Do you think you might be pregnant? If pregnancy is not something you had on your New Year Resolution list, and you are considering an abortion, there are a few things you need to do.
You Should Take A Pregnancy Test
Before you make any decisions regarding your pregnancy, you should confirm that you are, in fact, pregnant.
Signs that it is time to take a test include missing a period, having nausea, fatigue, increased urination, or swollen breasts.
A simple test from the drugstore should be able to detect the hormone hCG in your urine, which is only present during pregnancy.
You Need An Ultrasound
In Ohio abortion is illegal after a fetal heartbeat is detected, normally around 6 weeks. And if you are considering traveling out of state to get a prescription for the abortion pill, you have to do that before 10 weeks, as the abortion pill is intended for women who are pregnant at 10 weeks or less.
So, you need to know how far along you are before you can make any decisions.
The best way to do that is to get an ultrasound. At our clinic we offer free ultrasounds, so you can get the whole picture and learn more about what your options are.
You will not only find out how far along you are, but will be alerted to any potential complications like an ectopic pregnancy.
Research Before You Schedule an Appointment
As Sir Francis Bacon said in 1597, “knowledge is power.”
Knowing all the answers to your questions will empower you to make the best decision.
Some questions you should ask:
- What are the risks of abortion?
- Do I have any health conditions that put me at a higher risk for complications?
- Do I have the finances to travel out of state and pay for medical bills that may reach into the thousands of dollars?
- Does the abortion clinic I am considering have a high record for 911 calls and emergencies that require an ambulance?
- Would adoption be a better solution for me because it provides financial aid?
- Would I feel better emotionally after placing my baby for adoption rather than aborting?
- Could parenting be a viable option for me? Are there resources that could help?
- Is there financial assistance in Ohio for pregnant women if I choose to continue my pregnancy?
At our clinic we can answer your questions, and point you to helpful resources. Call us today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.