If you are considering the choice of abortion, you should be informed about the different procedures and understand the risks involved. Find clarity about this choice to make an educated decision moving forward. Abortion is a serious medical procedure that has the ability to impact your future.

Medical Abortion

Also called “the abortion pill,” medical abortion is an abortion procedure that includes two types of drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol. The first drug, mifepristone, is normally taken at a medical office, and the second drug, misoprostol taken at home. These drugs work together to end an existing pregnancy.

Risks of Medical Abortion:

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Digestive system discomfort

Surgical Abortion

There are two main types of surgical abortion: Dilation & Evacuation (D&E) and Dilation & Curettage (D&C). Each abortion procedure works to dilate your cervix and uses vacuum aspiration and surgical tools to remove the pregnancy from the uterus. 

A surgical abortion is completed at an abortion clinic. It’s imperative that you understand the risks of surgical abortion before moving forward.

Risks of Surgical Abortion:

  • Infection
  • Heavy bleeding 
  • Perforation of the uterus
  • Damage to the cervix
  • Scar tissue on the uterine wall

Confirm Your Pregnancy

To make sure you are really pregnant and that your pregnancy is viable, schedule a free and confidential pregnancy testing appointment with us to get started. Once you receive a positive pregnancy test, an ultrasound is your next step.

We offer all our pregnancy services at no cost to you so you can get the clarity and support you need.