If you are facing an unexpected pregnancy, one of the options that will come up in your research is abortion. As you are weighing your different options, make sure you understand all the steps that should be taken before an abortion. These measures are recommended to protect your health and eliminate any possible complications.
Take a Pregnancy Test
If you’re relying on common pregnancy symptoms such as tender breasts or a missed period, you will first want to confirm your pregnancy before anything else with a medical-grade pregnancy test. At Options Medical Clinic, we offer lab-quality pregnancy tests for no cost that you can schedule at your convenience.
Schedule an Ultrasound
After a positive pregnancy test, the next step is to schedule an ultrasound. Ultrasounds are helpful for gauging how far along you are in your pregnancy and helping to reduce any health risks, such as an ectopic pregnancy (meaning the pregnancy is located outside of the uterus).
According to the American Pregnancy Association, ectopic pregnancies are as common as 1 of every 50 pregnancies in the US. Because these are dangerous to the mother, it’s best to seek medical attention immediately.
Talk Through Your Options
Being unexpectedly pregnant can be overwhelming, but make sure you take care of your health first. Contact us today to schedule any of our no-cost services from ultrasounds to medical consultations.
Every situation is unique and once you’ve arrived, you’ll meet with our medical experts who will answer any questions you have and help inform you of your options. It’s important that you don’t feel you have to go through this alone, we are here to help!