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Are You Considering an Abortion?

Navigating an unplanned pregnancy takes courage and strength. At Hope Women’s Center, we provide pre-abortion assessments that include lab-quality pregnancy testsing and ultrasounds at no charge so you can make an informed decision.

Surgical Abortion

A Surgical Abortion is a major, medical procedure that ends an undesired pregnancy by removing the fetus and placenta from the mother with surgical instruments. The exact method is determined by how far along you are. To understand what options you have, you’ll first need a pre-abortion assessment. Our medical team can help determine how far along you are and assist you in better understanding your options and the risks associated with each.

Common Risks of Surgical Abortions

With Surgical Abortions, most complications are considered minor, such as:
  1. Pain
  2. Bleeding
  3. Infection
  4. Post-anesthesia complications
Other risks are considered major, and can include:
  1. Uterine atony and subsequent hemorrhage
  2. Uterine perforation, injuries to adjacent organs (bladder or bowels)
  3. Cervical laceration
  4. Failed abortion
  5. Septic abortion
  6. Disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC)

Before processing your abortion options, you will need to confirm your pregnancy and confirm how far along you are with an ultrasound given by a trained medical professional. Schedule an appointment with our medical team to determine what options you have. At Hope Women’s Center we provide both lab-quality pregnancy tests and ultrasounds at no cost to you, all confidentially.

Questions About Abortion

Am I pregnant?

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.

What are the types of abortions?

There are two main types of abortions – surgical, which is an invasive medical procedure, and the abortion pill. The options vary based on how far along you are in your pregnancy. Book an appointment to learn more about what options you have.

How do I decide if I should have an abortion?

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.

I’m pregnant - what are my options?

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.

How much does an abortion cost?

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.

What are the risks to having an abortion?

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:

  • Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Post-anesthesia complications

Other risks are considered major, including:

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
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • 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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