Serving Women in Hollister, CA
Considering abortion? Informed Choices provides free services such as consultations on pregnancy options, free pregnancy and STD testing, and an ultrasound at no cost to you.
If you are pregnant, your first step is to confirm the pregnancy and viability (able to continue on its own). The type of abortion is determined by how far along you are, which can be determined during an ultrasound.
Contact us to make an appointment today for a free consultation and pregnancy testing.
Things You Need to Know Before an Abortion
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.
1. Has your pregnancy been confirmed?
Even if you've had a positive pregnancy test, you will need an ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy and determine how far along you are. Due to the possibility of a natural miscarriage, we also recommend verifying your HCG levels.
2. Is your pregnancy occurring in the uterus?
It's important to rule out an ectopic (tubal) pregnancy before you take any medication or before a procedure. An ectopic pregnancy can be a life-threatening condition.
3. Have you been tested for STDs?
An untreated infection can cause major complications if not treated prior to an abortion.
4. 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.
5. Do you know your Rh factor?
This information can determine if you need a RhoGAM shot after an abortion is complete.
If you are unsure about the answer to any of these questions, we can help. Contact us today to make an appointment at Informed Choices. While we do not provide or refer for abortion services, we can give you the answers you need to make an informed and empowered choice.
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.