what do i need to know about abortions?
Abortion is a life-changing decision and you deserve to know all the facts. We provide accurate and updated information about abortion so you can make an empowered choice.
We meet women where they are with care and without judgment.
what are the different types of abortions?
The gestational age determines the type of abortion procedure you will need. We provide free limited ultrasounds to determine if you have a viable uterine pregnancy (you are pregnant and it is not an ectopic pregnancy) and the gestational age of your pregnancy. This is important information to have in your decision making process.
RU-486, also known as “the abortion pill” or medical abortion, uses medication to terminate a pregnancy. Usually, it consists of two pills. The first pill, Mifepristone, inhibits progesterone from being absorbed in the womb. This terminates the pregnancy. The second pill, Misoprostol, induces uterine contractions to shed the fetus and intrauterine lining through the vaginal canal. The FDA has only approved RU-486 for 70 days or less since the first day of a woman’s last menstrual cycle.
Surgical abortions involve dilating your cervix and using suction and forceps to physically remove the fetus from your uterus. This is an outpatient procedure performed in a clinic. Depending on your provider, local or general anesthetic may be available.
*As with any medical procedure, abortion presents potential risks. It is important to be fully informed about these risks before making a decision.
We do not perform or refer for abortion services, nor do we prescribe, dispense, or refer for medical abortion drugs.
what are the risks?
Abortions are medical procedures and each procedure comes with its own risks. Some common risks are:
- Failed procedure
- Severe cramping/abdominal pain
- Excessive bleeding
- Blood clots in your uterus
- Injury to your cervix or uterus
- Allergic reaction
In some cases, the procedure can cause emotional and psychological side effects. Some women experience depression, regret, or guilt. No matter how you feel or what you decide, you can find a safe place of compassion and support at Hope Rising.
If you are considering abortion, connect with Hope Rising staff today. We offer compassionate guidance regarding all pregnancy options, confidential care, and access to free resources.
We do not perform or refer for abortion services, nor do we prescribe or dispense medical abortion drugs.
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