Are You Considering an Abortion?
Navigating an unplanned pregnancy takes courage and strength. At Hope Women’s Center, we provid lab-quality pregnancy tests and ultrasounds at no charge so you can make an informed decision.
Abortion is a Major, Medical Decision
Women facing an unplanned pregnancy may choose to seek an abortion for many reasons. It takes courage to walk through the uncertainty of what lies ahead. At Hope Women’s Center, we can help you understand the full range of options you have, including abortion, so you can make an informed and empowered decision.
There are two main types of abortions—an invasive procedure known as Surgical Abortion, and the Abortion Pill. If you think you’re pregnant, we can provide a lab-quality pregnancy test at no cost to you. If a pregnancy is confirmed, we will help you understand where you are in your pregnancy, explain your options, and answer questions you may have.
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Questions About Abortion
Even if you have pregnancy symptoms or have taken an at-home test, you should confirm your pregnancy with a medical-quality pregnancy test and an ultrasound to be sure. A pregnancy may be detected as early as 7 to 10 days after conception.
Research shows 1 in 4 pregnancies end in natural miscarriage with actual rates likely being higher as many women will miscarry before knowing they are pregnant.
Having an abortion is a major medical decision. It is important for you to gather all the necessary information on the wide range of options you have. We can assist you as you navigate the unknown and uncertainty with confidentiality, so you can make a well-informed and empowered decision.
Navigating an unplanned pregnancy can feel overwhelming and scary. It may seem like you have no options. The truth is you have many options.
Your options are:
- Continue the pregnancy and become a mother.
- Continue the pregnancy and arrange for adoption, either within your family or through an agency.
- End the pregnancy now through an abortion.
Our team of professional, medically-trained staff can help you understand the range of choices you have and guide you as you process through what is best for you.
The cost for an abortion can vary based on how far along you are in your pregnancy, the procedure, the clinic, and more. If you think you are pregnant, book a free appointment online to verify your pregnancy through a pregnancy test and ultrasound. There are many factors that determine what an abortion costs, but figuring out how far along you are is the first step.
As with any surgery or medical procedure, there are associated risks. An abortion is a major, medical procedure. There are two types of abortion: surgical and medical.
A surgical abortion procedure removes the fetus from the uterus through the vagina. It is typically done using suction and a sharp, spoon-shaped tool (curet). A medical abortion involves taking medication early in the pregnancy to abort the fetus.
With surgical abortions, most complications are considered minor, such as:
- Post-anesthesia complications
Other risks are considered major, including:
- Uterine atony and subsequent hemorrhage
- Uterine perforation and injuries to adjacent organs (bladder or bowels)
- Cervical laceration
- Failed abortion
- Septic abortion
- Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)
The total abortion-related complication rate, including all sources of care such as emergency departments and the original abortion facility, is estimated to be about 2%. The incidence of abortion-related emergency department visits within six weeks of the initial abortion procedure is about 4%.
Potential risks of medical abortion include:
- Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
- An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort
Our trained medical staff can answer other questions you may have regarding the risks associated with various abortion procedures.
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