Abortion is one of your legal options, but also a medical procedure. Therefore it is important to be well-informed before you make a decision that is best for you. During your appointment our staff and client advocates will give you the guidance and support you need to make an informed decision for yourself. Click here to learn more. 

Before You Get an Abortion Procedure

1. Verify Your Pregnancy

We know the prospect of being pregnant is scary. But before deciding what to do next, you first need to determine whether or not you are actually pregnant. Her Health Women’s Center can help with that. We provide laboratory quality pregnancy tests that are 99% accurate and offer a limited OB ultrasound at no cost to confirm the viability of your pregnancy and to determine how far along you are.

2. Get an Ultrasound

In the event you are pregnant, an ultrasound is a logical and important next step, especially if you are considering terminating your pregnancy. Different abortion methods are used at different stages of pregnancy. During your appointment at Her Health an ultrasound will tell you how many weeks pregnant you are, which will tell you more about the options available to you. An ultrasound will also tell you if your pregnancy is viable, meaning there is a heartbeat and the pregnancy is located in the uterus.

3. Get Tested for STDs

Many women with STDs are asymptomatic and do not realize they are infected. Women who undergo a termination procedure with an untreated STD are up to 25% more likely to develop Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) following the abortion procedure. PID can lead to serious consequences including infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain. Click here to learn more.

Understanding Different Abortion Procedures 

You deserve to know the facts; being fully informed will help you reach the decision that’s best for you.  At Her Health Women’s Center, our caring staff will help you understand what you can expect from each type of abortion procedure and present documented abortion risk factors so that you can make an informed decision.

1. Abortion Pill (Medical or Chemical Abortion)

The abortion pill is exactly what it sounds like: a pill you take home that terminates the pregnancy, typically accompanied by significant cramping and bleeding. These pills use RU-486 or other types of chemicals to terminate an early pregnancy. This method of termination is used up to 70 days after a woman’s last menstrual period. Medical abortion may involve up to 3 office visits and may require a surgical procedure if the medical abortion is incomplete. Like all medical procedures, the abortion pill has risks and is not guaranteed to work as intended. The staff at Her Health Women’s Center is here to help you and answer your questions. For more information click here.

Abortion Pill Reversal Information

Have you taken the first dose of the ABORTION PILL, MIFEPRISTONE (Mifeprex or RU-486) and are now having second thoughts about your decision? 

CALL THE Abortion Pill Reversal 24/7 HOTLINE:
(877) 558-0333
or go to https://www.abortionpillreversal.com/

A medical professional will guide you towards reversing the effects of the abortion pill.

2. Plan C and At-home Abortions

“Plan C” is just a label for ordering the abortion pill (RU 486) online. Selling or buying abortion pills online goes against FDA regulations because a medication abortion is still a medical procedure and needs to be overseen by a doctor. While some websites do have physicians who ask buyers a lot of questions and give directions, it’s not the same as having a doctor you can go see in person if there are complications. Many of the websites that claim to sell abortion pills are not reputable and there are questions about whether what arrives at your house is actually a set of abortion pills. It’s also risky to order the abortion pill online because it must be taken in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy, and if the pills arrive too late or don’t work, you’ll need to have a surgical abortion.

See FDA information.

An at-home abortion is known as self-induced abortion, self-managed abortion, herbal abortion, taking the abortion pill or, sometimes, online abortion. Any abortion comes with risks and side effects. There are some facts you need to know before making the decision to end a pregnancy at home. For more information click here.

3. Surgical Abortion

The prospect of surgery, regardless of what type, can be a frightening idea. However, if you’re not a candidate for a medical abortion or if the medical abortion fails, a surgical abortion can be necessary. As the name implies, a surgical abortion is a surgical procedure ending a pregnancy by emptying the uterus (or womb) using surgical instruments. There are different types of surgical procedures and different methods (depending on how far along you are), all of which we can help you understand during your appointment so you can make an informed decision.

 

Questions to Ask if Seeking An Abortion

If you are considering getting an abortion, there are a lot of questions to think about before deciding what to do.

  • Am I really pregnant?
  • How far along in the pregnancy am I?
  • Do I have an STD?
  • What abortion methods can be used?
  • What happens after an abortion?
  • Are there other options available to me?
  • What if I have already had an abortion?
  • Make an appointment to discuss abortion procedures and get answers to your questions about pregnancy and abortion.

 

No One Can Decide for You.

When faced with an unintended pregnancy everyone wants to give their opinion about what you should do. But it’s your decision, and no one should decide for you. Our staff and client advocates will give you the guidance and support you need to make an informed decision for yourself. We believe women and men have a right to get accurate information from a resource that will not profit from choices they make. We do not perform or refer for abortions. Therefore we do not profit from any of your sexual health or pregnancy decisions.