Abortion and adoption are two of your options for an unplanned pregnancy. You could be considering either one but aren’t quite sure which one to choose.
We want to give you the facts about each option, so you feel assured in whatever choice you make. You are not alone in your journey.
The Abortion Option
There are two main types of abortion: medical abortion and surgical abortion. Each one works toward ending an existing pregnancy, either through medication or a surgical procedure.
It’s essential to receive a positive pregnancy test followed by an ultrasound to determine the viability and dating of your pregnancy which will determine which procedures you are eligible for.
Medical abortion is only recommended for women up to 11 weeks of pregnancy. You may require surgical abortion if you are past 70 days.
The Physical Risks
Potential risks of medical abortion include incomplete abortion, heavy and prolonged bleeding, infection, fever, and digestive system discomfort.
Potential risks of surgical abortion include:
- Damage to the womb or cervix
- Uterine perforation
- Excessive bleeding
- Infection of the uterus or fallopian tubes
- Scarring on the inside of the uterus
- Reaction to the medicines or anesthesia, such as problems breathing
- Not removing all the tissue, which requires another procedure
The Adoption Option
If you are unsure about abortion, adoption could be a good fit. If you know you’re not ready to parent either, adoption still gives you a chance to be a part of your child’s life. It gives your child the opportunity for a better life too.
Women have lots of control over the adoption process these days. You can choose from an open, closed, or semi-open adoption. The adoption plan you choose depends on the type of relationship you want with your child and adoptive parents. The decision is yours to make.
Many women are unaware of the financial resources available to them including coverage of medical costs, rental assistance, food and groceries expenses, counseling, transportation, and more.
What’s Your Next Step?
The best next step of the process is to confirm your pregnancy. Though you may have already received a positive home pregnancy test, it’s vital to follow it with medical-grade pregnancy testing.
Next, an ultrasound is necessary to confirm the location of your pregnancy, viability, and how far along you are. An ultrasound will alert you to any possible complications as well.
Schedule a no-cost and confidential pregnancy confirmation and pre-abortion screening appointment with us today! We are here to help you make your next move with confidence.