It’s a shock, isn’t it? You look at the pregnancy test and can’t believe what you’re seeing. It’s positive. For some women, it’s a joyful sight. For others, it brings fear, anger, and even desperation. 

If you’re feeling fearful and desperate, you might think the easiest solution is to order the abortion pill online and get it over with. But, for your safety and to save money, there are a few things you need to know beforehand. 

Schedule an appointment for a pre-abortion evaluation with Ridgeway Women’s Clinic as soon as possible.

1. You Might Not Qualify For Mail-Order Abortion

According to both the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the Mayo Clinic, you only qualify for the abortion pill if you’ve been pregnant 70 days or less since the first day of your last period. Sounds confusing, doesn’t it?

The bottom line, you need to know when you got pregnant. Are you confident you know the date? Most women don’t keep track of their menstrual cycles that closely. 

An ultrasound will give you a more precise date of how far along you are. What is ultrasound? It’s a painless imaging device that 

literally uses sound waves to create images of what’s in your uterus. Once the image is shown on a monitor, the technician can measure the pregnancy to know how many days or weeks you’ve been pregnant. 

Many places in and around Freeport charge hundreds of dollars for an ultrasound, but you can get one at Ridgeway Women’s Clinic for free!

2. You Might Not Need One

Statistics from the Mayo Clinic show up to 20% of known pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. In fact, the number may actually be higher because many miscarriages happen before a woman even knows she’s pregnant. 

It’s entirely possible to get a positive result on a pregnancy test even if you’ve miscarried. It takes your body a while to realize there’s been a change. How do you find out if you’ve already miscarried? Ultrasound.

Getting an ultrasound will confirm your pregnancy is either thriving and growing or you’ve miscarried. If you’ve miscarried, there’s no reason to make an appointment with the abortion clinic. However, you will want to see a health care provider for a thorough check-up.

3.  You Might Have An STI

No one wants to believe they have a sexually transmitted infection (STI). Often In many cases, there aren’t any recognizable symptoms. in the beginning, but Lleft untreated though, STIs can lead to serious medical issues.

Getting an abortion (even the abortion pill method) with an untreated STI puts you at greater risk of infecting other reproductive organs. You increase your risk of developing Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) which can then lead to infertility. 

At Ridgeway, iIf you have a positive pregnancy test, we’ll provide free STI testing and treatment. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) encourages everyone to get checked at least once a year for STIs and STDs. You definitely need to get tested if you have a new sexual partner or multiple partners. 

Before Ordering Online

If you are or suspect you are pregnant, make an appointment at Ridgeway Women’s Clinic right away. We can get you the answers you need before you order the abortion pill online. Call, text, email, or fill out the contact form. We’ll get back to you as soon as possible. We’ll also review all your other options too. Your health and your future are important to us.