3 Things Needed Before Abortion

3 Things Needed Before Abortion

You’re pregnant and you didn’t plan on this. Maybe you’re thinking about an abortion. What do you do now?

You will need three things before moving forward with any type of pregnancy decision, including abortion. These include:

  • Pregnancy testing 
  • An ultrasound appointment
  • Education about abortion & all your options 

A Choice for Women offers all of these pregnancy services or referrals at no cost to you so you can make a decision with clarity and protect your health.

1. Pregnancy Testing

Always receive pregnancy testing with a medical professional to be sure of your results. We offer free and confidential pregnancy testing so you can move forward.

A pregnancy test detects the amount of hCG hormone in your urine and bloodstream. For there to be enough hCG to be detected, a urine test has to be taken at a certain time. The process is quick and painless.

2. An Ultrasound

First, an ultrasound confirms the viability (health and progression) of your pregnancy. Studies show that up to 20% of known pregnancies end in natural miscarriage. An ultrasound can alert you to any possible complications like a miscarriage.

Next, in order to determine which type of abortion procedure you may qualify for, it’s vital to understand how far along you are with an ultrasound. Medical abortion is only recommended by the FDA for women through 70 days gestation. Otherwise, a surgical abortion would be your other option. 

Lastly, an ultrasound confirms where your pregnancy is located in your uterus, which is important to your pregnancy health. 

3. Options Education

If you are eligible for abortion, be sure to know of all the potential risks and procedures. Our team is here to inform you more about all your pregnancy options, with no pressure or judgement.

In the event of a positive test, we can provide financial assistance that can help you. But to qualify for financial assistance, you have to come in and talk to one of our counselors. 

Schedule a pregnancy confirmation appointment today to get started. We are here for you!

In the event of a positive test, we can provide financial assistance that can help you. But to qualify for financial assistance, you have to come in and talk to one of our counselors.