Abortion is a heavy topic to most, as it’s a serious medical procedure with many different risks involved. Where do you go to talk about this option? Talk with our non-judgmental team today to be better informed about the process.
1. Get the Facts
At the Pregnancy Help Center of West Houston, we care for women and men. We never pressure you into any pregnancy decision as YOU have the final say.
There are two types of abortions: medical and surgical abortion. Each one works towards terminating an existing pregnancy. To determine which one you may qualify for – receive a pregnancy test and ultrasound at our center today at no cost to you.
Knowing your pregnancy details is essential to determining your abortion options and the health of your pregnancy.
2. Know the Risks
There are real physical risks that come with abortion, medical and surgical. According to the Mayo Clinic, common medical abortion risks include:
- Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
- An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort
For surgical abortion, there are multiple surgical procedures done at different stages of pregnancy. Each procedure is done similarly and comes with identical risks, including:
- Damage to the womb or cervix
- Uterine perforation
- Excessive bleeding
- Infection of the uterus or fallopian tubes
- Scarring of the inside of the uterus
- Reaction to the medicines or anesthesia, such as problems breathing
- Not removing all of the tissue, requiring another procedure
3. Talk Safely & Confidentially
If you are considering an abortion, it’s very important to understand how everything works. Our team is here to help answer your questions.
An essential step before making your final pregnancy decision is to confirm that you have a viable pregnancy.
At The Pregnancy Help Center, we offer free self-administered urine pregnancy tests and ultrasounds by our trained and licensed ultrasound technicians. Our ultrasound techs are here to help you determine your next steps and if your pregnancy is viable. An ultrasound can alert you to any potential pregnancy complications as well.
Make an appointment today. We are here as a resource to you in this challenging season. Remember that you are not alone.