If you are thinking about abortion, 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.
Mifepristone/Misoprostol (“The Abortion Pill” of RU-486) (Used up to 63 days from LMP)
First, a health care provider will give you an oral does of mifepristone. This drug will interfere with the natural function of your body by softening and breaking down the lining of your uterus. Two days later you will need to return to the clinic for a check-up. If the embryo hasn’t been expelled, you are given another drug, misoprostol, to make your uterus contract to push the remainder from your body.
Suction Aspiration (Used 6-14 weeks LMP)
For this procedure, your cervix is dilated to allow a tube to be passed into your uterus. A device called a “manual vacuum aspirator” is attached to the tube and pulls the placenta and embryo out of your body.
D & C (Dilation and Curettage) (Used 4-14 weeks LMP)
For this procedure, your cervix is dilated, but a loop shaped tool is inserted and used to scrape the walls of your uterus. This reduces the embryo and placenta into parts small enough to be pulled from your body through your cervix.
D & E (Dilation and Evacuation) (Used 14-24 weeks LMP)
Because this procedure usually occurs when the fetus is larger, forceps must be used after your cervix is dilated. This tool is used to pull apart the fetus into small enough parts to be able to be removed from your body through your cervix
Do I understand the potential risks?
Every medical procedure, including abortion, carries the risk of complications. Knowing the risks associated with all abortion options is crucial to making an informed decision. All surgical procedures come with possible risks and complications. Some potential complications include pelvic infection, excessive bleeding, cervical injury, incomplete abortion, perforation of the uterus, and complications due to the anesthetic and ongoing pregnancy.
Do I know my rights?
You have the legal right to be fully-informed prior to an abortion procedure. Before consent, you should know the risks, side effects and alternative options available.
Schedule an appointment today to get more information on abortion procedures and risks.
*Open Arms Pregnancy Center offers accurate information about all pregnancy options; however, we do not offer or refer for abortion services.
Source: Frontlines Publishing
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