Abortion is not a "one size fits all." Depending on how far along you are, you will need either a chemical or a surgical abortion. Not everyone has the same experience with abortions. As with any medical procedure, there are symptoms and risks you need to take into consideration before making your decision.
Frequently Asked Questions:
•How far along am I?
•Am I at risk for an ectopic pregnancy?
•What are the risks to consider?
•Is abortion my best option?
While we have provided some basic information for you here on our website, we know the value of meeting with you in person to not only give you all the facts, but to offer you the support you deserve. Please make an appointment today!
The Abortion Pill
RU-486 (Mifeprex and Mifepristone)
The combination of these two medications creates the RU-486, better known as "The Abortion Pill." When taken orally, this medication can terminate a pregnancy up to 10 weeks LMP by stopping the progesterone, (a hormone necessary for fetal growth and development) while the other initiates labor and delivery, emptying the uterus.
Symptoms can include abdominal pain, severe cramping, heavy bleeding and nausea and vomiting.
Risks include a failed abortion, a future D&C to stop hemorrhaging, and undiagnosed ectopic pregnancies.
For 2nd and 3rd Trimester Abortions
Anything after 14 weeks LMP means you will need a surgical abortion. This is performed by lethal injection to end the life of the fetus. In the abortion clinic or hospital, medication is then given to induce labor and deliver the deceased baby.
Symptoms can include Abdominal pain, severe cramping, headaches, fever, nausea, vomiting, and dizziness.
Risks include hemorrhaging, and uterine rupture.
*Though we have a trained peer counselor to discuss all of your options with you, we do not perform or refer for abortions.