If you are worried that you might be pregnant . . .
There are a few things you need to know before making a decision about your next step.
Sometimes home tests can be difficult to read, or you can be unsure of the result. We offer a medical-grade pregnancy test, administered by a registered nurse.
Different options are available – or not – at different stages of your pregnancy. You need a sonogram to determine if your pregnancy is even viable (meaning that it is progressing in a normal manner) and how far along you are
Everyone who is sexually active should have STD testing done. Your health is of utmost importance, and if there is any chance that you have an STD, treatment needs to start immediately for your best health.
Some things you need to know.
There are different options available for an abortion procedure, and they mostly depend on how far along you are in your pregnancy. The abortion pill (also known as “Chemical Abortion,” “Medical Abortion” or RU486) can be prescribed by a doctor if you are less than 10 weeks pregnant.
Abortion, as with any medical procedure, carries the risk of serious side effects. In order for you to make the best possible decision for yourself, you need to be fully aware of these risks and side effects.
Every woman’s body is different, and some find that they experience few side effects, while others report multiple and severe effects. Additionally, some side effects are immediate (most of the physical effects fall into that category), while some take weeks or years to present (namely, psychological and emotional side effects).
May be experienced for up to two weeks post-abortion
Future childbearing: complications associated with abortion may make it difficult or impossible to become pregnant in the future.
Some women encounter a variety of psychological effects after an abortion. These can range from irritability and difficulty sleeping to depression and even post-traumatic stress disorder.all
So, what does an abortion cost? There is a financial cost of an abortion to be sure, but there are also physical and emotional costs to consider.
Financially, abortion costs vary depending on how far along the pregnancy is and what type of procedure is performed. They can range from several hundreds to thousands of dollars. Despite how it may appear, abortion’s are not provided free of charge to you.
Secondly, there is the physical cost to consider. It can be difficult to understand the physical toll of an abortion on a woman’s body, but there are some important things to consider. Hemorrhage, cramping, infection, hormonal imbalance, infertility, and death are just some of the potential consequences. These physical effects can be intense and some of them can impact your health and fertility permanently.
The hidden cost of an abortion, the emotional cost, is the one that few women consider because it’s a taboo subject in our culture. Abortion is supposed to bring relief to a woman’s situation, so when she has post-abortion feelings of anxiety, depression, guilt, regret, shame, or thoughts of suicide instead, these feelings have added impact because they come as a surprise to her. These emotions can manifest soon after the abortion or surface years later. Since she was the one who made the choice to have an abortion, the post-abortive woman may feel like she has no right to these intense feelings. Emotional healing is possible after abortion, but many women say they would have made a different choice if they had known the devastation abortion would cause in their lives.
Even though this abortion procedure is done by pill, it still requires the oversight of a doctor. Just like with any other prescription medication, there can be risks and side effects to taking this pill. Some of them can even be severe. You absolutely need a doctor to administer, give instructions and continue to monitor you after the pill is taken.
The abortion pill is actually a series of two medications. The first dosage is taken while you are still at the doctor’s office or clinic. The second is typically taken at home 24-48 hours after the first dose. The initial medication is called Mifepristone, which will blocks progesterone action in your body. This is the hormone that sustains a pregnancy. The second medication is called Misoprostol, which will cause your body to begin contractions that will expel the fetus.
The FDA has regulations surrounding the abortion pill that are there to protect you and keep you healthy. They warn against purchasing the abortion pill online. These online providers often ignore the regulations and safeguards that are set up to protect you by the FDA. You have no way of knowing if the chemicals in these online pills are verified, or what possible side effects and risks you could experience by taking them. All too often, these pills will come from overseas and are not required to meet the FDA guidelines that are there to ensure your health and safety.
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About Advice & Aid Pregnancy Center in Overland Park
Advice & Aid Pregnancy Centers helps women and their families make an educated decision about an unplanned pregnancy. We do this by providing evidence-based, medical information about parenting, adoption and abortion. In many cases, an unplanned pregnancy is a very stressful situation.
Our staff provides a safe, confidential and caring environment. We can help reduce the fear and worry you are experiencing through calm, non-judgmental conversation. Together we can eliminate any shame or embarrassment.
Where there are concerns about relationships, housing, finances or general health issues, our staff has knowledge of many resources and organizations that can help.
That’s what our name means. We give the advice and information to women and their families so they can make an educated decision. And we provide aid in many ways, from material items and care to a listening ear in a safe and comfortable environment
Face your future feeling equipped, empowered & hopeful.