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Abortion

Before You Have an Abortion Procedure

1. Verify Your Pregnancy

Before getting any type of abortion, you first need to know if you are actually pregnant. Even if you have pregnancy symptoms or have taken a home test, you may want help verifying your pregnancy. Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic provides laboratory-quality pregnancy testing that is 99% accurate and offers a limited OB ultrasound at no cost to confirm the viability of your pregnancy and to determine how far along you are.

2. Get An Ultrasound

An ultrasound is an important next step if you are considering terminating your pregnancy. Different abortion methods are used at different stages of pregnancy. An ultrasound will tell you how many weeks pregnant you are, which will tell you more about the options available to you. An ultrasound will also tell you if your pregnancy is viable (meaning there is a heartbeat and the pregnancy is located in the uterus) or if you might naturally miscarry.

Understanding Different Abortion Procedures

Different abortion methods are used to end pregnancy based on how far along you are. You deserve to know the facts and be fully educated. At the Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic, we take time to educate you on the different abortion methods that may be available to you. Our caring staff will help you understand what you can expect from each type of abortion procedure and present documented abortion risk factors so that you can make an informed decision. Make an appointment at with Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic today!

Abortion Pill (Medical Abortion)

Medical or non-surgical abortion uses mifepristone (RU-486) together with misoprostol to end an early pregnancy (70 days or less since the first day of the last menstrual period).  Medical abortion may involve up to 3 office visits with your provider and may require a surgical procedure if the medical abortion is incomplete.

Surgical Abortion

As the name implies, a surgical abortion is a surgical procedure ending a pregnancy by emptying the uterus (or womb) using surgical instruments. There are different types of surgical procedures and different methods (depending on how far along you are).  Open Arms can confirm pregnancy dating and educate you on the procedure(s) at your stage in the pregnancy.

How Much Does Abortion Cost?

The cost for abortion depends on the type of abortion you have.  In this part of the state, abortions during the first trimester (approximately 12 weeks) generally cost $300-$500 but can cost up to $1,500.  Second trimester abortions range from about $450 to $3,000.  Open Arms offers education on all of your pregnancy options in order to help you with your questions and concerns.  We do not profit from your reproductive choices and therefore all our services are free.

No One Can Decide for You

When faced with an unintended pregnancy everyone wants to give their opinion about what you should do. But it's your decision, and no one should decide for you. Our medical staff and patient advocates will give you the guidance and support you need to make a decision you can feel good about.

No One Can Force You

No one can force you to terminate your pregnancy, even if you are a minor.  If you are a minor being forced to have an abortion against your will, give us a call for help.  For additional information, see our blog on this topic.

Questions to Ask if Seeking an Abortion

If you are considering getting an abortion, there are a lot of questions to think about before deciding what to do.

  • Am I really pregnant?
  • How far along in the pregnancy am I?
  • Do I have an STD?
  • What abortion methods can be used?
  • What happens after an abortion?
  • Are there other options available to me?
  • What if I have already had an abortion?

Make an appointment to talk with a Case Manager and get answers to your questions about pregnancy and abortion.

Request an Appointment Today!

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