If a baby is not in your plans right now, abortion may seem like the best way out. Abortion is an elective medical procedure, so it is imperative that you receive accurate and up-to-date information. Many women find it empowering to understand all their options before making a final decision.
You will receive trustworthy and accurate health information on abortion at Pregnancy Resource Center of Flint. No medical or surgical procedure should be taken lightly. It’s important that you have a full understanding of what is involved and what potential complications could arise. We will provide you will all the details that you need to know and will answer any questions that you may have. You have a right to get accurate information from a resource that will not profit from choices that you make.
As a pregnant woman, it is your right to have a full understanding of the abortion process.
There are two types of abortions: chemical abortion and surgical abortion.
Chemical abortions use medications to end a pregnancy in its early stages. This method doesn’t require anesthesia or surgery. A surgical abortion may be needed if the medications are ineffective.
Surgical abortion is the removal of the fetus and placenta from the uterus through a surgical procedure. The exact method used can vary depending on how many weeks you have been pregnant. Anesthesia may or may not be used depending on the cost and what the patient is able to pay.
As with all medical procedures, there are potential risks. Some of the risks include but not limited to heavy bleeding, incomplete abortion, infection, tearing of the cervix, scarring of the uterine lining, perforation of the uterus, damage to internal organs and in rare instances, death.
Strong emotional reactions can also follow an abortion. Even if you are confident in your initial decision, you may experience guilt, anger, depression, suicidal thoughts, sexual dysfunction and relationship problems. These reactions have also been found to lead to substance abuse. For some women, the emotional effects of abortion can last years or decades.