What Is a 24-Hour Pregnancy Hotline?

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A 24-hour pregnancy hotline is a resource pregnant women can use to get immediate help regarding their pregnancies. The hotline may also feature other contact numbers and information women can use to answer pregnancy-related questions.

Nurses and medical staff are often part of the pregnancy hotline, and they provide medical information to pregnant women. Typically, women who have questions about the physical changes and symptoms they experience during pregnancy contact the hotline. These hotlines are also for people who are considering adoption and have questions about the process. Teenage mothers who have questions about sex or need assistance after the birth of their babies can use these hotlines as well.