Are You Considering Abortion?
Wondering if abortion is the option for you? You first deserve to understand the facts. You may be facing fear, anxiety, or confusion as you navigate this unexpected season. Know that you are not alone, and we are here to support you.
If you are considering abortion, there are major risks to learn about beforehand. Get clarity about this option so you can make an informed decision for your future.
What Are the Different Abortion Types?
Medication abortion, also known as the abortion pill, is an abortion procedure including two different drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol. The first pill, mifepristone, is usually taken inside an abortion clinic and followed by a second abortion pill, misoprostol, at home.
Mifepristone blocks the womb from absorbing progesterone and thins the lining of the uterus, preventing the pregnancy from progressing, and ultimately ending a pregnancy. Misoprostol then makes the uterus contract, releasing the contents of the pregnancy through the vagina.
It’s essential to follow-up with a medical professional to make sure the abortion was completed and there are no complications, as these are not uncommon.
Risks of Medication Abortion Include:
- Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
- An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort
There are multiple types of surgical abortion procedures, including a D&E abortion and aspiration abortion. Aspiration abortions are normally done up to 14 weeks of pregnancy, while a D&E (Dilation and Evacuation) is done after 14 weeks.
Each surgical abortion procedure involves the cervix being dilated and a vacuum suction used to remove all the contents of the uterus. The major difference between the two is that with a D&E, forceps and other medical instruments are used to scrape the inside of the uterus at the end.
Risks of Surgical Abortion Include:
- Heavy bleeding
- Perforation of the uterus
- Damage to the cervix
- Scar tissue on the uterine wall
Confirm Your Pregnancy
In order to understand if you qualify for abortion and what type, you will need to confirm how far along you are. You can start the confirmation process at our center today with a free and confidential pregnancy test to be sure!
Get the peace of mind you need today at our center with our free and confidential support. Schedule an appointment to talk through all your pregnancy options as well. We are here for you!