To understand what option may be right for you, it’s important to understand more about these types of abortions and the associated risks.
During a medical abortion, two medications are given to a woman to remove conception products. The first is called mifepristone; this medication blocks a pregnancy hormone called progesterone which inhibits the growth of the fetus. Next, misoprostol is administered to cause contractions and push out the pregnancy tissue. According to the Cleveland Clinic, risks of a medical abortion include:
It’s essential for your health to have a complete and thorough physical and health history before determining whether medical abortion is right for you. An ultrasound also proves extremely helpful in understanding what choices you do have. The Cleveland Clinic states this specific procedure can be dangerous for individuals who:
Depending on the fetus’s gestational age, a Dilation & Evacuation (D&E) or Dilation & Curettage (D&C) procedure will be utilized. Both of these procedures are types of surgical abortions and use medical instruments and a vacuum to remove the pregnancy tissue. A D&C is used earlier in pregnancy, while D&E is utilized after 12 weeks and is a more complex procedure.
Both these procedures do have associated risks, according to the Cleveland Clinic, which include:
Understanding your options is important to us. We are committed to serving you and want to give you the peace of mind you deserve while not compromising your health and safety. If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy or want to speak with our caring staff about your specific situation, we encourage you to contact us today. We can provide free and confidential options counseling and pregnancy testing to know what options are available to you. Together, we will help you find the support and care you are worthy of because your journey matters.