In a mistimed pregnancy, abortion is an option many women consider. Our center offers a pre-abortion consultation and pregnancy evaluation at no charge. Included in these services is:
- Lab-quality pregnancy testing
- Medical Consultation with a licensed nurse to address concerns or answer any medical questions
- Abortion Q & A
BELOW IS SOME BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT THE VAROUS METHODS AND PROCEDURES.
Medication Abortion / Abortion Pill / RU-486 (up to 10 weeks):
Is a 2 pill process, taken orally, using the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol. The first pill is administered in the abortion clinic and the second is given to the patient to take 36-48 hours later at home. After the second pill, the uterus contracts to expel the fetus. This method of abortion has a 90-95% successful abortion rate with a surgical abortion being needed if the uterine contents was not fully expelled. For this reason, a follow-up visit should be scheduled.
Vacuum Aspiration (6 to 9 weeks):
The cervix is enlarged and a powerful suction tube is inserted into the uterus to remove the contents.
Dilation and Curettage (8 to 16 weeks):
The cervix is enlarged and a steel loop-shaped blade is inserted into the uterus to scrape the walls of the uterus, removing the contents. This procedure may be followed by suction aspiration.
D&E (13 to 20+ weeks):
In this late term abortion the cervix is dilated, either mechanically or with laminaria. The physician uses forceps to remove the contents of the uterus.
D&X (20 to 32+ weeks):
The procedure is more difficult to dismember the fetus in the womb. Therefore the physician begins, but does not complete, a breech (feet first) delivery, while leaving the head inside the uterus. The physician then punctures the base of the skull and suctions out the brains. The child dies, the head collapses, and the delivery is completed. Possible complications include damage to uterine lining or cervix, perforation of the uterus, infection, and blood clots.
WE ARE COMMITED TO HELPING YOU
- You are welcome to bring a friend or family member for support.
- You can make an appointment or walk-in.
WHEN YOU VISIT US
Our goal is to help you. Your health and well-being is our first priority. We are here to listen and give you the information you need before visiting an abortion clinic.
It's your right to choose. Your right to know.