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When it comes to an unplanned pregnancy, be sure to discuss your options and the possible risks associated with abortion. Different types of abortions can pose various areas of concern. 

We are here to offer more information about abortion and to discuss risks thoroughly before you make a decision. Know the facts.

Two Types of Abortion

The two types of abortion include medical abortion and surgical abortion. Both come with major risks.

Medical Abortion

Medical Abortion is the removal of pregnancy tissue through two types of drugs, Mifepristone, and Misoprostol. Some risk factors for a medical abortion according to the Mayo Clinic, include:

  • Incomplete abortion
  • Extreme bleeding
  • Infection of tissues
  • Fever
  • Gastrointestinal upset
  • Anaphylactic reactions associated with medications used

Surgical Abortion

Surgical Abortion removes pregnancy tissue through an invasive procedure that utilizes instruments such as vacuum and suctioning techniques.

Surgical abortion risk factors, according to the Cleveland Clinic, include:

  • Injury to the cervical and uterus regions
  • Extreme bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Scarring
  • Incomplete abortion
  • Allergic reactions to medications used

Risks Unique to You

Your unique health journey is essential to consider with a medical professional before an abortion. According to the Mayo Clinic, it’s important to have a medical professional evaluate your medical history and overall health, as well as:

  • Confirm your pregnancy with a physical exam
  • Do an ultrasound exam to date the pregnancy and check that it’s not outside the uterus (ectopic pregnancy) and that a tumor has not that developed in the uterus (molar pregnancy)
  • Do blood and urine tests
  • Explain how the procedure works, the side effects, and possible risks and complications

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What Are the Types of Abortion?

There are two major types of abortion. We offer more information about abortion and to discuss risks thoroughly before you make a decision. Know the facts.

Is Adoption for Me?

Are you considering the option of adoption? As the birth mother, you choose the adoption plan you’re comfortable with and the adoptive family.

Do I Need An Ultrasound?

If you received a positive pregnancy test and your results are confirmed, an ultrasound is needed. Ultrasounds provide crucial information about your health, well-being, and options for your pregnancy in the decision process.