What are my options?
Whatever the choice you make, it is for a lifetime. You will want to learn all the facts for yourself in order to make a fully informed decision.
We've included some information about each choice below, but we would love the opportunity to talk to you and offer you free, caring and confidential support as you make your decision.
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One of the three choices a birth mother and father may make is parenting. Whether you parent on your own or seek the help of family members, parenting especially single parenting, can be a challenge.
We provide a safe and confidential place for you to discuss all of your concerns and help you decide if parenting is right for you. Should you choose to parent, we can assist you with some of the resources you may need throughout your pregnancy and as your baby grows.
Every mother and father has choices to make when she realizes a baby is on the way. You may be considering a very intentional adoption plan for your baby or adoption may be just an option you are considering. The birth mother and father can have a high level of input into who the adoptive family will be.
You can be in the driver’s seat. This involves an advocate that works between the birth mother and adoptive parents which means you may control the parameters of contact following the adoption of the baby into the new family.
We can help you connect with the support you need to make this very delicate and private decision.
Before you have any elective procedure it’s important to know the potential impacts it could have on your body and future health. Here we’ve compiled the latest research on the impacts of abortion.
We’d love to talk through all your available options, and support you in any way we can. Book an Appointment with us today to further discuss your options.
Types of Abortions/Procedures
Plan B and Plan B One Step Emergency Contraceptive
Plan B and Plan B One Step are emergency contraceptives intended to reduce the possibility of pregnancy following unprotected sexual intercourse or a known or suspected contraceptive failure, such as a condom breakage.
Plan B is a 2 step process;
Active ingredient: levonorgestrel 0.75 mg in each tablet.
The first Plan B® tablet is taken as soon as possible but not later than 3 days (72 hours) after unprotected sex. The second tablet 12 hours later.
Plan B® works like a birth control pill to prevent pregnancy mainly by stopping the release of an egg from the ovary. It is possible that Plan B® may also work by preventing fertilization of an egg (the uniting of sperm with the egg) or by preventing attachment (implantation) to the uterus (womb), which usually occurs beginning 7 days after release of an egg from the ovary.
Plan B® does not protect against HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) or other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Some women will experience non-serious side effects, such as nausea, stomach pain, headache, dizziness, or breast tenderness.
Abortion Pills – RU486 - First Trimester Medical Abortion
A medical (or chemical) abortion is a non-surgical form of abortion in which the woman takes pills containing Mifepristone (RU-486) and Misoprostol (or Cytotec) to end the life of the baby. This procedure is performed during the first trimester of pregnancy. The drugs are approved by the FDA for use up to ten weeks since the first day of her last menstrual period (LMP).
Before taking RU-486 or any other medication, get information from a trusted source so that you understand how it works and the possible side effects.
MIFEPREX is a progestin antagonist indicated, in a regimen with misoprostol, for the medical termination of intrauterine pregnancy through 70 days gestation. (1)
Mifeprex will be given to you by a healthcare provider in a clinic, medical office, or hospital.
Do not take Mifeprex if you:
Have a pregnancy that is more than 70 days (10 weeks).
Be sure to contact your healthcare provider promptly if you have any of the following:
Heavy Bleeding. Contact your healthcare provider right away
Abdominal Pain or “Feeling Sick.” If you have abdominal pain or discomfort, or you are “feeling sick,” including weakness, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, with or without fever, more than 24 hours after taking misoprostol, you should contact your healthcare provider without delay.
Fever. In the days after treatment, if you have a fever of 100.4°F or higher that lasts for more than 4 hours, you should contact your healthcare provider right away.
SIDE EFFECTS (WARNING: SERIOUS AND SOMETIMES FATAL INFECTIONS OR BLEEDING)
Follow-up is needed to confirm complete termination of pregnancy
The most common side effects of Mifeprex treatment include: nausea, weakness, fever/chills, vomiting, headache, diarrhea and dizziness. Your provider will tell you how to manage any pain or other side effects. These are not all the possible side effects of Mifeprex. Call your healthcare provider for medical advice about any side effects that bother you or do not go away.
Suction and Aspiration First Trimester D & C
Suction and Aspiration First Trimester D & C; Most are performed within the first 12-13 weeks of pregnancy.
A suction, or aspiration, D&C abortion is a procedure in which a suction catheter is inserted into the mother’s uterus to extract the preborn baby. Tools are then used to scrape the lining of the uterus to remove any remaining parts. This procedure is performed during the first trimester, typically during five and thirteen weeks LMP (that is five to thirteen weeks after the first day of the woman’s last menstrual period).
Dilation and Evacuation Second Trimester D & E
The most common type of second-trimester is a dilation (dilatation) and evacuation abortion, D&E. It is a surgical abortion procedure during which an abortionist first dilates the woman’s cervix and in addition to using a vacuum suction in your uterus, they also use instruments to dismember and extract the baby from the uterus including one called a curette to scrape the inside of your uterus. Your doctor may use ultrasound to guide them, and will likely use a suction or vacuum to make sure everything is cleared out. The D&E abortion procedure is usually performed between thirteen and twenty-four weeks LMP (that is thirteen to twenty-four weeks after the first day of the woman’s last menstrual period).
Side effects may include;
Abdominal pain, cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea
The physical side effects after an abortion can vary from woman to woman and there are potential side effects and risks that you should be aware of.
It is important to talk to a health professional as well as the doctor who will perform your abortion about possible side effects.
Your period should return about 4-6 weeks after the abortion, and you can get pregnant again soon after the abortion.
If your doctor has prescribed antibiotics, it is important to take them as directed in order to help prevent infection.