What Are My Abortion Options?
There are a variety of abortion options including medical or surgical abortion. Before you decide if, when and where to have an abortion, your first step is a medical consultation and diagnosis. Heartbeats offers free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds to help you navigate your pregnancy decisions.
Steps To Take Before Abortion
Before deciding the outcome of your pregnancy, it is important to answer these three questions:
- Will my pregnancy end naturally? A positive pregnancy test does not mean that your pregnancy will continue. According to the Mayo Clinic, about 10 to 20 percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. Be aware that some abortion clinics have been known to provide abortions without confirming viable pregnancy. Do not risk your health (or spend your money) to abort a pregnancy that may already be ending naturally.
- How far along am I? Gestational age determines the type and cost of abortion procedures that you could be eligible for. Gestational age can be estimated from the first day of your last menstrual period, but only an ultrasound exam can accurately determine how far along your pregnancy is.
Other Risks of Abortion
With abortion comes many risks of complications. Before you decide on abortion, it’s important to know the potential impacts it could have on your body and future health.
Risks of medical abortion include incomplete abortion, heavy bleeding, infection, fever, and digestive system discomfort. Surgical abortion risks include damage to the cervix, perforation of the uterus, infection, scarring of the uterus, and more.
Our team at Heartbeats can discuss the specific risks and side effects associated with all eligible abortion procedures.
Abortion Recovery Group
After Abortion Support
You made the decision you thought was best. But now it seems to be hurting you more than you ever thought possible and causing unexplained emotions. If abortion has left you broken, we can help you discover peace and healing.
We offer a support group and study called, Forgiven and Set Free, taught by women who have had an abortion. This small group study (1 to 4 in a group) lasts 12 weeks and allows you a safe environment to freely discuss your abortion experience in a non-judgmental atmosphere. Our staff is experienced and can HELP you begin to heal emotionally after an abortion, call 704-489-0708 or visit www.beginthehealing.org.
Schedule A Free Appointment
Heartbeats Women’s Center will give you the answers you need to make the decision that’s best for you. If you think you may be pregnant, schedule a free appointment with us today!
We are here for you.
We do not perform or refer for abortions.Make an Appointment