There are two types of abortions: medical and surgical abortion. Each abortion type comes with serious risks to consider. Potential risks of medical abortion include: Incomplete abortion (may need to be followed by surgical abortion) Heavy/prolonged bleeding Infection Fever Digestive system discomfort Potential risks of surgical abortion include: Damage to the uterus/cervix Uterine perforation (accidentally
According to the Mayo Clinic, the best time to take a pregnancy test is at least one day after your missed period. Waiting until a little after your missed period gives your body time to produce a detectable amount of HCG (human chorionic gonadotropin)—the pregnancy hormone.
An ultrasound is necessary to confirm pregnancy and determine your pregnancy options. If you are considering abortion, you will need an ultrasound to know which type of abortion procedure you qualify for. Ultrasounds confirm three important details of pregnancy, including: If your pregnancy is viable (progressing) The location of your pregnancy (if it’s growing inside