When thinking of having an abortion, taking steps to protect your health is vital. Three things needed before abortion are a pregnancy test, ultrasound, and STD test. These steps will determine what options you have. You are not alone in your unexpected pregnancy.

Before moving forward with an abortion, it’s important to understand abortion risks and side effects. To learn more about this option and all your pregnancy options, contact us today.

What is Abortion?

Abortion, in basic terms, is a procedure that works to terminate an existing pregnancy. There are two major types of abortion: medical and surgical. Each one comes with unique risks and side effects. Before making a decision about abortion, it’s imperative to verify your pregnancy details. 

Here are three pregnancy confirmation steps to do so:

1. Receive Clinical Pregnancy Testing

Confirm your at-home pregnancy test with clinical pregnancy testing at our center to be sure. Some women take a pregnancy test incorrectly or at the wrong time so it’s essential to verify the test result to determine what’s next.

If you think you might be pregnant, schedule no-cost clinical pregnancy testing at the Pregnancy Help Center of South County, and we can verify the results for you.

2. Get An Ultrasound

Once you’ve verified your pregnancy test result, an ultrasound is next. Our no-cost ultrasound scan gives you vital information, especially if you’re considering abortion. An ultrasound confirms three things:

  1. If you have a viable pregnancy (has a heartbeat and is growing)
  2. How far along you are in your pregnancy (the gestational age)
  3. The location of your pregnancy (not an ectopic pregnancy)

Determining how far along you are will help you understand which pregnancy options you’re eligible for. Medication abortion (the abortion pill) is only available for women who are 10 weeks pregnant or less. 

An ultrasound also alerts you to any pregnancy complications. If your pregnancy isn’t viable or you have an ectopic pregnancy, we can help make sure you get the medical care you need.

3. Know Your Options

At the Pregnancy Help Center, we believe the more knowledge you have, the more confidence you can have in your decision. Get as much information as you can regarding your pregnancy and your options. Our peer counselors are here to help with this step. 

Receive education about your three options: abortion, adoption, and parenting. Together, we can talk about which option is for you and your future.

Make Your Decision

After learning the steps to take before an abortion, only you can make the final decision for your future. We are here to listen and support you. Our services are offered at no cost and are completely private.
Schedule an appointment to learn more and confirm your pregnancy.