An elective abortion terminates a viable pregnancy located within the uterus. Many women who choose this option are unexpectedly faced with an unplanned pregnancy and look for a solution. Before deciding, we welcome you to make an appointment with us so you can understand all the important aspects of an abortion procedure and all your available options so that you can make the right choice for you.
What Is A Medical Abortion
A medical abortion is the termination of a pregnancy through a medication regimen. The drugs used are mifepristone and misoprostol, commonly known as the Abortion Pill. Mifepristone is taken first and acts to block progesterone, an essential hormone in pregnancy. When this occurs, uterine walls thin and cause the embryo to detach. Next, misoprostol is taken and causes uterine cramping. This cramping causes the body to push out the detached embryo and pregnancy tissue.
A surgical abortion is the termination of a pregnancy through an invasive operation. Medication and surgical techniques are used to open the cervix and manually remove the embryo and pregnancy tissue from the uterus.
Before Any Abortion
If considering an abortion there are several things you should check off your list first, to help safeguard your health.
- Receive a physical exam
- Give a comprehensive list of current medications
- Provide an in-depth health history including any current conditions
- Confirm pregnancy with a quality pregnancy test and ultrasound
- State any known allergies
Speaking with a trusted professional and checking this list off is important to understand if:
- Certain medications should be altered or stopped before an abortion procedure.
- Your pregnancy is ectopic (outside the uterus). This is usually a medical emergency.
- Specific procedures are not recommended based on your past or current medical conditions.
We offer many of these services at no cost, and will assist you in making sure each item is checked off your list. Make an appointment today to completely understand this option.
How We Can Help
We offer many of these services at no cost and will assist you in making sure each item is checked off your list. Your health deserves to be protected before making your decision. We’re here to empower you with the knowledge and care that ensures you will be comfortable and confident in your choice. Make an appointment today to completely understand this option.