Staring at a positive pregnancy test can seem devastating, especially if pregnancy is not part of your life plan.
Whether you are exploring your options or have already decided on an abortion, here’s a checklist to complete before you undergo any termination procedure.
Confirm Your Pregnancy Test
It might sound redundant, but the first thing to do before having an abortion is to confirm your home pregnancy test.
While infrequent, home pregnancy tests can return false positive responses. Most often, the cause of inaccurate results is user error. Obtaining a high-quality pregnancy test at Inspira Resource Center is the first step in confirming your pregnancy.
Schedule an Ultrasound
Ultrasounds are known for revealing the sex of a fetus, but did you know they also provide doctors with critical information to ensure women receive the best care?
An ultrasound done before an abortion confirms the viability, date, and location of your pregnancy. Knowing how long you have been pregnant allows doctors to select which type of abortion is the most effective for you.
Around 10- 20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. An ultrasound can determine if the pregnancy is growing, which helps you avoid an unnecessary medical procedure.
In terms of location, some pregnancies can implant outside of the uterus. Pregnancies located anywhere outside of the uterus are known as ectopic pregnancies and can cause serious or even life-threatening complications to the mother.
Ultrasounds are the only way to know if you have an ectopic or standard pregnancy.
Understand Your Options
An unexpected pregnancy can cause anxiety and, for some women, the need to find a quick solution.
But before you rush into a decision about your future, take a minute to understand all the options. You might find that an abortion alternative better suits your future and health.
Whatever you are considering for your pregnancy, our caring staff at Inspira Resource Center is here to offer support and a listening ear! If you have questions or need additional information, don’t hesitate to reach out. Schedule your free appointment today!
We believe your future is bright.