Are you thinking abortion for your unintended pregnancy? Our facility provides a non-judgmental setting in which you can get the trusted information you need on the different types of abortion and risks associated with each. Since abortion is a medical procedure, it’s essential that you know the facts before making a final decision. As is the case with all the help we provide, our abortion information services are free and confidential.
Before you make a decision, you should first confirm your pregnancy. During your appointment, we provide you with a pregnancy test. If your test is positive, then an ultrasound will be made available to you to determine how far along your pregnancy has progressed. Once your pregnancy is confirmed, we will help you walk through your options so you can make an informed decision about your pregnancy. Our services are always free and completely confidential.
There are two main types of abortion: surgical and medical. Your options depend on how far along your pregnancy has progressed. An ultrasound is the trusted medical tool to determine gestational age.
Medication Abortion (The Abortion Pill)
Medication abortion (also known as the abortion pill) can be taken within the first 10 weeks of getting pregnant. The abortion pill stops the flow of progesterone to the pregnancy, which induces labor, causing the fetus to leave the body through the vagina. This process typically involves heavy bleeding, severe cramping, and discomfort.
A surgical abortion invovles the use of tools and local anesthesia to open the cervix. Medical professionals will then remove the fetus from the uterus through the use of forceps or suction. After the procedure is finished, women typically experience pain, cramping, and other discomforts.
Risks of Abortion
As is the case with any medical procedure, abortion comes with risks. These risks range from minor discomforts to serious complications. Some of these issues include cramping, pain, vomiting, bleeding, nausea, infection, damage to your cervix and more. Some women also suffer psychological distress, such as anxiety, guilt, regret and anger. You should learn about all potential issues before you decide you are ready for any abortion.
Before Getting An Abortion
Before you move forward with an abortion, you should first confirm your pregnancy. To do this, you should get a pregnancy test at our clinic and have and ultrasound. The ultrasound will detect a fetal heartbeat, determine how far your pregnancy has developed, and let you know if you have a viable pregnancy. After verifying your pregnancy, you will have the chance to discuss your options with our caring and knowledgeable team. They will ensure you have all the information you need to feel empowered to make your own decision.