Am I Eligible for the Abortion Pill?

Am I Eligible for the Abortion Pill?

We’re so glad you are asking this question before moving ahead! How far along you are in your pregnancy determines whether you can use the abortion pill method to terminate your pregnancy. It’s essential to know when you got pregnant. If you’re unsure, Options Medical Clinic can help you.

Do You Use a Period Tracker App?

Many women find out there is a gap between when they thought they got pregnant and when it happened. If you use an app to track your menstrual cycle, you may be surprised to hear they’re less reliable than initially promoted.

It is difficult to predict the day a woman ovulates (when you have a higher chance of getting pregnant). Plus, sperm can live inside a woman’s body for up to 5 days. As a result, knowing the actual day of conception isn’t easy.

Are Home Pregnancy Tests Reliable?

Over-the-counter pregnancy tests are reliable, but different tests have different sensitivity levels. It is hard to know which test to take and on what day. Also, you want to take a pregnancy test first thing in the morning when your urine is most concentrated. Make sure the test hasn’t expired.

How Can I Find Out When I Got Pregnant?

The most reliable method to determine how far along you are in your pregnancy is with an ultrasound. The following are the advantages of using ultrasound to learn more about your pregnancy:

  • You find out the gestational age (the number of weeks you’ve been pregnant).
  • Ultrasound determines whether your pregnancy is growing or if you have had a miscarriage. Experts estimate as many as 26% of all pregnancies end in a miscarriage, and it is possible to get a positive pregnancy test days or weeks afterward.
  • There is a slight possibility that the location of your pregnancy is incorrect. This is referred to as an ectopic pregnancy. If that happens, it can be a life-threatening health issue.

How Can Options Medical Clinic Help Me?

We offer free and confidential ultrasounds to help you determine the gestational date of your pregnancy. Georgia law bans abortion after a fetal heart rate is detected, usually 6 weeks gestation (42 days from the first day of your last menstrual period). Our medical team can do an ultrasound to verify your pregnancy.

The FDA highly regulates the first drug in the abortion pill regimen. You should purchase these drugs through a certified prescriber only. Georgia law specifies that you can only take the abortion pill drugs after six weeks for the following reasons:

  • The pregnancy threatens the life of the mother
  • The pregnancy endangers the health of the mother
  • The fetus is not expected to survive
  • The pregnancy is the result of a reported rape or incest

Request an appointment for your free and confidential ultrasound at Options Medical Clinic today. Visit our Woodstock location or check when our mobile unit will be close to you. Get the information you need from Options to protect your health and safety.