INFORMATION YOU SHOULD KNOW BEFORE SCHEDULING AN ABORTION
1. Be Sure You're Really Pregnant
Before getting an abortion, you will need to verify that you're actually pregnant.
Even if you have pregnancy symptoms or have taken a home test, you should confirm your pregnancy with a medical quality pregnancy test and an ultrasound.
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2. Find Out How Far Along You Are
Having an ultrasound is an important piece in making an informed decision. At Pregnancy Resource Center, we can provide you with a free limited ultrasound. The purpose of a limited ultrasound is to determine the location of the fetus, confirm a heartbeat and provide the estimated gestational age, which is based on measurements taken of the fetus. Abortion procedures vary depending on how far along you are.
3. Learn About Abortion Procedures and Risks
The type of abortion available to you will depend on how far along you are.
4. Get Tested for STDs First
All women considering abortion should be tested for STDs even in if they are not experiencing any symptoms, to ensure that there are no possible complications. Untreated STDs can spread during a surgical abortion and could cause complications such as pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), which can lead to an increased risk of ectopic (tubal) pregnancy and reduced fertility. Schedule an appointment for STD testing today.
The U.S. National Institute of Health advises that the decision to have an abortion is a serious one that should be made after being counseled on the issue.
Proceed with Caution
If anyone presents any of your options as easy, cheap and quick be cautious! Parenting, adoption and abortion are all big decisions with different implications. Don’t rush your decision. Start with a deep breath, then give us a call or make an appointment. We can talk you through your options.
Someone to Talk To
Do you want to talk with someone about all of your pregnancy options? Pregnancy Resource Center offers a safe and confidential place for you to learn more about all of your options with a neutral third party. Our staff will listen to your concerns and help address any questions you have regarding abortion, adoption, or parenting. Make an appointment to talk about your situation with one of our trained staff.
Struggling with a past abortion decision?
Surrendering the Secret can help. Regardless of whether your abortion was weeks ago or decades ago, it may still be affecting you.
Surrendering the Secret provides a safe place to talk about your abortion experience through individual sessions.