An unplanned pregnancy can be a scary thing to deal with alone. Please know, you are not alone as you navigate this decision; we are here to help. Becoming educated and understanding all of the facts is important before you make your final decision. If your decision is abortion, here are three things you will need before:
- Pregnancy confirmation
- Education on your options
- Abortion information
1. Pregnancy Confirmation
Although not every woman experiences all pregnancy symptoms, here are common signs that are associated with early pregnancy:
- You missed a period
- You feel like throwing up sometimes
- Your breasts feel tender
- You have to pee more often
- You are more tired than usual
- You have mood swings
While home pregnancy tests are reliable, only a physician or other appropriate healthcare professional can confirm that you are pregnant. Visit our center today to be sure of your pregnancy.
Follow-Up With An Ultrasound
In pregnancy, an ultrasound indicates if pregnancy is taking place where it should be and is not ectopic (outside the uterus). Immediate medical intervention may be required for the health and safety of the woman if ectopic pregnancy is present.
Early discovery of an ectopic pregnancy is vital to protect women’s health. An ultrasound confirms pregnancy placement, how far along you are, and other vital details so you can get the clarity you need.
2. Understand Your Options
Once you confirm your pregnancy, our staff here at Care Net can offer education about all three of your pregnancy options: abortion, adoption, and parenting.
Schedule an appointment with us today if you would like to receive further information on all your options. We are here to listen to your concerns and questions about each option.
We offer free options counseling so you can receive the answers you need and make a decision that’s right for you.
3. Abortion Information
It’s important to consider the risks of abortion and what the different types of abortion procedures entail.
Possible risks of abortion, according to the Mayo Clinic, include infection, incomplete abortion, or heavy and prolonged bleeding.
Signs and symptoms that may require medical attention after a medical abortion include:
- Heavy bleeding — soaking two or more pads an hour for two hours
- Severe abdominal or back pain
- Fever lasting more than 24 hours
- Foul-smelling vaginal discharge
The Mental Effects of Abortion
Psychotherapist Vincent Rue was one of the first people to introduce the connection between mental health issues and abortion. His study, “Induced Abortion and Traumatic Stress,” shared that…
- 60% reported that they felt “part of me died” after their abortions
- 25% said they didn’t receive adequate counseling
- 64% said they felt pressured by others to abort
- 65% of U.S. women experienced multiple symptoms of PTSD (which they attributed to their abortions)
We Are Here for You.
Once you’ve gone about these three steps, the decision is ultimately up to you. Our non-judgemental team is here to help you walk through all these steps and answer questions you may have along the way.
Schedule a free and confidential appointment today.