Considering Abortion in St. Clairesville, OH?

Get the facts:

If you are thinking about abortion near, please contact us before you make a final choice. We are here to help you sort through all of your questions and concerns. There is a lot to educate yourself on before you make a decision, and we are here to help you every step of the way.

Abortion is not a simple procedure; it may have many side effects. Abortion has been associated with preterm birth, emotional and psychological impact, and spiritual consequences. Please contact our clinic at (740) 439-4568 so that you can make an informed decision.

Open Arms Pregnancy Center offers peer counseling and accurate information about all pregnancy options; however we do not offer or refer for abortion services.

Methods of Abortion:

First Trimester:

The first trimester is the first 12 weeks of your pregnancy. How far into your pregnancy you are is determined using the first day of your last menstrual period (LMP).

  1. The Abortion Pill also known as R.U.486 or Mifeprex & Misoprostol (Can be used up to 7 weeks from LMP)

*Note* This is NOT Emergency Contraception/Plan B/Morning After Pill.

  • A drug is given that stops the hormones needed for the fetus to grow.
    This causes the placenta or attachment of the fetus to the womb to
    separate, ending the pregnancy.
  • A second drug is given by mouth or placed in the vagina causing the
    womb to contract and expel the fetus and placenta.
  • A return visit to the doctor is required for follow-up to make sure the abortion is completed.

Possible Complications:

  • Incomplete abortion
  • Allergic reaction to the medications
  • Painful cramping
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Infection
  • Heavy Bleeding
  1. Vacuum Aspiration Abortion also known as Mini Vac (Can be done up to 14 weeks after LMP)
  • A local anesthetic is applied or injected into or near the cervix,
    the opening to the womb, to prevent discomfort or pain.
  • Conscious sedation and/or general anesthesia are also commonly used.
  • The opening of the cervix is gradually stretched with a series of dilators.
    The thickest dilator used is about the width of a fountain pen.
  • A tube is inserted into the womb and is attached to a suction system
    to remove the fetus, placenta and membranes from the womb.

Possible Complications:

  • Incomplete abortion
  • Pelvic Infection
  • Heavy Bleeding
  • Torn Cervix
  • Perforated Uterus
  1. Dilation and Curettage (D&C) (Can be done up to 14 weeks after LMP)
  • A local anesthetic is applied or injected into or near the cervix to prevent discomfort or pain.
  • Conscious sedation and/or general anesthesia are also commonly used
  • The opening of the cervix is gradually stretched with a series of dilators. The thickest dilator used is about the width of a fountain pen.
  • A spoon-like instrument (curette) is used to scrape the walls of the uterus to remove the fetus, placenta and membranes.
  • A follow up appointment should be made with the doctor.

Possible Complications:

  • Incomplete abortion requiring vacuum aspiration
  • Pelvic Infection
  • Heavy Bleeding
  • Torn Cervix
  • Weakened Cervix
  • Perforated Uterus

Second Trimester

The second trimester is the 13 to 28 weeks of your pregnancy.

  1. Dilation and Curettage Abortion (D&C) (Can be done up to 14 weeks after LMP)

*See explanation of procedure above*

  1. Dilation and Evacuation Abortion (D&E) (Can be done from 14 weeks after LMP to Birth)
  • Sponge-like pieces of absorbent material are placed into the cervix. This material becomes moist and slowly opens the cervix. It remains in place for several hours or overnight. A second or third application of the sponge material may be necessary.
  • Following dilation of the cervix, medications may be given to ease pain and prevent infection.
  • After a local or general anesthesia has been administered, the fetus and placenta are removed from the uterus with medical instruments such as forceps and suction curettage. Occasionally for removal, it may be necessary to dismember the fetus.

Possible Complications:

  • Heavy Bleeding
  • Cut of torn Cervix
  • Perforation of the Uterus
  • Weakened Cervix
  • Pelvic infection
  • Incomplete abortion
  • Anesthesia-related complications

We are here to help.

Please note that we do not provide nor refer for abortions.

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St. Clairsville is a city in and the county seat of Belmont County, Ohio, United States. Nicknamed "Paradise on the Hilltop", it is part of the Wheeling, WV-OH Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 5,184 at the 2010 census.

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Open Arms Pregnancy Center
141 S 11th St.,
Cambridge, OH 43725

Phone: 740-439-4568
Text Us: 740-280-6908
Crisis Line: 1-800-395-HELP

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Monday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
Thursday: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

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