When facing an unplanned pregnancy, abortion may seem like your only option. Before you move forward with this choice, you should educate yourself about abortion.
There are two main types of abortion:
Medication abortion also called the abortion pill, can be taken up to 70 days (10 weeks pregnant). The pill ( two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol) is taken in two doses, one typically at a doctor’s office and the other at home.
There are several types of surgical abortions. Suction aspiration, also called suction curettage, or vacuum aspiration abortion, is performed during the first 6 to 16 weeks gestation. Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) is another type of procedure typically done in later weeks. Both types have risks and side-effects and greatly vary depending on your gestation and health.
The emotional side of abortion:
- thoughts of suicide
- feelings of grief
- lowered self-esteem
- sexual dysfunction
- avoidance of emotional attachment
- substance abuse
For some women, these emotions may appear immediately after an abortion or gradually over a longer period of time.
Counseling or support before you make a decision to have an abortion is very important. If family help and support are not available to you, talking with a professional counselor before having an abortion can help you better understand your decision. We are here for you, contact us today.
Explore the option of Adoption. We’re here to help you explore all your pregnancy options, including the choices adoption has to offer. We provide free information about the adoption process for Alabama and Georgia. Financial assistance for medical and living expenses is available for the Birth Mother, along with many other benefits.
Abiding Love Adoptions is a Nonprofit Adoption Agency. We never financially benefit off of your decision and can discuss your options with absolutely no pressure. All services are free & confidential.