Maybe you’re considering abortion after finding out you’re unexpectedly pregnant. Words can’t describe all the emotions you may be feeling. You are not alone.
Abortion is not as simple as you may think, but it’s a life-changing event with serious physical and emotional side effects. Our team at Women’s Clinics Maryland is here to give you more information about what you need before an abortion.
What Is Abortion?
There are two types of abortion: surgical and medication abortion. Both work towards ending an existing pregnancy. If you are over 10 weeks pregnant, you are not eligible for medication abortion, and surgical abortion is your only other abortion option.
Some major risks of medication abortion include incomplete abortion, heavy and prolonged bleeding, infection, fever, and more. Risks of surgical abortion include perforation of the uterus, damage to the cervix, infection, and more. Consider the risks before choosing abortion. You deserve to know about all of them.
Things Needed Before Abortion
Before moving forward with abortion, pregnancy confirmation is needed. Here are three things needed before choosing abortion and how to go about them.
1. Lab-quality Pregnancy Testing
Though at-home pregnancy tests are accurate, you will want to verify your pregnancy with lab-quality pregnancy testing to get the most accurate results. There is a slight chance for error with home pregnancy tests, as you could take it at the wrong time. To be sure of your pregnancy, visit our Women’s Clinics Maryland for free and confidential pregnancy testing, and let’s find out.
2. Get A Viability Ultrasound
An ultrasound is essential before an abortion, as it confirms if you have a viable pregnancy (with a heartbeat), how far along you are, and where the pregnancy is located. An ultrasound is needed prior to either a surgical or medication abortion. It’s a simple and painless scan.
3. Learn More About Your Options
You deserve to know more about all your options. Talk to our team to learn more about abortion or your other two options: adoption or parenting. To get free pregnancy confirmation services and support, visit our clinic today.
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