Thinking About Abortion?
If you are considering abortion, there a few things that you need to know before making your final decision. It is important that you are educated with the latest and most accurate information about the types of abortion procedures and the risks that come with each one. You should also confirm your pregnancy by taking a pregnancy test and following it up with a limited ultrasound.
There are many things to consider when you find out you are pregnant. If you are considering abortion, our nurses will share accurate information about the abortion process, including types of procedures and risks. We want you to make a decision that is best for you. Major life decisions are not to be rushed into, which is why we encourage you to take your time and do all the research. We are here to help you get informed.
What Should I Do First?
Before you decide on whether to have an abortion, your first step is to confirm the pregnancy via a limited ultrasound. The ultrasound will tell you how far along your pregnancy has progressed, determining which abortion procedures are available to you. After having a limited first-trimester ultrasound in our clinic, our staff will go over your options with you.
Types of Abortion
A medication abortion (also known as the abortion pill) is a set of pills that are taken within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. These pills will end the flow of progesterone to the pregnancy, which will start labor and cause the pregnancy and uterine lining to exit the body through the vagina. This process causes severe discomfort, bleeding, cramping, and nausea.
When it comes to surgical abortions, there are several options. The option used depends on the size of the fetus. Surgical abortions use tools and local anesthesia to open the cervix and remove the pregnancy. The procedure involves a mix of suction and forceps to make sure that all parts of the fetus have been removed. After the procedure, women can encounter pain, discomfort, fever, and other side effects.
Consequences of Abortion
Abortion comes with its share of risks and consequences. Some are minor and temporary while others are serious and lasting. Before you decide to have an abortion, you should be aware of these consequences. Possible side effects of abortion include:
- incomplete abortion
- prolonged bleeding
- bleeding and spotting
If you want to learn more about abortion, you can talk to someone on our knowledgeable staff. We will provide valuable insights that you can use to inform your pregnancy decision. Make your appointment today.
At Options Pregnancy Clinic, we offer information on the different types of abortions for education purposes. However, we do not perform or refer for abortions.