If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may be considering abortion as an option. Before making a final decision, it’s important to have all the facts so you can be fully informed. Our goal is to provide the information you need and empower you to make your own choice.
Different Abortion Procedures
The Abortion Pill (RU486)
The abortion pill, or medical abortion, is a type of abortion that happens during the first ten weeks of pregnancy. It’s actually a series of two pills — one taken at the doctor’s office and one taken 24 hours later at home — designed to cause fetal demise and then cause your body to expel the pregnancy.
If you’re further than nine or ten weeks along, the abortion pill won’t be an option for you. There are a few different types of surgical abortion procedures that are more invasive and can cause more extreme side effects.
Abortion Side Effects
Whether you’re considering the abortion pill or a surgical option, it’s important to remember abortion is a serious medical procedure. Like any other procedure, it comes with a variety of side effects, risks, and long-term impact.
Common side effects include:
- Excessive bleeding
- Nausea and vomiting
- Damage to cervix
- Perforated uterus
- Inability to have future children
It’s important to be aware of these as you make your decision.
If you’re wondering what you should do next, remember to confirm your pregnancy before making any big decisions. After a pregnancy test, you should also get an ultrasound. This will help determine how far along you are, if your pregnancy is viable, and where it is located. All of these not only impact the type of abortion you can have but other important information to consider before making a decision.
Are you considering the Abortion Pill? Come in for a private consultation with one of our nurses to learn about RU486. Please contact us to schedule your confidential appointment today!