Abortion is a major life decision. It is your right to know about abortion risks and procedures. At Community Pregnancy Clinics, we encourage you to take time to learn about all of your options. Different abortion methods are used at different stages of pregnancy. Although we don’t perform or refer for abortions, we will help you understand what you can expect from each type of abortion procedure. Make an appointment today to get the information you need before scheduling an abortion.
Information You Should Know Before Scheduling an Abortion
- 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. Be aware that about 10-20% of known pregnancies end in natural miscarriage. Actual rates may be higher as many women miscarry before knowing they are pregnant. Schedule an appointment today to confirm your pregnancy.
- Find Out How Far Along You Are
Having an ultrasound is an important piece in making an informed decision. At Community Pregnancy Clinics, 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.
- Learn About Abortion Procedures and Risks
The type of abortion available to you will depend on how far along you are. Take time to learn about the procedure(s) you are considering including potential risks and complications.
Learn more about abortion procedures at various stages of pregnancy.
- 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.
Someone to Talk To
Do you want to talk with someone about all of your pregnancy options? Community Pregnancy Clinics 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?
Support After Abortion can help. Hear from those who have had abortions. Regardless of whether your abortion was weeks ago or decades ago, it may still be affecting you. Support after Abortion provides a safe place to talk about your abortion experience through either online, individual mentoring or group sessions. Link: