Are you considering abortion?

Your pregnancy has completely caught you by surprise. Maybe you never imagined this happening to you. Now that it has, you have a decision to make. Make sure you have as much information as possible before you decide.

The types of abortion

There are two main types of abortion, medication and surgical. Which type you have is strictly dependent on how far along your pregnancy is.

Make sure you’ve had an ultrasound beforehand. Our complimentary ultrasounds will tell you how long you have been pregnant and whether or not you’ve had a miscarriage already.

A medication abortion

Medication abortion is available up to 10 weeks after your last menstrual period. It has several different names, including RU-486, self-managed, and the abortion pill.

This method requires taking two very powerful drugs. The first drug is known as mifepristone. It changes the uterine lining causing the pregnancy to disengage. This action causes the death of the embryo.

The second drug, taken a day or two later, is known as misoprostol. This drug causes contractions that expel the pregnancy from the uterus.

​Possible complications associated with medication abortion include:

  • Heavy bleeding
  • Painful cramping
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • ​Incomplete abortion (needing a surgical abortion to complete a failed medication abortion)
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Possible allergic reaction to the medication

Ultrasound also indicates where your pregnancy is located. If it is determined you have an ectopic pregnancy, abortion is not an option. Be aware of the dangers of ectopic pregnancy and seek follow-up medical care immediately.

Surgical abortion

Surgical abortion is available up to 14 weeks after your last menstrual period. There are different types of surgical abortions depending on the gestational age of the fetus.

The most common is Vacuum Aspiration. This method requires dilating (opening) the cervix with either medication or instruments. After the cervix is opened, a suction or vacuum device is inserted into the uterus to remove the pregnancy contents.

With other types of surgical abortions, a special instrument called a curette might also be used to scrape out any other contents.

Possible complications associated with surgical abortion include:

  • Blood clots in the uterus
  • Perforated uterus
  • Torn cervix
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Pelvic infection
  • Incomplete abortion

Possible emotional side effects of both medication and surgical abortion include:

  • Depression
  • Grief
  • Sadness
  • Regret

How we can help

We provide a safe and confidential place to discuss your pregnancy and your options, such as abortion. It is against the law for anyone to force you to have an abortion. You are the only one with the legal right to choose the outcome of your pregnancy.

Contact us with your questions and concerns. We care about you and your future. We believe in you. Believe in yourself.

We are a limited medical facility and do not perform or refer for abortions.