08 Dec 3 Things Needed Before Abortion
If you’re contemplating an abortion, there are three things you should check off your list first that will help protect your health and help you to make an informed decision you won’t regret. These three things are:
- Confirm pregnancy
- Speak with a professional
- Understand all your available options
Why Do I Need To Confirm Pregnancy?
Confirming pregnancy is the first step to take. Sometimes home pregnancy tests do not give accurate results, which can be due to:
- A faulty test
- User error
- The test was taken too soon
- Diluted urine sample
A positive result on a home test does not rule out miscarriage. An ultrasound is an important next step after a positive pregnancy test to medically confirm the pregnancy. However, that’s not all an ultrasound can do. Ultrasounds can help medical professionals know a pregnancy’s viability, location, and age. These factors are important when considering your options.
For example, medical abortions are not recommended for pregnancies past certain gestational ages and outside the uterus (ectopic). In fact, once professionals are alerted to an ectopic pregnancy, immediate medical intervention is needed as it can be a life-threatening condition for women.
Why Should I Speak With A Professional
Speaking with a medical professional is important to safeguard your health and wellness. Discussing medications that may need to be stopped or altered before a procedure, as well as past and present medical conditions is important.
Also important to discuss are the risks associated with abortion that you should thoroughly understand. Some risks of a medical abortion are:
- Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort
Risks to a surgical abortion include:
- Perforation of the uterus
- Damage to the cervix
- Scar tissue on the uterine wall
Going the extra mile may seem excessive, but protecting your health is worth the extra effort!
Who Can I Speak With About All My Options?
Contact us today to discuss all your options and understand the impact of abortion. We believe in empowering you with knowledge, so you can make an informed decision that’s right for you in a judgment-free zone, surrounded by the support you deserve.
All appointments and services, which include pregnancy testing and ultrasound, are at no cost to you and are always confidential.
We believe the quality of your care matters, and we believe in walking this journey with you. We look forward to meeting you!