Evaluating Your Options
When you first discover that you’re pregnant and did not intend for this to happen, abortion is likely an option you are considering. There are two main types of Abortion and a few different procedures. Whenever you are considering an elective medical procedure, it is important to gather the facts about each procedure and their associated risks with the most up-to-date information.
It is important to first ask yourself the following 3 questions:
Am I really pregnant:?
Statistics show that 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage for various reasons. In order to determine the viability of your pregnancy, it’s important to schedule a free pregnancy test appointment. If your pregnancy test is positive we will refer you to a medical center that we partner with for a free ultrasound to determine your pregnancy's viability.
How far along am I?
The gestational age of the fetus will determine what type of procedure is available to you. Scheduling a consultation about your pregnancy options will allow us to refer you for a free ultrasound to discover this.
Could I have an STD?
It is important to determine if you have an STD before going in for an abortion procedure, because STD’s such as Chlamydia or Gonorrhea can spread during a surgical procedure and put you at risk for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). If you are at risk of sexually transmitted infection click here to take an online STD quiz/risk assessment and schedule an appointment for a referral for a free lab test.
Types of Abortion
The two primary types of abortion are a surgical abortion and a medical procedure known commonly as the abortion pill. The first takes place in a clinic and the other you will manage at home.
Surgically terminates pregnancy in the 1st or 2nd trimester. There are 3 types of surgical abortion; Suction (6-12 weeks), D&C (12-21 weeks) and D&E (15-21 weeks).
The Abortion Pill (RU-486) is a pill or pills ingested within 10 weeks of your last menstrual period (LMP)
Possible Risks & Side Effects
Each procedure comes with it’s own associated risks and side effects. The following is a general list of possible side effects:
Nausea & Vomiting
Psychological issues such as eating disorders, suicidal thoughts and substance abuse
If you are considering abortion for an unintended pregnancy, it is suggested that you talk with someone about your options. Please call the Hope Pregnancy Center and schedule a consultation with us. While we do not perform or refer for abortions, we respect your decision making process, and offer up-to-date, medically accurate information in a non-judgmental environment. We are committed to empowering you with the information you need to make an informed choice that is best for you.
*Hope Pregnancy Center does not perform or refer for abortion services.