Before Abortion:
Things to consider

Before Your Abortion

If you’re pregnant and considering abortion, your first step is to schedule a no-cost abortion information consultation which includes a free ultrasound to answer these four essential questions about your abortion plan:

1. Is my pregnancy viable?

It’s important to confirm that you are pregnant and that your pregnancy is viable. One in four pregnancies end in miscarriage before 7 weeks.1 You may not need to have an abortion. Your abortion information consultation will tell you what you need to know.

2. Is my pregnancy in the right place?

Our ultrasound evaluation will detect if your pregnancy is inside your uterus.  A pregnancy in the fallopian tubes (known as an ectopic pregnancy) is very dangerous and must be treated immediately.

3. How far along am I?

Your gestational age (the number of weeks you’ve been pregnant) determines the cost and type of abortion that you could be eligible for.

4. Do I have an STD/STI?

Having any type of abortion with an untreated STD/STI jeopardizes a woman’s health by increasing her risk of infection and other complications.2

Our no-cost abortion information consultation will help you make the pregnancy decision that’s right for you.

The No-Cost Abortion Information Consultation

At this appointment, you will meet with a Nurse or other Trained Advocate Staff member who will:

  • Review your health history and answer your medical questions.
  • Perform a clinical pregnancy test. If your pregnancy test is positive, the staff will help you process your options.
  • An ultrasound exam to confirm pregnancy and determine how far along you are may be done the same day.
  • Review all of your pregnancy options, including abortion proceduresrisks and side effects.
    Provide medical, insurance, and community support referrals.
  • Provide STI/STD screening.

Schedule any follow up appointments as needed.

Payment

All of the pregnancy services at ABC Life Choices are provided at no cost.

Our Medical Director has reviewed this information for accuracy.

Resources

1 National Institutes of Health (2019). Miscarriage. Retrieved from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/001488.htm; Wilcox AJ, Weinberg CR, O’Connor JF, Baird DD, Schlatterer JP, Canfield RD (1988). Incidence of early loss of pregnancy. N Engl J Med; 319:89-94.

2 Ovigstad E, et al. (1983). Pelvic inflammatory disease associated with Chlamydia trachomatis infection after therapeutic abortion. Br J Vener Dis, 59: 189-92; Heisterberg L, et al. (1987). The role of vaginal secretory immunoglobulin a, gardnerella vaginalis, anaerobes, and Chlamydia trachomatis in post abortal pelvic inflammatory disease. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 66(2): 99-102.

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