Are You Considering Abortion?
You received a positive pregnancy test- now what? Women often see abortion as their only option but you have three: abortion, adoption, or parenting. It’s important to know that abortion comes with serious risks and side effects. You deserve to know the facts before moving forward with any pregnancy decision. Take your time and be informed.
A surgical abortion consists of an in-clinic procedure to terminate a pregnancy. The most common type of surgical abortion is the Vacuum Aspiration method, which uses a syringe or vacuum to remove the pregnancy.
Common risks of a surgical abortion include:
- Heavy bleeding
- Perforation of the uterus
- Damage to the cervix
- Scar tissue on the uterine wall
In a medication abortion (also known as the abortion pill), two different drugs are used to end a pregnancy. The first drug, Mifepristone, blocks your body’s production of the progesterone hormone, preventing the embryo from implanting or growing. The second drug, Misoprostol, causes labor-like contractions to remove the pregnancy from the uterus.
Common risks of medication abortion include:
- Incomplete abortion, which may require a surgical abortion to remove any retained fetal tissue
- An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort
If you are considering abortion, you will first need to verify you are pregnant. You may have pregnancy symptoms or have taken a home test, but it’s still important to have your pregnancy confirmed before considering any type of abortion. At First Choice Pregnancy Services, we offer a free pregnancy test and ultrasounds so you can know for sure.
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We do not perform or refer for abortions.