Are you weighing the possibility of having an abortion? Many women who face an unexpected pregnancy think about abortion as an option. Before you make your decision, it is important to realize that abortion is a life-changing decision. You should take the time to carefully consider your options before making a final decision.
If you have questions or would like to talk to someone about your options, feel free to schedule an appointment with us. Our knowledgeable staff will listen and offer you the resources you need to empower you to make the best choice about your next steps.
The two main types of abortion are surgical and medication. The type of procedure that is an option for you depends on how far along your pregnancy has developed. You can determine this by having an ultrasound performed.
There are different types of abortion available to you, depending on how far your pregnancy has progressed. During a surgical abortion, the fetus will be removed by using tools and local anesthesia. After opening the cervix, the fetus is removed using forceps and suction. After the procedure, most women experience cramping, bleeding, and other side effects.
Medication abortion, or the abortion pill, is approved to use during the first 10 weeks of your pregnancy. After 10 weeks, a medication abortion will no longer be an option. A medication abortion works by ending the flow of progesterone to the fetus, which ends the pregnancy and causes the fetus to leave the body through the vagina. This process involves bleeding, painful cramping, and severe discomfort.
Before you make your final decision to have an abortion, you will need to complete a few steps to ensure that you have all the necessary information. You will need to take a pregnancy test, followed by an ultrasound to verify your pregnancy.
After your pregnancy has been confirmed, you should then consider all the consequences of terminating your pregnancy. Be sure that you understand that this decision is a life-altering one that will have a significant impact on your future. If you would like to ask us any questions about abortion, please contact us today.