Unexpected pregnancy can bring a lot of fear, worry, and concerns along with it. If you recently found out you’re pregnant, or think you might be, you may be thinking about abortion. As you consider this option, there are three important questions to ask yourself about your health:
Am I really pregnant?
While this may seem like an odd question, it’s an important one to ask. This is because as many as 1 in 4 pregnancies end naturally in miscarriage. The only way to really confirm your pregnancy is to have a limited ultrasound following a no-cost pregnancy test at our clinic.
How far along am I?
There are several different abortion procedures. To understand which ones are available to you, you’ll first need to know how far along your pregnancy is. This is easily done through a limited ultrasound, which Options for Women can offer at no-cost to you.
Do I have an STD/STI?
If you are or think you might be pregnant, you’re at risk for an STD. STDs are more serious and can cause greater health problems than you might realize. Having an abortion with an untreated STD can put you at high risk for Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) which can cause infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic hip pain. We offer no-cost, limited STD/STI screening and treatment at Options for Women East.
Are there risks to an abortion?
Abortion, like any medical procedure, has a number of risks associated with it. These risks are best discussed face-to-face, with someone who cares about what you’re going through. That’s why one of our nurses will privately talk to you about them, the abortion procedures, and answer any questions you might have during your appointment.
I feel like abortion might be my only option
The best way to make a decision about your unexpected pregnancy is to know that there are options, and that they are each possible for you. If you’re concerned about finances, your support system, or anything else, the understanding staff at Options for Women East can help you find solutions so you can make a confident decision, rather than a choice you feel cornered into.
At Options for Women, we can offer you the facts and information you need to make the best decision for you. Schedule an appointment with us today to discuss abortion and your other options.