Resources for Women | Informed Choices Serving Dunneville, CA
If you live in or near Dunneville, CA and are looking for information on abortion pill risks, side effects, cost, and options, we’ve got you covered. We can provide the answers you need on at-home or self-managed abortions, what you need to know before you decide, and provide a no cost ultrasound to confirm how far along you are and if the pregnancy is viable (able to continue on it’s own) or if you are having a natural miscarriage.
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The Abortion Pill
Considering abortion? Learn more about the abortion pill and your options in California. We provide information on medication abortions and free pregnancy services so you can make a fully informed choice.
your first steps
It’s your pregnancy, your future, and your choice. We care about you and want to empower you to make a fully informed decision. Before an abortion, there are several things you need to know.
Has your pregnancy been confirmed?
Even if you've had a positive pregnancy test, you will need an ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy, determine how far along you are, and rule out an ectopic or tubal pregnancy. Due to the possibility of a natural miscarriage, we also recommend verifying your HCG levels.
Have you ruled out an STI or STD?
An untreated infection can cause major complications if not treated prior to an abortion.
Do you have any health conditions that could rule out a medication abortion?
The abortion pill is not an option for women with certain health conditions. Learn more about any possible restrictions and potential side-effects of medication abortions.
If you are unsure about the answer to any of these questions, we can help. Contact us today to make an appointment at our clinic serving Dunneville, CA.
About Abortion Pills
The abortion pill is FDA-approved up through 10 weeks after a woman's last menstrual period. The first dose blocks progesterone, a pregnancy hormone that helps the embryo develop. The second pill causes the uterus to expel the embryo, inducing contractions and early labor.
Side effects can include:
Bleeding and blood clots
Heavy cramping and contractions
Nausea, vomiting, and/or diarrhea
Fever and/or infection
Thinning of the uterine lining
Stomach and abdominal pain
Incomplete abortion and more
Because menstrual cycles can be unpredictable, an ultrasound should be performed so you can find out exactly how far along you are. It is dangerous to take the abortion pill if you are more than 10 weeks pregnant, have health conditions that make you ineligible for a chemical abortion, or have an ectopic pregnancy.
The abortion pill is not the same as emergency contraceptives or morning-after pills. Due to safety concerns, the FDA issued a warning about ordering abortion pills online. (Informed Choices does not provide or refer for abortion services or charge for our pregnancy services.)
about abortion procedures
An aspiration abortion procedure can be performed up to 13 weeks after a woman's last menstrual period. It is the most common early surgical abortion method and it is an outpatient procedure.
A D&E abortion is typically performed 13 weeks or more after a woman's last menstrual period. It is the most common second-trimester surgical abortion method. Local anesthesia or sedation is commonly utilized.
DISCLAIMER: We provide education on abortion and pregnancy options. We do not refer for or perform termination services and we do not financially benefit from any decision you make.