You may be considering abortion after receiving the overwhelming news about your unplanned pregnancy. Before making a quick decision out of fear, take the time you need to consider what abortion is and all of the risks involved. No one wants to go into a medical procedure blindsided or misinformed.
We believe that you deserve to know about all your pregnancy options as well. This way, you can make an informed decision for your future. The choice is ultimately yours to make.
what do i need to know about abortion?
There are multiple types of abortions. Abortion procedures include medication abortions (using the abortion pill) and surgical abortions, which are more invasive. Abortion procedures can cost anywhere from $500 to $5,000, depending on the type of procedure and any complications. If you are considering abortion, our medical team has information on the types of procedures and how they will affect your body. We can help answer any questions you have.
What Should I Do First?
Before moving on with any pregnancy decision, take a free on-site pregnancy test at our center to confirm your pregnancy. Your next step is to take an ultrasound to determine how far along you are and if your pregnancy is viable. If you are confirmed pregnant, our team can help you understand the facts associated with each abortion procedure.
what are the different types of abortion?
RU 486, the abortion pill, is a medication abortion procedure involving a series of two pills taken within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. The first pill ingested will cut off the flow of Progesterone, a pregnancy hormone that stabilizes the pregnancy. The second medication induces labor-like contractions to empty the uterus. Strong cramping, excessive bleeding, nausea, and vomiting are possible. After taking these two pills, there is still a chance that women may need a surgical procedure to effectively complete the termination.
The most common surgical abortion procedure is the Manual or Vacuum Aspiration procedure. These procedures involve using either a syringe or vacuum to remove the pregnancy from your body. Common side effects include cramping, nausea, sweating, and faintness.
The Dilation and Evacuation procedure combines vacuum aspiration, dilation and curettage, and forceps. For this procedure, a sedative is given and an injection in your cervix, while forceps are used to remove larger sections of the pregnancy. A curette is then used to remove any remnants from your body.
What Are the risks?
There are many health risks associated with each type of abortion. Common risks include heavy bleeding, infection, damage to the cervix, damage to the uterus, blood clots, and cramping. If you still have questions, our medical team can give you more information on the risks of these procedures.
To learn more about your options, schedule a free and confidential appointment with us today.