What do I need to know about abortion?

There is a lot to understand about each of your options before you make a final decision. When it comes to abortion, we’ve put together a safety checklist, so you can ensure the health and wellbeing of your body before scheduling an appointment for an abortion.

1. Confirm Your Pregnancy

Before going through the decision-making process, it’s important to make sure you really are pregnant. For any number of reasons, as many as 1 in 4 pregnancies end in miscarriage. The only way to medically confirm your pregnancy is to have a pregnancy test followed by an ultrasound.

2. Know How Far Along You Are

The different abortion procedures that are available to you are dependent upon how far along your pregnancy is. Learning the gestational age of your pregnancy is as simple as having an ultrasound, which can be conducted at no cost at New Hope Center.

3. Learn the Risks that are Involved

Abortion procedures, like any medical procedure, involve certain risks. During a consultation with New Hope Center, a trained member of our staff will sit down and discuss the abortion procedures and risks in further detail so that you are informed and prepared to make the best possible decision for you.

4. Check the Credentials of Your Potential Abortion Provider

If you are looking into abortion, make sure that the abortion provider you are considering is a licensed physician and a board-certified obstetrician gynecologist. Call his or her office and ask whether or not he or she has the necessary privileges to admit you to a hospital, should an emergency occur.

5. Understand All of Your Options

An important part of making a decision regarding your unexpected pregnancy is exploring each of the options. Being informed about everything that is available to you allows you to be confident that the choice you are going to make is the right one for you.

6. Changing Your Mind is Okay

Whether you’ve just scheduled an appointment for an abortion or they’re about to begin the procedure, you always have the right to change your mind. This is a serious decision and it is okay to walk out at any point.

If you are considering abortion, our qualified staff at New Hope Center can offer you the resources and information you need to make the best decision possible for you. Schedule an appointment at our center today.

Sources:

http://americanpregnancy.org/prenatal-testing/ultrasound/
http://americanpregnancy.org/unplanned-pregnancy/abortion-side-effects/
http://americanpregnancy.org/unplanned-pregnancy/abortion-emotional-effects/
https://www.nap.edu/read/24950/chapter/5

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