PREGNANCY CENTER BLOG

Home Pregnancy Tests: Are They Accurate?

There are many urine pregnancy tests on the market nowadays. If directions are followed carefully, they can produce accurate results. However, if you would like to have a urine pregnancy test at Portico, we can provide a test that is used in the early...

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How Healthy Is My Relationship

Sometimes it’s hard to take an objective look at your relationship with your partner. We tend to compare our relationships - and our partners - with other people we know. Are we doing better or worse than those around us, we might ask. What if that’s not...

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Conversations to Have Before College

Conversations to have before College (Part 1) An important time in the life of a young person is when they head off to college.  The years between 18-25 have been called “critical years” because during this time many life-forming decisions will be made....

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Pregnancy DO’s and Dont’s

Would you like to have some guidelines for a healthy pregnancy? Well, here we go! DO take your prenatal vitamin every day, particularly in the first trimester. A lot of baby development is going on during that time. DO exercise during your pregnancy unless...

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Early Signs a Relationship Might Become Abusive

Many people can identify an abusive situation when there are the overt signs like when a guy has left a bruise on his girlfriend’s face, if he tells you she has punched him, if he has raped her, if she throws things at him, if one of them screams and calls...

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A Message for Dads

Almost a year ago I became the father of 3 children by adoption. To be clear, I wasn’t a father before that. In other words, I went from zero kids to three kids over night. Yes it was one of the most difficult things I’ve ever done. So, taking parenting...

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How Do I Tell My Parents I’m Pregnant…

If you have just found out you are unexpectedly pregnant, there are probably a wide range of emotions and questions you may have. You might be feeling overwhelmed, anxious, nervous or excited. One thing that might be on your mind is your family…. Whether...

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Portico’s Boro Bella at MTSU

Portico's Boro Bella went to the MTSU Campus to get to know some of the students a little bit. We wanted to hear what brought them to MTSU and what their majors are... We care about their stories, your stories. At Portico every story matters. So check out...

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Living Together

Did you know that almost HALF of all unmarried women are either currently living with their partner or have in the past?  That seems like “the thing to do” for so many now.  Perhaps you want to test out the relationship before getting married to see if it...

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