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Women’s Health

Women's
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Making decisions about your health requires you to be fully informed.

Three Things You Should Know Before You Make An Abortion Decision

After having a positive pregnancy test, there is information you must have that will be critical in making a decision about your options moving forward.
You need to know these 3 things.

1. KNOW you are pregnant

2. KNOW the pregnancy is viable and gestational age

3. KNOW if you are STD free

You need to find out if your pregnancy is viable.

About 20% of pregnancies are not viable. This means something didn’t go exactly right and the pregnancy will likely end on its own. A positive pregnancy test cannot confirm that you are actually pregnant. The only way to medically confirm a viable pregnancy is by performing an ultrasound scan. There are several reasons why a pregnancy may not be viable. Our medical staff will take the time to answer all of your questions.

Once your pregnancy is confirmed, you need to find out exactly how far along you are.

Knowing exactly how far along you are will help you determine what options are available to you. Whether you are considering termination, parenting, or adoption, there are different procedures, costs, and other medical issues that vary based upon how many weeks pregnant you are. The only way to know exactly how far along you are is by having an ultrasound exam and taking measurements of the baby.

It is important you do not procure a chemical abortion or take the abortion pills without first having an ultrasound to verify viability and gestational age.

Risk of taking Chemical Abortion Pills Without Having an Ultrasound:

  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Incomplete Abortion
  • Infection
  • Hemorraging