Considering Abortion?

If you are facing an unexpected pregnancy, you may be considering abortion. There are many different abortion procedures and risks to consider.  It’s important to educate yourself with information on abortion and other options available to you.

First Things First

Before you consider any of your options, your first step is to confirm your pregnancy. While a positive pregnancy test can be an indication of pregnancy, the only way to know for sure is by having an ultrasound. Alpha Women’s Center can provide you with a lab-quality pregnancy test and an ultrasound to determine whether you are pregnant and identify how far along you are. This information is vital before seeking an abortion because the type of abortion procedure available to you will be dependent on how many weeks you have been pregnant.

Abortion Procedures

There are two main types of abortion procedures: medical and surgical. As mentioned above, the type of procedure available to a pregnant woman depends on how far along she is in her pregnancy, due to the size of the fetus. Medical abortions use drugs to end a pregnancy, whereas surgical abortions use several types of surgical instruments to end a pregnancy. Medical abortions and some types of surgical abortions are available early on in pregnancy, but after the first few months, medical abortions will no longer be available due to the increased size of the fetus.

What to Ask Yourself Before An Abortion

Because abortion is a medical procedure, it’s important to make sure you are educated on the procedures, risk and all your options. Below is a list of questions you should ask yourself before making an appointment with an abortion provider.

  • What are all my options?
  • What are the physical risks of abortion?
  • What are the emotional risks of abortion?
  • What procedures are available to me?
  • Do I have an STD?
  • Am I really pregnant?
  • Is my pregnancy viable?

All of these questions and more can be answered during an appointment at Alpha Women’s Center. Contact us today to schedule your free and confidential options counseling appointment.