs more. But at least […]

Do you own your story?

“If you own your story, you get to write the ending.” She has got it all. She is the mom who is never late to soccer practice. Her children make straight A’s, and her husband has one of the highest paying jobs in town. You drive by her home on the way to work. It […]

Common Early Pregnancy Signs & Symptoms

Although the earliest signs of pregnancy vary among women, some of the more common symptoms include: Missed or late period Tender breasts Nausea (with or without vomiting) Fatigue or unusual tiredness Spotting Cramps Bloating Constipation Appetite change Thirstiness Food or odor aversions Frequent urination Heartburn Indigestion Minor aches, pains or discomforts Headaches Bleeding gums when […]

Free Online Pregnancy Test & Quiz – Am I Pregnant? | 10 Common Signs

You can conduct a preliminary, at-home pregnancy test online to determine if you might be pregnant. Use our free, online quiz to determine if you should take a pregnancy test. Is your period late, or have you missed it altogether? Experiencing spotting or cramping? Are your breasts tender? Are you experiencing fatigue or unusual tiredness? […]

What Causes a False Positive or Negative Pregnancy Test?

Are you doubting the accuracy of your pregnancy test results? Home pregnancy tests are convenient and can quickly be administered, but there are a few variances that could give you an incorrect result. A false positive pregnancy test means the test says you are pregnant, but you are NOT. [1] A false negative pregnancy test means the test says […]