Abortion is a serious medical procedure that will change your life forever. Along with the emotional side effects, women may experience numerous risks and side effects of abortion.
If you’re considering an abortion, knowing all you can to protect your health and make an informed decision is important.
Be well-informed and educated about abortion and all your pregnancy options before making your final decision. Understand all the risks involved and the side effects.
Physical Risks of Abortion
The risks of abortion vary depending on the type of abortion procedure, medical abortion or surgical abortion.
For medical abortion, also known as the abortion pill, potential risks of this procedure include:
- Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
- An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort
According to the Mayo Clinic, ‘medical abortion hasn’t been shown to affect future pregnancies unless complications develop.’
There are multiple types of surgical abortions, done at different times based on how far along a woman is. They all share similar physical risks, including:
- Perforation of the uterus- a hole poked through the uterus with a surgical instrument
- Damage to the cervix
- Scar tissue on the uterine wall
Get Clarity Today
It’s essential to confirm your pregnancy before deciding, as pregnancy complications or the gestational age of pregnancy could make you ineligible for certain abortion types. Be sure of your pregnancy details to protect your health.
We’re here to offer you clarity about abortion so you can make a confident decision regarding your pregnancy. Our team at Grace Women’s Care Center is here to talk with you safely and confidentially today.
Talk to us today to find answers to your most pressing questions. You are not alone.