Abortion is a medical procedure, so you owe it to yourself to get complete information. If you’re considering an abortion, you need to know
- Are you really pregnant?
- Is your pregnancy normal? Or are you at risk for natural miscarriage? Or do you have a tubal pregnancy requiring immediate medical attention?
- How far along are you?
Our nurse or a trained advocate can help you understand your pregnancy decisions. She is trained to explain
- Types of abortion procedures
- Medical health risks
- Other possible risks (such as mental, emotional or spiritual outcomes)
- Questions to ask the abortion provider
Our staff can discuss the different types of abortion procedures with you so you have all the facts and can make the best decision for you. The end result of your pregnancy is yours alone to make. Our center offers peer counseling and current, holistic information about all pregnancy options; however, we do not offer or refer for abortion services.
emergency contraception – understand the facts. let’s talk.
Morning After Pill (“Plan B”)
Before taking the Morning After Pill, you need to understand what it is, what it could mean to your health and how it works. Stop by. Call. Send a text. Let’s talk about your options.
Plan B is believed to act as an emergency contraceptive principally by preventing ovulation or fertilization. In addition, it may inhibit implantation. It is not effective once the process of implantation has begun. (Not sure what this means? We get it. Medical words can be tough. Let’s talk. Our nurse can explain the process, and there’s never a cost to visit our office.)
- Emergency contraception is not effective if a woman is already pregnant (implantation has occurred).
- Plan B does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases.
- The most common side effects in the Plan B clinical trial were nausea, abdominal pain, fatigue, headache, and menstrual changes.
- The manufacturer warns that Plan B is not recommended for routine use as a contraceptive.
- The manufacturer also recommends a pregnancy test to confirm whether a woman is already pregnant from a previous sexual encounter. Walk in to see us for a no-cost, no-obligation confirmation of pregnancy.
Source: Manufacturer’s Prescribing Information for Plan B (Levonorgestrel) tablets, 0.75 mg. Mfg. by Gedeon Richter, Ltd., Budapest, Hungary for Duramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Subsidiary of Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Pomona, NY 10970. Revised Feb 2004. BR-038 / 21000382503
RU486 / ABORTION PILL
Before taking RU486, or Abortion Pill, you should understand what it is, what it could mean to your health and how it works. Stop by. Call. Or text. Let’s talk. Our nurse will be happy to talk with you, confirm if you’re pregnant and advise you on your options.
What is it?
RU-486, known as “the abortion pill,” is actually a combination of two drugs — mifepristone and misoprostol — that cause early abortion. According to the manufacturer, it should not be used if it has been more than 7 weeks since your last period. It is NOT the same as the “morning after pill.” Our nurse can help you understand all the details so that you are ready to make a pregnancy decision.
- Side effects can include heavy bleeding, headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and cramping.
- If this method fails, a surgical abortion will be required.
Sources: Kaiser Family Foundation, “Issue Update: Mifepristone: An Early Abortion Option,” July 2001. Mifeprex® Medication Guide, Danco Laboratories, LLC, revised 7/19/05.
The information presented on this website is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional and/or medical advice.