If you are considering an abortion procedure for your unexpected pregnancy, there are steps to take beforehand. Safeguard your health with pregnancy confirmation services and be informed about abortion risks to make an educated decision. You deserve the facts.

Be Aware of the Risks

Abortion is a major medical decision. There are two main types of abortion procedures that come with their own risks: medical and surgical abortion. 

Medical Abortion:

Also known as “the abortion pill,” medical abortion includes taking two different drugs to terminate an existing pregnancy: mifepristone and misoprostol. Potential risks of medical abortion include:

  • Incomplete abortion (which requires another procedure to treat)
  • Heavy bleeding that will not stop
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Diarrhea and digestive pain
  • Allergic reaction to the drugs used

Surgical Abortion:

During surgical abortion, a surgeon removes the pregnancy from the woman’s body using suction and additional surgical tools as needed. Commonly, a woman will experience pain, mild cramping, and light bleeding after the procedure.

Risks associated with surgical abortion procedures include:

  • Uterine perforation (a hole poked through the uterus)
  • Infection
  • Bleeding

Confirm Your Pregnancy Details 

Before making a decision, confirm your pregnancy with pregnancy testing and an ultrasound to be sure of your pregnancy details. An ultrasound will confirm if your pregnancy has a heartbeat and is progressing, its location, and how far along you are. 

The FDA only recommends medical abortion for women through 10 weeks gestation. Once you have taken a positive pregnancy test at Women’s Care Medical Center, we can help you take your next step with a limited obstetric ultrasound.

Know All Your Options

Consider being informed about all your pregnancy options so you can make a fully informed decision for your future. We can help you understand your options and answer any questions you might have. 

No matter your decision, we’re here to serve and support you during this unexpected time. Schedule a free and confidential appointment today.

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