Abortion is a major pregnancy decision with possible long-term effects. While your partner may be pressuring you to have an abortion, you may still have doubts or questions. That’s normal. You ultimately have the final say.
You deserve to understand abortion for yourself before taking your next step. Here are some things to consider about abortion and the risks so that you can decide for yourself.
The Final Decision Is Yours
The voices around you may feel overwhelming, whether from your partner, parents, or friends.
Everyone will have their own opinion, but you are the one who will be impacted by it most. Try not to give in to the surrounding pressure, and ask yourself what you want after being better informed about your options.
Your Three Options
You have three options with your pregnancy: abortion, adoption, and parenting. It’s essential to consider the risks and long-term effects of each one.
There are two main types of abortion: surgical and medical abortion. Each abortion procedure terminates pregnancy either through medication or a surgical procedure. Medical abortion is only recommended for those up to 70 days pregnant. Otherwise, surgical abortion would be required.
There are many risks to medical abortion, including incomplete abortion, infection, heavy/prolonged bleeding, fever, and digestive discomfort.
Possible surgical abortion risks include:
- Damage to the womb or cervix
- Uterine perforation
- Excessive bleeding
- Infection of the uterus or fallopian tubes
- Scarring on the inside of the uterus
- Reaction to the medicines or anesthesia, such as problems breathing
- Not removing all the tissue, requires another procedure
There are three types of adoption plan options: open, closed, or semi-open adoption. The type you choose depends on how much contact you desire to have with your child and the adoptive parents.
These days, the birth mom has the final say on many aspects of the adoption journey. Our Options Medical team members can provide you with referrals to a number of adoption agencies.
Maybe you feel overwhelmed by the idea of parenting. Though it’s hard work, people are willing to help and support you along the way. Our compassionate team at Options Medical Clinic is here for you as you navigate parenthood.
Our programs can give you all the information you need to care for your pregnancy, prepare for childbirth, and care for your newborn. We also provide resources including diapers and other needed items through your child’s second birthday. Talk to us today to learn more.
What’s Your Next Step?
Confirm your pregnancy to understand what options you have. If considering abortion, you will need to verify your pregnancy with lab-quality pregnancy testing followed by an ultrasound. An ultrasound confirms viability, the location of the pregnancy, and how far along you are.
Schedule a free and confidential appointment with us today. We are here to support you and inform you about all your options, pressure-free.