What You Need to Know Before an Abortion

If you are considering an abortion, there are a few things you need to consider before.

First, you need to know that you are really pregnant. Drug store pregnancy tests aren’t always reliable, so it is important to have a pregnancy test performed by a medical professional to confirm your pregnancy.

Next, you’ll need to make sure your pregnancy is viable. A pregnancy test reveals there is a pregnancy, but cannot confirm viability, that is, if the pregnancy is healthy and located in the uterus, and not in the fallopian tubes.

You’ll also need to know how far along you are to determine what type of abortion procedure might be available to you.

An ultrasound can confirm viability and tell you how far along your pregnancy is. This is important so you can understand the procedure that would be available to you, as well as risks and side-effects associated with it.

In addition to these things, it’s also important to have an STI test done. Untreated sexually transmitted infections can have serious health consequences during an abortion or pregnancy. It is estimated that one in four women ages 14-19 have at least one STI, and women who have an abortion procedure without first treating  their STI are more likely to develop Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, and experience other negative health effects.

At Options for Women Pregnancy Help Clinic, you can receive a pregnancy test, ultrasound and STI testing, all for free. Before you make a decision that could impact the rest of your life, you deserve to have a complete picture of your health and the options facing you.

If you are currently facing and unplanned pregnancy, and aren’t sure what to do, schedule a FREE appointment with Options for Women today by calling 863-393-6988 or emailing ofw@optionsforwomenphc.com