Are you thinking about scheduling an abortion? First you want to make sure that you are pregnant. The only way to know for sure is to take a medical grade pregnancy test, which is not available for over-the-counter purchase.
However, at Birthline we can provide you with a FREE medical grade pregnancy test. Just reach out to us today to make an appointment for your free test.
The next step is to get an ultrasound to make sure the pregnancy is viable (growing) or if you have miscarried. Birthline can also help you with a FREE ultrasound. Contact Birthline today so we can get you scheduled for a free ultrasound.
These steps are important because, as with any major medical decision, you want to be as informed as possible prior to making a decision.
TWO TYPES OF ABORTION
There are two methods of abortion: medical and chemical. The method you choose depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy. If you would like to know exactly how far along you are in your pregnancy, reach out so we can schedule your FREE ultrasound.
Another name for medical abortion is the abortion pill. The process is actually a series of two drugs that end your pregnancy by causing contractions that expel the fetus from your body. You can only use the abortion pill method if your pregnancy is less than 10 weeks.
Abortion Pill Risks:
According to the Mayo Clinic, a medical abortion comes with the following possible side effects and risks:
- An incomplete abortion, requiring surgery
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Abdominal and/or pelvic pain
- Diarrhea, nausea, vomiting
A surgical abortion is performed in a clinic.. There are different types of surgical procedures that depend on how far along you are in your pregnancy. Each procedure requires your cervix to be dilated (opened), so the pregnancy can be taken out. Vacuum aspiration, a scraping tool, and forceps may be used to remove the pregnancy.
Surgical Abortion Risks:
According to the Mayo Clinic, a surgical abortion comes with the following possible side effects and risks:
- Perforation of the uterus
- Damage to the cervix
- Scar tissue on the uterine wall
- Heavy bleeding
WE CAN HELP
As you can see, knowing how far along you are in your pregnancy is important. At Birthline, we can give you a free ultrasound referral so you can access the key information that you need.
We know how difficult and even life-altering an unplanned pregnancy can be. The team at Birthline is here to answer any questions you may have.
Please call us today to schedule an appointment.
Remember, you are not alone!
Please note that although our staff members are available to speak with you about all your options before making your decision, Birthline does not perform or refer for abortions.