If you’re thinking about finding an abortion clinic, it is important to remember that abortion is a medical procedure. What type will you have? What are the risks? You deserve to know the facts. You owe it to yourself to make an informed decision.
Here’s what to know about abortion before making your final decision or taking your next step. We are here for you!
Perhaps you’re thinking…
- The father is insisting on an abortion
- I’m not ready to be a parent
- I can’t tell anyone I’m pregnant
We know exactly how you feel and you’re not alone. Some of our staff have been where you are. If you’re considering abortion, you need to know:
- Are you really pregnant?
- Is your pregnancy normal? Or are you at risk for natural miscarriage? Or do you have a tubal pregnancy requiring immediate medical attention?
- How far along are you?
First, confirm your pregnancy to know where your pregnancy stands. After pregnancy testing at our center, we offer ultrasounds for more details including how far along you are, the location of your pregnancy, and if your pregnancy is healthy and viable.
There is always a chance for pregnancy complications so it’s important to get clarity and know if you even qualify for abortion.
Types of Abortion
1. Medical 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
Before An Abortion
Talk to our non-judgemental team today and confirm your pregnancy with our no-cost and confidential pregnancy services. Schedule an appointment today.
We can help you better understand abortion, and all your options. You are not alone.