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Abortion is a serious medical procedure, and there are certain risks that you should be aware of. Your health matters, and you deserve to have all of the facts so you can make an informed decision. 

Why Should I Speak with a Professional?

Talking with a trusted health professional or pregnancy resource center is a great way to get the information about abortion that you need. Abortion can affect women both physically and mentally, so it is important that you understand the risks prior to making any decisions. 

When you speak with a professional such as a medical provider, you can review your health history with them, talk about the medications you are currently using, and discuss your pregnancy options. 

This is also an excellent opportunity to ask any questions that you may have about abortion procedures, side effects, and risks. 

How Can I Safeguard My Health?

Besides speaking with a trusted health professional, there are a few things you can do to protect your health:

  • Confirm your pregnancy with lab-quality pregnancy testing
  • Have an obstetric ultrasound
  • Understand the risks of both medical and surgical abortion

Receiving an ultrasound is essential because it confirms your pregnancy and checks for viability. Up to 20% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, so it is crucial that you have an ultrasound confirming that this has not occurred. 

An ultrasound also determines your gestational age, or how far along you are, and the location of the pregnancy. Sometimes, women may experience an ectopic pregnancy, which is when the pregnancy is located in a place other than the uterus, such as in one of the fallopian tubes. 

If left untreated, an ectopic pregnancy is very dangerous to the woman’s health, so it is important that you have an ultrasound as soon as possible. 

What if I Have More Questions?

Have more questions about abortion or are interested in learning more about your pregnancy options? Loving Choices Pregnancy Center can give you the information you need, including information about your options. 

Contact us to schedule an appointment. All of our services are confidential and offered at no cost to you. You are not alone!

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