If you are unexpectedly pregnant, abortion might seem like a viable choice for you. But, before you even consider your options, you should confirm that you are actually pregnant and take some time to learn about each option and how it could impact your current situation. At Real Options, we can talk to you about abortion in a confidential and compassionate environment. We understand that whatever decision you make could be a difficult one, which is why we are here to help in any way we can.
Steps to take before choosing abortion
Obtain Pregnancy Confirmation
The first thing you’ll want to do is confirm your pregnancy at Real Options. While a missed period or a positive pregnancy test could indicate that you are pregnant, the only way to know for sure is to have an ultrasound performed. We can provide you with a free pregnancy test and subsequent ultrasound if your test is positive.
An ultrasound will tell us whether your pregnancy is actually viable and how far along you are. You’ll need this information if you are planning on getting an abortion because how far along you are determines the type and cost of the abortion procedure. If you do not have a viable pregnancy, meaning no fetal heartbeat is detected or the pregnancy is developing somewhere other than the uterus, we will refer you for immediate medical attention.
Ensure You are STI-Free
If you find yourself facing an unplanned pregnancy, you could also be at risk of having an STI (sexually transmitted infection). Because many women do not show symptoms in the early stages of infection, it can be hard to know if you have an STI.
Having an abortion with an STI can do serious harm to your body, so you’ll want to ensure that you are STI-free before having the procedure done. Real Options provides free and confidential testing and treatment for some of the most commons STIs.
Talk to Someone You Trust
Abortion, just like any of the options you have, is a difficult decision. However, because it is a medical procedure, there are different risks associated with it compared to your other options. If you are considering abortion, you’ll want to talk to someone about your thoughts, feelings and concerns. The staff at Real Options can provide you with information and resources about abortion procedures and answer any questions you may have.
You owe it to yourself to make an informed decision regarding your pregnancy. Arm yourself with the knowledge and reassurance you need – make your free and confidential appointment at Real Options today.