One of the most common considerations for unplanned pregnancies is the option of abortion. It is incredibly important to discuss the various types of abortion procedures and risks so you can be receive the most accurate information. Our caring and insightful medical team is willing and able to answer questions without any judgment.
What do i need to know about abortion?
Electing to have an abortion is a significant medical decision, and each type of abortion is very different. These procedures include the abortion pill (RU 486) and surgical abortions, which are unfortunately more invasive. Abortion procedures typically cost between $500 and $5000. This cost is determined by the type of procedure, plus any possible complications that require additional surgeries or medical treatment. We have the information available on all of the types of abortion procedures and each of their effects. If you are considering an abortion, our medical team would be happy to answer all of the questions that you may have.
What should I do first?
If you believe you might be pregnant, we are available to provide top-notch care and direction. We provide on-site pregnancy tests at no cost. Also, we offer ultrasounds to determine the viability of your pregnancy and how far along you are. Our trusted staff wants to help you understand the facts associated with all abortion procedures.
What are the different types of abortion?
RU 486 / The Abortion Pill
RU 486 is a chemical abortion procedure that involves a series of two pills that must be taken within the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. The first pill ingested will eliminate the flow of Progesterone, a hormone that stabilizes the pregnancy. The second medication induces labor-like contractions to flush and empty the uterus. Strong cramping, excessive bleeding, nausea and vomiting are possible. After these two pills, women may need a surgical procedure to effectively complete the termination.
The most common surgical abortion procedure is the Vacuum Aspiration procedure. This procedure involves using a syringe or vacuum to suck the pregnancy out of your body. Because this is a major medical procedure, you should expect to feel various side effects that may including cramping, nausea, sweating and faintness.
The other surgical abortion procedure is called Dilation and Evacuation. The Dilation and Evacuation procedure combines vacuum aspiration, dilation and curettage, and forceps. For this procedure, you are given a sedative and an injection in your cervix. Then, forceps are used to remove the large sections of your pregnancy. A curette is then used to scrape the lining of the uterus, while suctioning any remnants from the body.
What are the risks?
There are health risks associated with having each variation of abortion, which is similar to any major medical procedure. Some risks may include heavy bleeding, infection, cervical damage, uterine damage, damage to other internal organs, sepsis, fertility loss and death. If you still have any questions, our medical team can give you the complete information on the risks of these procedures. We are here for you.
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