Related Posts

Share This

Understanding Different Types of Abortion Options

Pregnancy centers are a great resource helping their surrounding communities increase awareness and education about pregnancy, STD’s, Abortion, and adoption services. Most pregnancy centers offer free pregnancy testing, STD testing, HIV testing and free ultrasounds and if free services aren’t available they often have low-cost services that can save you money if you don’t have health insurance. Many women seek out pregnancy centers when they have an unplanned pregnancy and the professionals at these centers can help them decide which option is best, whether to keep the baby, terminate the pregnancy or some other alternative. Every year more than 1 million pregnancies are aborted and half of all unplanned pregnancies usually end with abortion. Choosing to have an Abortion Elgin is not just a medical decision but also an emotional life decision and counselors are available to provide confidential help.

If you do decide to have an Abortion Elgin, depending on how far along you are in your pregnancy will determine what method they use when aborting the fetus. Within the first trimester, or within the first 13 weeks, of pregnancy either manual vacuum aspiration or dilation and evacuation methods are used. With both methods a suction device is inserted into the uterus to remove the fetus. In the second trimester, between 13 and 24 weeks, a surgical method must be used to remove the fetus requiring the patient to be put under sedation and a local anesthetic is used. There are also complications which can happen after surgery such as infection, heavy bleeding, damage to the uterus, etc. After 24 weeks abortions are not typically performed except if the pregnancy compromises the health of the mother or other critical health reasons. There is also an abortion process which can be used before 9 weeks into the pregnancy which involves two medications Mifepristone and Misoprostol. The first is taken to basically induce a miscarriage and the uterus contracts expelling the fetus. The second drug is administered only if this process hasn’t occurred within four hours of taking the first drug. The drug induced abortion can take between 9 and 16 days.

For more information about different types of abortion options, click here.