Are You Considering Abortion?
Elective abortion is the termination of a viable pregnancy. There are two types of abortion procedures:
- A Medical procedure that uses drugs to detach and expel the embryo or fetus.
- A Surgical procedure that uses surgical techniques to dilate the cervix and remove the embryo or fetus manually.
The Mayo Clinic indicates this can be a challenging decision: “Consider seeking support from your partner, a family member, or a friend as you think about your options. Talk with your health care provider to get answers to your questions, help you weigh alternatives, and consider the impact the procedure may have on your future.”
Make An Informed Choice
To make a healthy and informed decision about a possible pregnancy, confirm your pregnancy at the Women’s Clinic of the Antelope Valley. We are a California-licensed medical clinic under the supervision of a licensed physician with a trained team of nurses. We can help.
Step 1: Confirm your pregnancy with a lab-quality pregnancy test at no cost.
Step 2: Receive a limited OB ultrasound at no cost to confirm your pregnancy’s location, the presence of a heartbeat, and how many weeks you have been pregnant. If, for some reason, you do not medically qualify for a limited OB ultrasound, we will let you know and discuss options.
An ultrasound can identify whether your pregnancy is ending or ended naturally in miscarriage or is ectopic (where the pregnancy grows outside of the uterus). In either case, you will require medical attention and potentially a procedure other than an abortion.
Schedule a pregnancy confirmation appointment today at no cost to you. Receive more information on your options after undergoing pregnancy testing and ultrasound imaging.
What is the Abortion Pill?
Typically taken at a doctor’s office or abortion clinic, mifepristone ends your pregnancy by blocking the natural hormone progesterone. Blocking this hormone prevents the embryo from growing and ultimately ends the pregnancy.
Misoprostol is the second drug, generally taken at home hours or days after mifepristone. This drug causes the uterus to contract through bleeding and cramping to expel the pregnancy through the vagina.
Physical Risks of the Abortion Pill
The Mayo Clinic shares the potential risks of medical abortion, including:
- Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
- An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort
Free Options Education
We are here to talk options. Our caring team offers a safe and non-judgmental space for you to come and learn about your options with no strings attached.
You deserve to know the facts and feel empowered for your journey ahead. Schedule a free appointment today to learn more.
The Women’s Clinic of the Antelope Valley provides professional medical and supportive educational services at no cost if you are facing an unexpected pregnancy and are considering parenting, abortion, or adoption.
Unlike many clinics, we do not benefit financially from your choice. We want to support you in making an informed decision. We do not, however, provide ongoing prenatal care, distribute birth control, provide STI testing, or refer for or provide abortions
Are you struggling emotionally after an abortion? While every woman’s journey after abortion is unique, you could be experiencing regret, relief, shame, anger, denial, numbness, sadness, and anxiety. You are not alone.
Hope and healing is possible. Talk with our safe and compassionate team today to find support and a place to heal. We are here to walk with you during your recovery and offer you the tools to move forward with peace and joy again.
Reach out to us today to learn more.