You just got a positive pregnancy test. You did not plan on this and want to get an abortion. Now what?
Three things will need to be completed prior to your abortion appointment:
- Lab-quality pregnancy testing
- An ultrasound
- Consultation regarding your pregnancy decision
Although a home test came back positive, a lab-quality pregnancy test and ultrasound will verify your pregnancy and provide important details that can help you discover your options.
At the Pregnancy Care Center of Rincon, we will confirm your pregnancy with a no-cost pregnancy test and ultrasound.
What Does an Ultrasound Unveil?
1. Pregnancy Viability
An ultrasound verifies the viability (health and progression) of your pregnancy. This process includes determining if the fetus has a detectable heartbeat. In addition, studies show that up to 20% of known pregnancies end in natural miscarriage. Ultrasounds help you understand exactly what is happening in your uterus, so you can remain healthy while having clarity in making a pregnancy decision.
2. Pregnancy Age
Knowing how far along you are in your pregnancy is vital in understanding your options. The two types of abortion, medical and surgical, rely on gestational age for eligibility.
A medical abortion, also known as the abortion pill, can be taken if you are 70 days (10 weeks) or less from the first day of your last menstrual period. If an ultrasound determines the gestational age is beyond that, a surgical abortion will be the next option.
Both a medical and surgical abortion, like any medical procedure, come with risks and side effects that are necessary to understand. We have equipped medical professionals that are able to discuss the terms of the procedure with you as you navigate your options.
3. Pregnancy Location
Utilizing an ultrasound prior to scheduling your abortion allows various medical complications to be revealed and avoided. For example, a fertilized egg sometimes implants on a fallopian tube rather than the uterine lining. In this case, a medical procedure, different from what is classified as abortion, will be needed to expel the pregnancy as it cannot sustain life and poses a risk to the woman.
Navigating Your Pregnancy Decision
Here at the Pregnancy Care Center of Rincon, we are here for you. Our staff is equipped with licensed medical personnel who will provide you with no-cost resources to help you understand your pregnancy and options. We will lend a listening ear and offer information about each type of abortion and other pregnancy options.
We offer no-charge resources that give you insight into your pregnancy, but we will also share with you valuable education about every type of abortion procedure, as well as other pregnancy options.
Our goal is that you feel empowered to make an informed choice that is best for you.
Schedule your confidential appointment today at no charge.