Pre-Abortion Assessment

When considering an abortion, your health and safety is important to us. We are here to help you sort through all of your questions and concerns. You can make your own, informed decision.

Pre-Abortion Assessment:

  • Clinical Pregnancy Testing and Verification
  • Limited OB Ultrasound
  • Gestational Age Determination
  • Complete Pregnancy and Abortion Options Consultation
  • Pre- and Post-Abortion Patient Education

Here are 3 important pieces of information you need to have before making a decision about an abortion or the abortion pill.

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ARE YOU PREGNANT

This is always the first question to ask. At your appointment, you will meet with a nurse who will provide a pregnancy test to determine if you are pregnant or not. Based on your results and situation, a free ultrasound to confirm a viable pregnancy and estimate how far along you are may be scheduled. Our center is here to help you confirm your pregnancy on a more personal basis, one-on-one, and to look at your particular situation and health factors. Medical services are provided by licensed medical personnel.

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KNOW YOUR OPTIONS & RISKS

It is essential to take the time to do some research before you make your final decision. There are risks, just as there are with any other medical procedure. Gaining knowledge will empower you to make your own informed choice. 

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EMOTIONAL RISKS INVOLVED

An abortion is a medical procedure that cannot be undone. There are different abortion procedures depending on how far along you are in this pregnancy. Each procedure has medical, psychological and emotional risks. We can provide information regarding abortion procedures and risks. For women who need emotional support after an abortion, we have trained personnel who can help.

THE EMOTIONAL SIDE OF ABORTION

Women report a range of emotions after an abortion. This can include:

  • Depression
  • Thoughts of Suicide
  • Feelings of Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Lowered Self-Esteem
  • Regret
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Avoidance of Emotional Attachment
  • Flashbacks
  • Substance Abuse

For some women, these emotions may appear immediately after an abortion or gradually over a longer period of time.

Counseling or support before you make a decision to have an abortion is very important. If family help and support are not available to you, talking with a spiritual or professional counselor before having an abortion can help you better understand your decision. At Hope Pregnancy Center, our advocates and chaplain are available to listen and talk with you.

Remember, it is a woman’s right to be fully informed by her doctor prior to any procedure. A woman should be encouraged to ask questions.

Our Center offers peer counseling and accurate information about all pregnancy options. This center does not offer abortion services or abortion referrals.

This information is intended for general educational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical advice.

If you’re not thinking about abortion, we would love to walk with you through pregnancy and parenting as well. See your options.

 

“Knowledge is power.”

Free & Confidential Pregnancy & STI Services

We do not perform nor refer for abortions.