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Frequently Asked Questions
Have you missed a period?
What are the signs of pregnancy?
What do I need to do next?
How can you calculate how far along you are?
We’ve compiled a list of questions and answers to help you make an educated and informed decision. You are not alone, we are here to help!
1.) What are the symptoms of pregnancy?
Symptoms of pregnancy can vary from women to women. The signs of pregnancy can be different for each woman. But the most significant symptom is a missed menstrual cycle.
2.) What is a normal Menstrual Cycle?
The Menstrual Cycle for most women is around 28 days. But each woman’s cycle is different and if you believe you have missed a period the next thing to do is take a pregnancy test.
3.) When does ovulation occur?
Ovulation is when an egg becomes ripe and is released from the ovary. This usually occurs on or around 14 days after the first day of the most recent menstruation. Chances of impregnation are significant if intercourse takes place during ovulation.
4.) What are other symptoms of pregnancy besides a missed period?
Other symptoms may include:
- Sore and swollen breasts
- Nausea and vomiting
- Appetite changes
- Slight bleeding or spotting (might occur when the fertilized egg implants onto the uterine wall)
- Mood swings
- Frequent urination
5.) When should I take a pregnancy test?
Normally, you would want to wait for 1 week after you missed your period. As a pregnancy develops your body produces more HCG and this hormone needs to be detectable before you get a positive test. Our medical-grade free pregnancy test can confirm if you are pregnant.
6.) How does the abortion pill work?
The abortion pill is used as part of a procedure known as medical abortion or medication abortion. The Abortion Pill is actually made up of 2 different medications taken separately. It is important to know all the facts before taking the abortion pill. Some pregnancies are not viable and will end in a miscarriage and some pregnancies are too far along for a medical abortion. Getting an ultrasound to determine viability is an important next step if you are considering the abortion pill. . The abortion pill can only be taken at the beginning of a pregnancy which requires a woman to be no more than ten weeks gestation. The abortion pill or medical abortion requires several doctor visits and does have certain risks that we can discuss at your appointment.
7.) What is a medical abortion?
Medical abortion is a series of drugs, taken at different times, that causes the termination of a pregnancy.
8.) What abortion options are there?
Generally, there are 2 types of abortion methods; Medical & Surgical.
Medical Abortion: In a medical abortion, the abortion pill is used to end or terminate a pregnancy. It is actually a series of drugs taken at different times that causes the termination of a pregnancy. No anesthesia is used in medical abortion. The cost of a medical abortion differs depending on the abortion Pill Provider. The abortion pill can only be taken at the beginning of a pregnancy which requires a woman to be no more than ten weeks gestation. A pre-abortion ultrasound is generally required before you take the abortion pill and it can require several visits to a medical abortion facility, an abortion center, or to an abortion provider’s office.
Surgical Abortion: Suction abortion (also called vacuum aspiration) is the most common type of in-clinic abortion. It uses suction to empty your uterus. It’s usually used 14-16 weeks after your last period.
Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) is another kind of in-clinic abortion procedure. It uses suction and medical tools to empty your uterus. You can get a D&E later in a pregnancy than aspiration abortion — usually if it has been 16 weeks or longer since your last period.
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9.) How much does an abortion cost?
According to the Kaiser foundation, the cost of abortion differs widely across the country and from provider to provider. Ranging from $500 to over $1,200, the cost of an abortion is often affected by how far along someone is in their pregnancy and the type of abortion procedure being done. We can discuss all the various abortion options, abortion risks, abortion costs, and abortion information at your free Options consultation.
These are some of the additional factors that affect abortion costs:
- Cost of lab grade pregnancy test
- Cost of ultrasound
- Gestational age of pregnancy
- Type of abortion performed
- Use of anesthesia
- Where the procedure is performed
- Special shots for women with negative blood type
10.) What are our prices?
All of our services are free and confidential. We specialize in pre-termination evaluation. We do not perform or refer women for elective abortions. Our network of clinics provides the care you need so you can make the best decision for yourself.
11.) Do you perform abortions?
We do not perform abortions or provide abortion referrals at our clinics. However, we provide accurate and trustworthy information about abortion procedures and risks. We strive to provide you with all the necessary information that you will need to make an educated decision about your pregnancy that will make you feel comfortable in the long run. We will also answer any of your questions. It is important to make sure you have trustworthy information to help make your decision. All the information that we provide is given in a non-judgmental setting, so you can rest assured that the decision is yours alone to make. We are here to help you in any way that we can. Contact us if you would like our assistance.