Free Pregnancy Tests
Find out for sure whether or not you are pregnant before you panic. Make an appointment at First Choice Pregnancy Services. Our pregnancy tests are more sensitive than many over-the-counter tests. Once you receive your test result, our staff will discuss with you the options available for your next steps.
Understand Abortion Procedures
If you are planning to visit an abortion clinic, remember that abortion is a medical procedure. As with any medical procedure, it is important to get as much information as possible before you make any decision. Make an appointment at First Choice Pregnancy Services. Our staff is available to provide information and answer any questions you may have.
Different Types of Abortion
There are different abortion procedures which are used during different stages of pregnancy. Before you decide on abortion, be sure to learn about all the different types of abortion procedures which may be available to you and their associated risks. A good place to start is by making an appointment at First Choice Pregnancy Services for a free abortion consultation. Our staff can provide you with a free pregnancy test followed by a limited ultrasound to help you determine how far along you are in your pregnancy and what options may be available to you at this stage.
Mifiprex (RU486) or methotrexate followed by misoprostol are used to terminate an early pregnancy in medical, or non-surgical, abortions. This method of abortion is used for women who are within 49 days of their last menstrual period and can involve up to 3 office visits. A follow-up surgical abortion will be required if the medical abortion is incomplete.
It is important to have an ultrasound if you are considering abortion. If no heartbeat is detectable, your pregnancy is not viable and will end naturally. Also, if you have an ectopic pregnancy, it will be discovered before it becomes life threatening. Abortionists are not required to do ultrasounds. And, since complications, including incomplete abortions, become more likely in more advanced pregnancies, accurate dating is important. Make an appointment today.
If you’re not a candidate for a medical abortion, or if the medical abortion doesn’t work, you would need a surgical abortion. The most common types of surgical abortion performed during the first trimester are: vacuum aspiration and dilation & curettage. Visit First Choice Pregnancy Services to learn more about abortion procedures and their associated risks.
Morning After Pill
The Morning After Pill (also known as Plan B, Plan B One Step or Ella) and RU486 are NOT the same. The Morning After Pill is emergency contraception and is taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. The Morning After Pill works by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary, preventing fertilization, and/or preventing implantation. If you have any questions about the Morning After Pill, visit us at First Choice Pregnancy Services.
Is Abortion Painful?
Women who’ve had an abortion report different experiences. Some women experience minimum discomfort while others say their abortion was painful. In addition to reporting physical pain, some women also say they suffer from emotional pain following their abortion procedure. In the handbook, IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, Information on Fetal Development, Abortion and Alternatives, The Minnesota Department of Health states, “Counseling or support before and after your abortion is very important” Contact First Choice Pregnancy Services to talk to someone about your questions and concerns before undergoing an abortion. To read the handbook online, click this link: http://www.health.state.mn.us/wrtk/handbook_eng.pdf