Are You Considering Abortion?
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy, you may feel overwhelmed by everything in front of you. Perhaps you are thinking about your options, and you are considering abortion. At the Pregnancy Resource Center, we’re here to help you. You do not have to make this decision alone. There are essential things to understand if you are considering abortion. But first, you need more information about your pregnancy.
Before choosing abortion, it is essential to have your pregnancy confirmed. There are many reasons you could have missed your period or are experiencing other pregnancy symptoms. For instance, stress, hormonal changes, and even rapid weight gain or loss can lead to a change in your menstrual cycle. It is even possible you were pregnant but are now experiencing a miscarriage. According to the Mayo Clinic, up to 20% of known pregnancies end in natural miscarriage.
Not taking a pregnancy test will only add to your concerns. Even if you have taken an at-home pregnancy test, it’s wise to take another one to confirm. We provide pregnancy tests free of charge. You can meet personally with a trained peer consultant who can help you interpret your pregnancy test results. If you have any questions, we can assist you as you move forward.
If you have a positive pregnancy test, you must have an ultrasound before an abortion. Only women who have a viable (capable of living) pregnancy should receive an abortion. An ultrasound will not only confirm the viability but will also determine the gestational age of your pregnancy. How long you have been pregnant will decide which type of abortion procedure you may be facing. Pregnancy Resource Center will never compromise your privacy because procedures and conversations are confidential.
You Are Not Alone
It is important to us that you do not feel alone making a decision about your unplanned pregnancy. As with any medical procedure, it’s essential to understand what abortion entails, side effects, possible risks, and complications. We also want you to be aware of options other than abortion. If you would like to talk with someone about your situation, call us. We can provide confidential information and advice to help you.