Since learning that you are pregnant, you may be feeling overwhelmed, angry, upset, and scared, especially if it was not part of your plan. It’s important to remember that you do not have to rush into a decision, and you definitely don’t want to make one without understanding the medical risks and procedures and knowing all the options available to you. Knowing these will allow you to make an informed decision about your pregnancy.
We’re here to let you know that you are no alone. No matter what decision you make, we are here to support you.
An abortion is a serious medical procedure, and because of that, there are a few questions you need to be able to answer about your body and your pregnancy beforehand:
Natural miscarriages occur in about 25 percent of all pregnancies. Pregnancy tests and ultrasounds are offered at OB/GYN clinics, and they will confirm whether you are really pregnant.
How far along you are determines the abortion procedures that are available to you. You can get an ultrasound at an OB/GYN clinic, and it will show you how far along you are in your pregnancy.
An ectopic pregnancy is a very serious condition where the egg implants itself somewhere other than the uterus, and it requires immediate medical attention. An ultrasound will be able to determine whether you have an ectopic pregnancy.
If you’d like more information about why pregnancy testing and ultrasounds are important, or if you’ve already had them and want to learn more about the abortion risks and procedures, or receive free counseling support, contact Pregnancy Support Center to talk with one of our peer-to-peer pregnancy counselors.