When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, you may be considering abortion. It is important to consult medical professionals to ensure you are fully informed about the procedure and process of getting an abortion before you book an appointment.
Only you know what’s best for you, and here at Bella Women’s Center, we’re dedicated to providing you with updated information and support that can help you make an educated decision about what’s best for your next steps.
First-Step Abortion Testing
To prepare for an abortion procedure, there are a few steps you need to take before the actual procedure.
Verify Your Pregnancy
Before you do anything, you need to ensure that you are actually pregnant. Even if you have taken a pregnancy test at home, it is a good idea to have a lab-quality pregnancy test administered by one of our trained staff members.
Date Your Pregnancy via Ultrasound
Gestational age determines what kind of abortion services you are eligible to receive by law — affecting costs and possible side effects. We will accurately date your pregnancy through an ultrasound exam, and from there provide information on which types of abortion procedures are available to you.
It is important to receive STI-Testing before having an abortion procedure. The presence of a Sexually Transmitted Infection, or STI, when you have an abortion can negatively affect your long-term reproductive health. It significantly increases your chance of contracting Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID), which can cause chronic pelvic pain and infertility. We offer free, confidential STI testing on-site.
If you are considering an abortion, make an appointment at Bella Women’s Center today for an abortion consultation.