You deserve to make an informed choice.
When you first discover your unexpected pregnancy, you can experience a variety of emotions. Whether you feel sad, excited, angry, or simply surprised, your mind could race with potential next steps.
However, we want to encourage you to take a moment and process your thoughts and feelings before moving forward with any pregnancy decision.
While we do not perform or refer for abortions, we provide accurate information and services, so you’re empowered to make a confident decision for your future.
An abortion is the termination of a viable pregnancy either with drugs (medical abortion) or a surgical procedure (surgical abortion). Both end a pregnancy but with differing methods. Abortion also comes with risks specific to the procedure you choose.
Medical abortion, also known as the abortion pill, commonly uses two drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol. While the first drug ends the pregnancy by blocking the hormone progesterone, the second drug triggers uterine contractions. The contractions will expel the embryo and pregnancy tissue with cramping and vaginal bleeding.
Surgical abortion terminates a pregnancy with a combination of dilation, suction, and tools. There are many kinds, such as vacuum aspiration, dilation & curettage (D&C), and dilation & evacuation (D&E). This type of abortion is typically performed in an abortion clinic or hospital.
Information to Request
We recommend requesting the following information before choosing an abortion:
- An explanation of the abortion procedures available
- Risks and side effects of the abortion procedures
- Pre-existing conditions that could make a procedure unsafe for you
- Alternative options for your pregnancy
- An emergency care plan
- If the abortion doctor has admitting privileges to a nearby hospital
Abortion is your decision. You have the freedom and the right to take your time in making that decision, and the right to change your mind.
Schedule an appointment to speak with our nurse today.