Receiving accurate information on your pregnancy options, including abortion, is essential when you have an unexpected pregnancy.

Sac Valley Women’s Health has the free and confidential services you need to receive critical details about your pregnancy and discuss your options in a caring environment.

Medical Abortion: What Should You Know?

Medical abortion is FDA-approved through 10 weeks gestation and uses drugs to end the pregnancy.

Mifepristone, the first drug, blocks progesterone. Misoprostol is taken afterward, inducing uterine contractions that expel the pregnancy from the body.

If you have a medical abortion, you will always experience abdominal cramping and vaginal bleeding. Their severity will vary for every woman.

You could also have side effects such as:

  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

Post-medical abortion complications are rare, but you should still know the risks:

  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Fever
  • Infection
  • Heavy, prolonged bleeding
  • Incomplete abortion (which may require surgical treatment)
  • An ongoing pregnancy (if the drugs don’t work)

Seek immediate medical help if you experience signs of something wrong, such as a fever lasting more than 24 hours or severe abdominal pain.

Before Deciding

Before making any pregnancy decision, you should receive an obstetric ultrasound. An ultrasound determines the following details:

  • Viability: Learn whether your pregnancy is progressing normally and has a heartbeat.
  • Gestational age: Determine how far along you are. This detail will help inform you of your options.
  • Location: Identify whether your pregnancy is located in the uterus.

This scan will detect whether you have miscarried or if you are experiencing an ectopic pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy is life-threatening and requires urgent medical treatment.

Sac Valley Women’s Health provides a limited ultrasound to date your pregnancy and confirm it is viable.

You should also speak to a medical provider if you are considering abortion. You’ll review your medical history, receive an exam, and discuss any questions or concerns. Your health is the priority.

Speak with Us Today

Sac Valley Women’s Health cares about your well-being. Our services provide you with information about your pregnancy and options.

We don’t provide or refer for abortions but supply the facts on all options. You deserve to make an informed decision.

Make an appointment today to get started.