When considering an abortion, your health and safety is important to us. We are here to help you sort through all of your questions and concerns.
At your appointment, you will meet with a nurse who may provide you with a free ultrasound to confirm a viable pregnancy and estimate how far along you are. Finding out how far along your pregnancy is will determine the type of abortion.
- Clinical Pregnancy Testing and Verification
- Limited OB Ultrasound
- Gestational Age Determination
- Complete Pregnancy and Abortion Options Consultation
- Pre- and Post-Abortion Patient Education
Medical services are provided free of charge by licensed medical personnel.
Here are 3 important pieces of information you need to have before making a decision about an abortion or the abortion pill:
1. ARE YOU PREGNANT?
This is always the first question to ask. At your appointment, you will meet with a nurse who will provide a pregnancy test to determine if you are pregnant or not. Based on your results and situation, a free ultrasound to confirm a viable pregnancy and estimate how far along you are may be scheduled. Our center is here to help you confirm your pregnancy on a more personal basis, one-on-one, and to look at your particular situation and health factors.
2. DO YOU KNOW YOUR OPTIONS & RISKS?
It is essential to take the time to do some research before you make your final decision. There are risks, just as there are with any other medical procedure. Gaining knowledge will empower you to make your own informed choice.
3. WHAT ARE THE EMOTIONAL RISKS INVOLVED?
An abortion is a medical procedure that cannot be undone. There are different abortion procedures depending on how far along you are in this pregnancy. Each procedure has medical, psychological and emotional risks. We can provide information regarding abortion procedures and risks. For women who need emotional support after an abortion, we have trained personnel who can help.
There are two main types of abortion.
Medication abortion also called the abortion pill, can be taken up to 70 days (10 weeks pregnant). The pill ( two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol) is taken in two doses, one typically at a doctor’s office and the other at home.
There are several types of surgical abortions. Suction aspiration, also called suction curettage, or vacuum aspiration abortion, is performed during the first 6 to 16 weeks gestation. Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) is another type of procedure typically done in later weeks. Both types have risks and side-effects and greatly vary depending on your gestation and health.
If you are considering abortion, your first step is a pre-abortion assessment. We never financially benefit from your decision and can discuss your options with absolutely no pressure. All services are free and confidential.