If you’re considering abortion as a pregnancy option, it’s crucial that you get all the information you can about the process. Abortion is a serious medical procedure, and, like any medical intervention, there are potential risks to your health.

Get fully informed by talking with us at New Beginnings Pregnancy Center. We can give you free access to free pregnancy services and resources to help you navigate your situation.

Types of Abortion Procedures

There are two types of abortion procedures: medical and surgical. Which one you’re eligible for largely depends on your gestational age or how far along you are in your pregnancy.

Medical Abortion

Also known as “the abortion pill,” a medical abortion is the process of terminating a pregnancy using drugs. In this case, it’s actually a series of two powerful drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol.

Medical abortion is only FDA-approved through ten weeks gestation, so it’s only an option early in pregnancy.

You should be aware that many women report a medical abortion to be more severe and painful than they expected.

The risks of a medical abortion include:

  • Incomplete abortion, which is when parts of the terminated pregnancy remain in your uterus
  • An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

Surgical Abortion

A surgical abortion uses a combination of medications, small scraping medical instruments, forceps, or vacuum/suction to empty the uterus and end a pregnancy.

Unlike a medical abortion, which is typically done at home, you will need to be in a hospital or clinic setting to get a surgical abortion. Also, you will likely spend a few hours in a recovery room to let the effects of the anesthesia wear off and be monitored for complications or excessive bleeding.

The risks of a surgical abortion include:

  • Uterine perforation (when one of the medical instruments pokes a hole in your uterus)
  • Uterine scarring (which can cause future infertility and painful periods)
  • Infection
  • Cervical damage

Get The Care You Deserve

Before seeking an abortion, it’s essential to get all the facts surrounding your options and more information about your pregnancy. An ultrasound unlocks these key details to help you figure out what route is available to you.

At New Beginnings Pregnancy Center, we offer free pregnancy services, such as pregnancy testing, limited ultrasounds, post-abortion support, education, and more.

All our services are confidential and done in a safe and judgment-free environment.

Contact us today to get the care you deserve.