Did you just find out you’re unexpectedly pregnant and are wondering what to do next? If you’re considering abortion, you probably have lots of questions and concerns. That is normal.
At Robbinsdale Women’s Center, we know the struggle that comes with an unplanned pregnancy, and that every woman’s pregnancy journey is different. We hope to help you make an informed decision about your pregnancy. You are not alone!
Two Types of Abortion Options
Medication abortion is also known as the abortion pill, a two-step abortion pill process. Women 10 weeks pregnant and under are eligible for this type of abortion. The first drug Mifepristone (also known as RU-486) is used to block the progesterone pregnancy hormone and stop the embryo from growing. The second drug, Misoprostol works to contract the uterus and expel the pregnancy through the vagina. Follow-up with a medical professional is necessary after this process.
Risks of medication abortion:
- Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
- An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort
Surgical abortion is a bit more intense compared to medication abortion. During a surgical abortion, Anesthesia is available when requested at an additional cost. Medical instruments are used to dilate and open your cervix and remove every part of the pregnancy within your uterus. The road to recovery is longer with this type of abortion procedure, along with serious risks.
Risks of surgical abortion:
- Heavy/prolonged bleeding
- Perforation of the uterus
- Damage to the cervix
- Scar tissue on the uterine wall
What Are the Two Safest Types of Abortion
It’s hard to say what the two safest types of abortion are, as there are different risks and side effects to each procedure. Women also have different abortion experiences, based on their bodies’ reactions and what type of abortion procedure they are eligible for.
Get educated about each abortion type and be aware of the possible side effects and risks. You deserve to have all the facts before making a final pregnancy decision.
Is Abortion Safe for Me?
It’s vital to receive pregnancy confirmation services before proceeding with any type of abortion procedure. Receive lab-quality pregnancy testing and a limited ultrasound to confirm your pregnancy and determine how far along you are. The gestational age will determine what kind of abortion you’re eligible for and help you make the safest choice for you.
At Robbinsdale Women’s Center, we are dedicated to providing you with clear, and accurate information about abortion. Schedule a no-cost and confidential appointment with us to learn more about your options.