What can you tell me about Abortion?
If you are considering an abortion, it’s important to remember that an abortion is a medical procedure. As with any medical procedure, you deserve to know the facts before you decide. You owe it to yourself to make an informed decision. It’s common to have a lot of questions regarding abortion, we are here to help!
During an appointment with one of our nurses we can help you discover things like:
- Can you tell me if I am for sure pregnant?
- Am I at a risk for a natural miscarriage or other complications?
- How far along am I?
Our trained Care Team can also help answer questions like:
- What kind of abortions are available to me?
- Will I have to miss work or school?
- Are there any risks or after-effects I should know about?
Below are answers to some of the most common questions regarding abortion:
What are the different kinds of abortion I can get?
Medication abortion: also known as the “abortion pill” or RU-486, occurs when you take medicines obtained from a doctor or nurse to end an early pregnancy. The “Abortion Pill” method uses two different medicines to end a pregnancy: mifepristone and misoprostol. The protocol approved by the Food and Drug Administration allows this type of abortion up to 70 days after the last menstrual period. It is usually used up to seven weeks, but sometimes up to nine weeks from the last menstrual period. This is why it is important to have an ultrasound to determine exactly how far along you are. These medicines are administered in a two-part process over a 48 hour period causing your body to eventually expel the embryo/fetus from your uterus. Symptoms include intense cramping and very heavy bleeding.
Surgical abortion is performed by a doctor or nurse who uses suction &/or medical instruments to remove the fetus from your uterus. Surgical abortions range from vacuum aspiration (suction) to dilation and extraction (D & E) to more complicated late-term options. The exact type of abortion utilized is determined by the fetus’ level of growth. This is why it is important to have an ultrasound to determine exactly how far along you are.
If I take the abortion pill, how effective will it be?
Since abortion is a medical procedure, there is some risk involved with getting one. If the process is not 100% effective you may require an in-clinic surgical procedure to complete the abortion. To discuss the information above and any other questions you may have please call us to speak with one of our registered nurses.
If you have taken the first dose of the Abortion Pill (Mifeprex or RU-486), and you are having second thoughts, or regret your decision and wish you could reverse the effects of the abortion pill we can help you! Please call us immediately 24/7 for a reversal referral at 877.558.0333
Decisions about abortion are not easy and your situation is unique to you. A MyChoice Clinic Nurse is available to help you navigate your options and talk about your situation. Although we do not provide, abortions in our clinic, our desire is to provide you with all the information you need to make a well-thought-out, informed decision.