Frequently Asked Questions
Do I Need An Ultrasound?
If you received a positive pregnancy test and pregnancy testing at our center, an ultrasound is your next step to confirming your pregnancy.
An ultrasound will confirm how far along you are and whether you have a healthy pregnancy. An ultrasound will also alert you to potential complications. We offer them at no cost at our center so you can get the clarity you need to make a pregnancy decision.
Am I Really Pregnant?
First step to pregnancy confirmation is no-cost pregnancy testing at our center. If you receive positive pregnancy testing, we can help you with a no-cost ultrasound next. An ultrasound goes a step further to confirm:
- Whether your pregnancy is healthy, viable
- The location of your pregnancy (whether it’s growing inside your uterus or not)
- How far along you are
Be sure of your results by scheduling a no-cost and private appointment at our center! Get answers today.
What Are My Options?
When it comes to an unexpected pregnancy, you have three potential options: abortion, adoption, and parenting. It’s important to first confirm that you have a healthy, viable pregnancy before deciding what’s next for you.
Our team at WaterLife are here to help you navigate each step and decision to come. We can better educate you about all three of your options.
What Are the Risks of Abortion?
Also called “the abortion pill,” medical abortion involves two types of drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol. The first drug prescribed in a medical abortion, mifepristone, blocks the womb from absorbing progesterone and prevents the embryo from implanting or growing. The second drug, misoprostol, causes the uterus to contract and expels the pregnancy.
Potential Risks Of Medical Abortion
- Incomplete abortion (may need to be followed by surgical abortion)
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort
2. Surgical Abortion
There are multiple types of surgical abortion procedures done depending on how far along you are. Normally, a surgical abortion involves dilating the cervix and using a small suction tube into the uterus to remove the pregnancy.
Risks Of Surgical Abortion
- Damage to the womb or cervix
- Uterine perforation
- Excessive bleeding
- Infection of the uterus or fallopian tubes
- Scarring of the inside of the uterus
- Reaction to the medicines or anesthesia, such as problems breathing
- Not removing all of the tissue, requiring another procedure