Abortion is an option for women, and it’s important for women to feel empowered with knowledge and know all their choices. As with any procedure or medication, we believe it’s a woman’s right to understand the risks, impacts, and effects of abortion. You deserve to know what you’re choosing.
What’s the Big Deal About Abortion?
Abortion is a deeply personal decision that women make for various reasons. Depending on the pregnancy’s gestational age, your health, and other factors, different abortion procedures may be utilized. The big deal is that you deserve to know all the facts to protect your health.
Women should understand what to monitor themselves for. Since many abortion procedures are outpatient, it’s essential to know when to call emergency services should a complication arise. Some risks that can occur from abortion procedures are:
- Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
- An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort
Other risks include:
- Injury to the uterine lining or cervix
- A hole in the wall of the uterus (uterine perforation)
- Moderate to severe bleeding (hemorrhage)
- Depression can be triggered when pregnancy hormones change after an abortion
- Mental health issues may be caused, triggered, aggravated, or complicated
If considering an abortion, women should always speak with a trusted professional or pregnancy center to know how to protect their health and wellness. Some women may not realize that their health might not qualify for specific abortion procedures due to having an underlying condition, currently using some medications, or due to health history.
Discussing any questions or concerns with a professional can prove incredibly helpful. Having a complete physical exam and ultrasound, providing an in-depth health history, and stating what medications you may be using can be crucial in protecting your health and safety.
What Are My Options?
Your options are:
However, adoption and parenting can look different than what you might expect. Within adoption, several choices are available and can be tailored to you and your goals. You can choose no contact, open contact, or semi-open contact.
With parenting, many women wonder how they will provide for their child or family while also chasing their goals. Thankfully today, you do not have to choose one or the other. We provide the resources, support, and care you need to succeed at both simultaneously!
Where Can I Go for More Information?
If you would like to discuss abortion risks, have questions or concerns, or wish to seek more information on all your options, contact us today.
We offer free, confidential appointments, pregnancy tests, options counseling, and more.
We look forward to meeting you and providing you with the knowledge and power to make an informed decision that does not compromise your health and wellness.