If you are facing an unintended or unsupported pregnancy, you may be feeling overwhelmed right now. It's important not to make a quick decision before you have all the facts and have explored all your options. It can really help to talk it over with someone who understands what you are feeling and thinking. It's also important not to let anyone else pressure you - even those you love. So, why not meet with one of our consultants so you can feel confident you have made the best decision for your own situation? Whatever you decide, we are here for you...before, during and after your pregnancy.
Surgical Abortion: First Trimester
The most common type of abortion is surgical abortion, also referred to as "in clinic" abortion. A procedure known as suction aspiration, often accompanied by dilation and curettage (scraping of the uterus) or a D&C is done from six weeks to about twelve to fourteen weeks. It involves a general anesthetic (being "put to sleep"), a dilation (opening up) of the cervix and a suctioning and/or surgical removal of the fetus. Possible risk factors for this type of procedure include severe cramping, excessive bleeding, blood clot formation, damage to the cervix and perforation of the uterus. Some women undergoing this procedure also complain of psychological trauma, including depression, relationship difficulties and feelings of regret.
For more surgical abortion information in the first trimester, the possible risk factors and whether this procedure would be an option for you, please contact us for an appointment or more information today.
Surgical Abortion: Second Trimester
Dilation and evacuation (D&E) is a procedure done after fourteen weeks of pregnancy (dilating the cervix, sometimes with seaweed strips called Laminaria, and surgically removing the fetus). This type of abortion has similar risk factors to surgical abortions done earlier. Obviously, the farther along a woman is in her pregnancy, the more risk factors she may be facing.
For more surgical abortion information, the possible risk factors and whether this procedure would be an option for you, please contact our trained staff.
Chemical Abortion (RU-486)
A non-surgical abortion, often referred to as a "medical" or "chemical" or "RU-486" abortion, can be done up to 70 days (10 weeks) from the first day of your last period. This type of abortion requires taking two pills. The first, mifepristone, blocks a hormone in your body called progesterone (necessary for pregnancy) and another, misoprostol, causes the uterus to contract and expel the embryo. Side effects from this type of abortion include cramping and bleeding (sometimes excessive) that could last from several days to a few weeks. Additional side effects include heart palpitations, infection and incomplete abortion (in this case you would need to have a surgical abortion afterward.) Any woman interested in this procedure should consult a trained medical professional.
For more information about chemical abortion, the possible risk factors and whether this procedure would be an option for you, please contact us now.
If you have started a chemical abortion and changed your mind about continuing, it may not be too late. We know of many successful stories of women who sought help early and were able to reverse the chemical abortion process. Go to https://www.abortionpillreversal.com/ for more information and help with abortion pill reversal.
NOTE: A viable pregnancy must be diagnosed prior to scheduling an elective abortion; this is done through a sonogram (ultrasound). Contact us today to make an appointment for a free ultrasound.
20-25% of all pregnancies end in spontaneous abortions or miscarriages.That means 1 in every 4 or 5 pregnancies ends on its own without any intervention.
Although Informed Choices does not provide or refer for abortion, we are committed to providing you with everything you need to make an informed choice.