Yes, believe it or not, you do have options. In order to make a fully-informed decision, you need information on every option available to you. If you are considering an abortion for your unexpected pregnancy, there are facts you need to know. A nurse or trained staff member at The Hope Clinic can provide you detailed information about abortion procedures during a free consultation.
Abortion is a serious, permanent, and life-changing decision. There is more than one abortion procedure. Which type of procedure you have depends on how far along your pregnancy is, which requires an ultrasound.
A medication abortion uses two powerful drugs to terminate a pregnancy before the ninth or tenth week. A woman is given the first drug at the abortion clinic and told to take the second drug sometime afterward at home.
There are different types of surgical abortions. Each requires instruments and a suction device once the pregnancy moves past the tenth week. In the state of Indiana, abortions must be performed prior to 20 weeks unless the woman’s life or health is at risk.
As with any medical procedure, there are a number of risks and possible side effects with abortion. Not only do you run the risk of physical side effects, but abortion also has emotional and psychological side effects as well. With any abortion, you may experience:
The psychological effects could range from a sense of loss or guilt to contemplating suicide.
We offer support for those struggling after an abortion. Please visit here for more information.
The first step in determining if you are really pregnant is pregnancy testing at The Hope Clinic. If your test comes back positive, it will be time for limited ultrasound verification. Both of these services are offered free of charge.
Whether you have questions about abortion or are just beginning to consider your options, The Hope Clinic is here to support you with accurate information from a member of our compassionate medical staff. You are important to us. Discovering an unplanned pregnancy is extremely stressful. We would love to meet you and give you the support you need.
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