There are real risks of abortion to consider before making your final decision. Risks vary based on the type of abortion you receive. Potential abortion risks may 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
Other abortion risks may include perforation of the uterus, damage to the cervix, or scar tissue on the uterine wall.
Steps Before An Abortion
1. Confirm Your Pregnancy
First, confirm if you are pregnant and how far along you are with a lab-quality pregnancy test and ultrasound.
An ultrasound will also alert you to any possible complications like miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy (where the pregnancy grows outside of the uterus). These conditions may require special medical attention.
Contact us today to receive a free and confidential pregnancy test and ultrasound to learn more about your options!
2. Speak With a Professional
The Mayo Clinic states, “Talk with your health care provider to get answers to your questions, help you weigh alternatives, and consider the impact the procedure may have on your future.”
Talk with a professional as you explore your decision. You deserve to know the facts. Our team can help clarify some of the top risks of abortion and help answer your questions.
3. Know The Risks
Abortion complications vary based on the type of abortion procedure. According to the Mayo Clinic, signs and symptoms of a complication may include:
- Heavy bleeding — soaking two or more pads an hour for two hours
- Severe abdominal or back pain
- Fever lasting more than 24 hours
- Foul-smelling vaginal discharge
Signs of infection in your whole body include headaches, muscle aches, dizziness, or a general feeling of illness. Severe infection is possible without fever.
We are here for you today. Contact us to learn more about abortion risks and other questions you may have. You are not alone in your journey!