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Family Planning Centers Hickory NC

Local resource for family planning centers in Hickory. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to pregnancy planning, sex education, parenthood courses, pregnancy tests, and STD screening, as well as advice and content on how to find the right family planning center for you.

Glenna Davis
(828) 325-4783
Hickory, NC
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Jonathan Golden
(828) 322-6058
Hickory, NC
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Amy Wood
(828) 328-7728
Hickory, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Nicole Mosteller
(828) 323-8482
Hickory, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mary Ruff
(828) 381-5920
Newton, NC
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dianne Sanford
(828) 328-4313
Hickory, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Brian Hissom
(828) 485-2195
Hickory, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Rehabilitation, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Shirley Huffman
(828) 322-4941
Hickory, NC
Practice Areas
Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Michelle Hanrahan Ellwanger
(704) 462-4200
Hickory, NC
Practice Areas
Couples & Family
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dawn Thompson
(828) 465-8943
Conover, NC
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Planning A Pregnancy

Your health and the health of your baby can greatly benefit from planning your pregnancy. Your physical and emotional well being before conception is essential to your baby's growth and development during pregnancy, so taking steps to ensure that you are ready to have a baby can increase your odds of experiencing a pregnancy without complications.

Before you decide to conceive, see your doctor for a comprehensive medical examination. During this visit, your physician will perform a Pap test and internal exam to ensure that your cervix, ovaries and uterus are in working order, as well as noting your weight. He or she will take a detailed family history, and refer you to a genetic counsellor if there is an increased risk of your baby being born with a genetic disorder. Certain genetic abnormalities are inherited, so your doctor will want to know if there is a history of physical or mental defects in your family. Your ethnicity also plays a part in your prenatal health diseases like sickle cell anemia or Tay-Sachs disease are more prevalent in certain ethnic groups.

If you have a pre-existing chronic condition, or if tests reveal that you have a medical disorder, your doctor will provide you with information on treatment and risks during your pregnancy. If you have ever had a sexually transmitted disease, an abortion, miscarriage or stillbirth, your physician needs to know.

A blood test will be performed to see if you have been vaccinated against rubella, a type of measles that can cause birth defects or miscarriage if contracted during pregnancy. You will need to get a vaccine at least three months before you get pregnant if you are not immune.

Now is the time to examine your lifestyle, and eliminate any bad habits. If you smoke, you need to quit now! It can be hard to quit once you are pregnant, and studies have shown that mothers who smoke have babies that are lower in birth weight, and face an increased risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. If you ...

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