If you are considering abortion, it is important to you understand the most up-to-date information regarding abortion procedures and risks. Having all available facts will help you make the most informed, empowering decision possible for your physical, mental, and emotional health. Make sure you are able to answer the following questions as you explore and consider your options.
Knowing the gestational age of your pregnancy matters because it will determine the abortion procedures that are available for you. Learning this information is as simple as scheduling a free ultrasound procedure. Having an ultrasound will also show where the pregnancy is located. If it has implanted somewhere other than the uterus it’s considered an ectopic pregnancy which can be fatal if left untreated.
Prior to an abortion procedure, it’s important to be tested and treated for STD/STIs. If you have an abortion with an untreated STD, you will be at high-risk for contracting Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID.) PID can cause infertility, infection, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pain.
Unintended pregnancy can be overwhelming and emotional for everyone involved. There are lots of opinions, fears, and concerns wrapped around it. When considering your options, you may feel as though you are trapped or don’t have a choice because of circumstances beyond your control. We’re here to listen to your concerns and develop solutions so you are empowered to make the best possible decision for you.