Maybe you know that parenting is not an option for you right now with your life circumstances. We understand. You are still exploring your other options of abortion and adoption and it may seem overwhelming. You could be going back and forth, not sure what to do. We hope to better inform you about both abortion and adoption so you can get more clarity on what they are like. No matter what you do next, you are not alone.

How Does Abortion Work?

Abortion is not a simple process and involves risks with both surgical and medication abortion. Surgical abortion is more invasive, involves anesthesia, and is done normally after the10th week of pregnancy.

With medication abortion, two abortion drugs are taken: Mifepristone and Misoprostol. Both work together to terminate and expel the pregnancy from your uterus.

What are the Risks of Abortion?

Potential Surgical Abortion Risks & Side Effects:

  • Heavy bleeding, including blood clots
  • Fever
  • Severe pain or cramping 
  • Risk of uterine perforation
  • Potential for cervical damage
  • Risk of infection

Potential Medication Abortion Risks & Side Effects:

  • May experience excessive bleeding and painful cramping
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Diarrhea 
  • Risk of an incomplete abortion
  • Risk of infection
  • Potential for blood clots remaining in the uterus

What Does Adoption Look Like?

Adoption may feel like a big sacrifice for you right now, but it can come with great joy. It can be handled in different ways, closed, open, or semi-open. Adoption is an act of love that gives your child a shot at life with great opportunity. 

If you want to get to know your child and their adoptive family, that is called an open adoption option! Or if you prefer to move on and not be involved, a closed or semi-open adoption could be for you. As the birth mom, you get to decide what adoption plan you choose and what kind of family you place your child with. The decision is yours. An adoption is never final until after the baby is born and all papers are signed.

Schedule an Appointment to Learn About Abortion and Adoption

Whatever option you’re leaning towards, talk to our team today to learn more and be informed about their advantages and disadvantages. Schedule a no-cost and confidential appointment to talk.

You are stronger than you know.