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That line on the pregnancy test was unmistakable: You're pregnant.
Depending on your circumstances, you might feel as though abortion is your only option. Before making important decisions regarding your pregnancy, it is vitally important that you understand the types of abortions, the possible complications, and future health risks.
There are two overarching types of abortions: Surgical and Medical
1. Vacuum Abortion
This is the most common surgical abortion, and it can be performed during the first trimester. The procedure stretches your cervix, and a device is inserted into the vagina that "vacuums" out the contents of your uterus.
2. D & E (Dilation and Evacuation)
This is performed in the second trimester. Your cervix is dilated, and the contents of the uterus are scraped out. Then the larger body parts of the fetus are removed with forceps.
The "abortion pill" is administered through two separate pills: mifepristone and misoprostol. Mifepristone blocks the progesterone hormone, thinning the uterus and preventing the embryo from growing. Misoprostol causes the uterus to contract and expel the embryo from your vagina.
Abortion can cause major side effects, including bleeding, cramping, dizziness, drowsiness, and nausea.
Future Health Risks
Any type of abortion can cause major mental, emotional, and physical trauma.
Having an abortion increases your risk of pre-term delivery with future pregnancies. This is because of the weakened cervix.
If you have an abortion, you are more likely to contract breast cancer.
Many women suffer from PASS (Post-Abortion-Stress-Syndrome), which is a lot like PTSD. This is a very serious condition, which could lead to suicidal thoughts or actions.
Finding out you're pregnant can cause an overload of unwanted feelings and emotions. While getting an abortion may seem like your only option, it isn't. There are major health risks involved, which could last a lifetime. That is why it is important to understand all your options, so that you can make the best decision for you and your pregnancy.
If you want to talk through your options, please give us a call. Our medical staff would love to give you medically accurate, up-to-date information on pregnancy and abortion.
You're not alone. We're here to serve YOU.
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