Are You Considering Abortion?

Maybe you’ve never imagined that you would become pregnant at this time in your life. Abortion is one of your multiple options.

If you are considering abortion, you should know the risks involved. Get clarity about this option to make an informed decision moving forward. Abortion is a serious medical procedure with risks to consider. 

Different Types of Abortion

Medication Abortion 

Medical abortion is an abortion procedure started in a clinic or medical office and finished at home. The abortion pill (mifepristone) is taken during the process, followed by a second abortion pill called misoprostol. 

Mifepristone blocks the progesterone hormone and causes the uterus to thin, preventing the embryo from growing. Misoprostol causes the uterus to contract and release the contents of the pregnancy through the vagina.

Follow-up with a medical professional is necessary to make sure the abortion was completed and there are no complications.

Risks of medical abortion Include:

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Infection
  • Fever

Surgical Abortion

There are two types of surgical abortions:

  • Dilation and Curettage (D&C): This procedure is done during the first trimester and uses small instruments or medication to dilate the cervix. Next, a surgical instrument called a curette is used, which can be a sharp instrument or suction device, to remove uterine tissue.
  • Dilation and  Evacuation (D&E): This procedure is done during the 2nd trimester and usually includes a combination of vacuum aspiration, dilation and curettage (D&C), and the use of surgical instruments (such as forceps).

The risks associated with both of these surgical abortion procedures include: 

  • Injury to the cervix
  • Injury to the uterus
  • Scar tissue formation

Pregnancy Confirmation

The type of abortion you could be eligible for depends on how far along your pregnancy is. Proof of pregnancy is needed, including a positive pregnancy test and ultrasound details (including the location of the pregnancy, if viable, and how far along you are).

Get your pregnancy confirmed today at our clinic, with free and confidential pregnancy testing and ultrasound.

Schedule an appointment today to talk through all your options!