Abortion Procedure Information

If you’re unexpectedly pregnant, you may be considering abortion. It’s important to understand each of the procedures in order to make the best possible decision for yourself regarding your pregnancy, your body, and your health.

What are the different abortion procedure Types?

There are a few different abortion procedure types that are legally available in the U.S., and they’re split into two categories: medical abortion and surgical abortion. Medical abortion uses medication prescribed by a doctor to terminate pregnancy. A surgical abortion requires surgical instruments and must be performed by a licensed professional.

How does each abortive procedure work?

There is a lot of information online about the different abortion procedures and how they work. Because there is so much to understand, we would love for you to come in and discuss these different procedures with someone who truly cares for your overall wellbeing. That way, you can have your questions answered in a supportive and judgment-free environment.

What should I do before seeking an abortion?

There are a few steps you need to take prior to seeking an abortion to ensure you’re protecting your body and your health to the best of your ability. Read our abortion safety checklist to take every necessary step and precaution prior to an abortion.

Are there risks involved with having an abortion?

Abortion is a medical procedure, and because it is, there are a number of risks associated with it. Some short-term risks include severe cramping and bleeding, nausea and vomiting, dizziness, sweating, and blood clots. Long term or more serious complications include incomplete abortion and uterine perforation.

It’s also important to recognize the potential emotional side effects of an abortion. If you aren’t sure about it, feel pressured into it, are doing it to please someone else, or have moral beliefs against abortion, you’re at high risk for emotional side effects.

Please come in to Ray of Hope for support and more information about abortion risks.