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. Our staff and client advocates will give you the guidance and support you need to make an informed decision for yourself.
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.
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. 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.
Before choosing an abortion clinic, it’s wise to get tested for STDs. We recognize that can be an uncomfortable subject to bring up, but it’s important that you know that we take your privacy seriously and would never do anything to jeopardize it. Here’s why talking about STDs is so important: 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.
There is not just one single type of abortion — different procedures require different methods and being fully informed will help you reach the decision that’s best for you. You deserve to know the facts. At Her Health Women’s Center, we will walk you through the whole thing and educate you on the different abortion methods that may be available to you. 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.
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 is not guaranteed to work as intended. If you have any questions about this method of abortion whatsoever, please do not hesitate to give Her Health Women’s Center a call or visit us in person. We are here to help.
One of the first steps a licensed medical provider takes before giving a patient any medication is to get a medical history. This helps rule out conditions that might make the medication dangerous specifically to you.
For example, you need a licensed medical provider to check if any of your current or former medications and/or supplements will interact dangerously with the medications used for abortion. The medications used in an abortion react badly with numerous medicines and even with certain foods. You need a licensed medical provider to tell you what you can safely consume with the pills.
You also need to discuss other situations that would make medication abortion dangerous. Your provider will ask the necessary questions to rule out any other unsafe practices.
Also bear in mind that only a licensed medical provider can examine you to check for the physical issues that would prevent you from safely taking a medication. There are circumstances that would make a medication abortion unsafe, including (but not limited to) the following conditions:
CAUTION: Do Not Buy Mifeprex Over the Internet because you will bypass important safeguards designed to protect your health.
Mifeprex has special safety restrictions on how it is distributed to the public. Drugs purchased from foreign internet sources are not the FDA-approved versions of the drugs, and they are not subject to FDA-regulated manufacturing controls or FDA inspection of manufacturing facilities. See FDA information.
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?
A medical professional will guide you towards reversing the effects of the abortion pill.
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 so you can make an informed decision.
An at-home abortion is known as self-induced abortion, self-managed 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. Get the facts before taking an at-home abortion pill. Click here.
If you are considering getting an abortion, there are a lot of questions to think about before deciding what to do.
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.