Are You Considering Abortion?

An abortion decision is a major medical pregnancy choice that will impact your future. It’s important to not be pressured into this decision or regret not knowing the risks.

Here is more information about the types of abortion procedures, the risks, and what should be done before an abortion to safeguard your health. Your health is a top priority.

Different Types of Abortion Procedures

Medical Abortion

Medical abortion, also called the abortion pill, is a pregnancy termination method involving two different drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol. This abortion method is only recommended for women through 10 weeks of pregnancy.

First, mifepristone is used to block the progesterone pregnancy hormone and prevent the pregnancy from growing. Next, misoprostol is taken and causes the uterus to expel the content of the pregnancy. Follow-up is needed with a medical professional after this procedure to be sure all contents of the pregnancy were removed.

Risks of Medical Abortion

The Mayo Clinic shares possible risks of medical abortion, including:

  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding

Surgical Abortion

Surgical abortion is a more invasive abortion than a medical abortion. Typically, anesthesia is given during this procedure, and different medical instruments are used to dilate and open up the cervix. Next, surgical instruments are used to remove all parts of the pregnancy from the uterus. There is a much longer recovery process for this type of abortion.

Risks of Surgical Abortion

According to the Mayo Clinic, surgical abortion risks include:

  • Damage to the cervix
  • Scar tissue on the uterine wall
  • Infection
  • Heavy/prolonged bleeding
  • Perforation of the uterus

Be Informed About Your Pregnancy & Options

Before any type of abortion or other pregnancy decision, you need to understand the facts about your unique pregnancy. Confirm your pregnancy with free and confidential, lab-quality pregnancy testing and limited ultrasound at our clinic today. Determine the options available to you.

Schedule an appointment to get started and learn more about abortion or your other options. You are not alone.

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