If you think you might be pregnant and aren’t sure what your options are, this blog is a great first step to help you gather the information you need to make the best choice. 

Here are three things you need when considering an abortion:

  • Medical grade pregnancy test
  • Ultrasound
  • Options Counseling

Pregnancy Test

Medical-grade pregnancy testing is a good idea even if you have tested at home. Though false negatives are more common, false positives can sometimes happen too. 

Testing at a clinic with medical staff is an excellent way to ensure accurate results.


If you’re considering an abortion, you need an ultrasound. An ultrasound can give you a lot of information about your pregnancy that you will need to weigh your options.

An ultrasound will tell you if your pregnancy is viable. About 10-20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. 

An ultrasound can also tell you the location of your pregnancy. An ectopic pregnancy happens when a pregnancy implants somewhere other than the wall of the uterus. Abortion drugs do not work on ectopic pregnancies, so you must know where the pregnancy is before an abortion. 

How far along you are in your pregnancy changes your options. For example, the abortion pill is only approved for pregnancies no further than 10 weeks along. Knowing how long you have been pregnant will help you make the right choice and protect your health.

Get the Facts

Meet with a professional to discuss your pregnancy. Talking with someone that can help you weigh your options can make an unexpected pregnancy seem less overwhelming. Getting all the information you need to make an informed decision helps protect your health. 

Want to Learn More?

We offer free pregnancy testing and ultrasound at the Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston. You can sit down with our knowledgeable and compassionate staff to learn about your options in a confidential, judgment-free space. You can easily schedule an appointment online today.