Is abortion something you’re considering when faced with your unplanned pregnancy? Maybe you feel the weight of this life-changing moment. Maybe you feel pressure to make a quick decision or your partner/friends/family want you to get an abortion. Remember, you have the final say when it comes to your pregnancy.

Here is what you need to know when it comes to abortion procedures, risks, and pregnancy confirmation. You deserve to know the facts.

Two Types of Abortion

Chemical Abortion

Also called “the abortion pill,” chemical abortion involves both mifepristone and misoprostol. These two drugs work together to end an existing pregnancy.

The first drug prescribed in a chemical abortion, mifepristone, blocks the womb from absorbing progesterone and prevents the embryo from implanting or growing. Next, misoprostol, causes the uterus to contract and expels the pregnancy.

Possible Risks Of Chemical Abortion

  • Incomplete abortion (may need to be followed by surgical abortion)
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Infection
  • Fever

Surgical Abortion

Different surgical abortion procedures are done depending on how far along you are. A surgical abortion involves dilating the cervix and using a small suction tube into the uterus to remove the pregnancy.

Possible Risks Of Surgical Abortion

  • Damage to the womb or cervix
  • Uterine perforation
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection of the uterus or fallopian tubes
  • Scarring of the inside of the uterus
  • Reaction to the medicines or anesthesia, such as problems breathing
  • Not removing all of the tissue, requiring another procedure

We do not provide or refer for abortion. We are here to help you understand all your options in a safe non-judgmental environment. Talk with our caring team today to get answers.