Should I Worry About an Ectopic Pregnancy?

Ectopic pregnancy

Are ectopic pregnancy and abortions a concern?

  If you’re considering an abortion, it is important to be well-informed about the potential risks. One such risk is an ectopic pregnancy, which occurs when a fertilized egg implants outside the uterus, typically in the fallopian tube. Ectopic pregnancies can be life-threatening if left untreated, making it crucial to detect them early.

  Before proceeding with any abortion procedure, it is crucial to get an ultrasound examination. An ultrasound can determine the location of the pregnancy and help identify if it is ectopic. ABC Life Choices confidentially provides limited OB ultrasounds at no cost. These ultrasounds can offer valuable information about your health during pregnancy.

  Ectopic pregnancies occur in approximately 1-2% of all pregnancies and can be difficult to detect without an ultrasound. Early signs may include abdominal pain, vaginal bleeding, and shoulder pain. However, these symptoms can also be associated with a normal pregnancy or other medical conditions. An ultrasound is the most reliable method to definitively diagnose an ectopic pregnancy.

Are there complications?

If an ectopic pregnancy is not detected and treated promptly, it can lead to severe complications such as internal bleeding, damage to the fallopian tube, and even death in rare cases. The abortion pill, also known as medication abortion or RU-486, is not recommended for women with suspected or confirmed ectopic pregnancies. Taking the abortion pill in such cases can exacerbate the risk of complications and delay proper medical intervention.

Protect your health.

  If you are considering an abortion, it is crucial to get the information you need to best care for yourself. ABC Life Choices offers support and limited OB ultrasounds at no cost to you. They can help you make an informed decision and ensure your health and well-being are prioritized.

  When it comes to your reproductive health, knowledge is power. ABC Life Choices is here to support you. Schedule your free and confidential limited OB ultrasound today. Your well-being matters.