If you are considering getting an abortion, here are some things to think about before deciding what to do.
There are two different methods:
- Medication abortion, also known as the "abortion pill" or RU 486. In a medication abortion, Mifeprex is used, together with another medication called misoprostol, to end an early pregnancy through 70 days gestation (70 days or less since the first day of a woman's last menstrual period).
- 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).
Questions to think about:
- Am I really pregnant?
- How far along in the pregnancy am I?
- 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?
First: Take a Pregnancy Test
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 quality medical grade urine pregnancy testing.
Second: Confirm A Viable Pregnancy
An ultrasound is an important next step if you are considering terminating your pregnancy. Having an ultrasound will tell you how many weeks pregnant you are, which is important because different abortion methods are used at different stages of pregnancy. It will also help you know if your pregnancy is viable - meaning there is a heartbeat - and if the pregnancy is located in the uterus.
Third: gather information on your options
No matter what choice you make, there will be changes in your life. As with any decision, it's important to take the time needed to get the facts. The staff at the Open Arms Pregnancy Clinic is here to provide professional and compassionate medical care from a holistic perspective. Because all of our services are free, we do not benefit from your reproductive choices.
No One Can Force You
No one can force you to terminate your pregnancy, even if you are a minor. If you are being pressured to have an abortion against your will, give us a call for help.