If you are facing an unplanned, or unexpected pregnancy, you might be considering abortion as an option. Because there are different types of procedures, and risks associated with each, it is important for you to discuss your options and receive the most up-to-date information about the procedures. Our caring and supportive staff can help answer your questions about this life-changing decision.
What do I need to know about abortion?
Abortion is a medical procedure. There are two common methods of abortions. Abortion methods include a medical procedure, commonly referred to as the abortion pill (Plan B or RU 486), and surgical abortions which are more invasive. The surgical procedure is performed in-clinic, while the medical procedure can be started in the clinic and completed at home. Which method you choose will depend on how far along you are in your pregnancy.
As with any medical procedure, both types of abortions can come with risks. It’s important to know what those risks are, and how your body will be affected. So, it’s important to give yourself the time you need to make an informed decision that is right for you.
What’s the first step?
If you think that you are pregnant, or have had a positive home pregnancy test, the next step is to have a confirmation pregnancy test here at the center.
Once the confirmation of positive pregnancy test is complete we can schedule a limited ultrasound. This will help determine how far along you are, if the pregnancy is in the proper place (not ectopic), and if the pregnancy is viable. At this time you’ll be able to talk to our medical staff to help you understand the facts associated with each abortion procedure.
All of our services are always free and confidential.