With so much information available through the internet, it can be difficult to decipher what to search for, which sources you can trust, or if you have all the facts. This is why you should talk with a pregnancy center like Heartbeats.

Heartbeats provides free pregnancy services and resources you can use if you’re unexpectedly pregnant. Contact us today to get started.

Continue reading to learn more about talking with us about abortion.

Get All The Facts About Abortion

Abortion is a serious medical procedure. Like any procedure, you’ll want to know all the facts and possible associated risks. 

For instance, there are two types of abortions: medical and surgical. Medical abortion uses drugs to terminate a pregnancy. Surgical abortion uses a combination of drugs, instruments, or suction to expel a pregnancy.  

The risks of a medical abortion include:

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort

The risks of a surgical abortion may be more severe:

  • Perforation of the uterus
  • Damage to the cervix
  • Scar tissue on the uterine wall
  • Infection

Furthermore, in a surgical abortion, a condition known as Asherman’s syndrome can happen. This syndrome can lead to unusual, absent, or painful menstrual cycles, future miscarriages, and infertility. Healthcare providers can often treat it with surgery.

Unlock Details About Your Pregnancy 

If you’re exploring abortion as an option, you’ll want information about your pregnancy. Our team can offer ultrasounds to help you gather the essential details you need.

An ultrasound can confirm critical aspects such as the viability of your pregnancy, the gestational age (how many weeks you are into your pregnancy), and the location of the pregnancy. These details are essential for making an informed decision regarding your pregnancy.

This diagnostic tool is also vital for detecting if you have had a miscarriage or if you are experiencing an ectopic pregnancy. Following a miscarriage, you might require medical care, and an ectopic pregnancy urgently needs medical treatment. An ultrasound is necessary to diagnose these conditions accurately.

Talk With Us

Before scheduling an abortion, talk with us at Heartbeats. Although we do not perform or refer for abortion, we’re here to provide medically accurate information and resources to help protect your health so you are fully informed to make a confident choice.

Schedule a free and confidential appointment with us today.