Before You Get an Abortion Procedure
- Verify Your Pregnancy
Before getting any type of abortion, you first need to know if you are actually pregnant. Even if you have pregnancy symptoms or have taken a home test, you may want help verifying your pregnancy.
The Women’s Center of Northwest Indiana provides laboratory quality pregnancy tests and offers a limited OB ultrasound at no cost to confirm the viability of your pregnancy and to determine how far along you are.
- Get An Ultrasound
An ultrasound is an important next step if you are considering terminating your pregnancy. Different abortion methods are used at different stages of pregnancy. An ultrasound will tell you how many weeks pregnant you are, which will tell you more about the options available to you. An ultrasound will also tell you if your pregnancy is viable (meaning there is a heartbeat and the pregnancy is located in the uterus) or if you might naturally miscarry.
- Get Tested For STDs
Many women with STDs are asymptomatic and do not realize they are infected. Our staff can educate you on testing and treatment. Women who undergo a termination procedure with an untreated STD are up to 25% more likely to develop PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease) following the abortion procedure. PID can lead to serious consequences including infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and other complications.
Understanding Different Abortion Procedures
Different abortion methods are used to end pregnancy based on how far along you are. You deserve to know the facts and be fully informed. At The Women’s Center of Northwest Indiana, we take time to educate you on the different abortion methods. Our caring staff will help you understand what you can expect from each type of abortion procedure and present documented abortion risk factors, so that you can make an informed decision. Make an appointment at with The Women’s Center of Northwest Indiana today!
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