When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, you may be considering abortion. Before you have an abortion is it important to consult medical professionals to ensure you are fully informed about the procedure and process of getting an abortion. At Bella Women’s Center, we are here to provide you with updated information about abortion to help you make an educated decision about 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.
When you are considering an abortion, it is important to have all the information before making your final decision. At the end of the day, it is your choice, but we are dedicated to providing you with the resources you need to make an educated one.
If you are considering an abortion, make an appointment at Bella Women’s Center today for an abortion consultation.