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Abortion Types

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The Abortion Pill

Considering The Abortion Pill?

Are you considering a medical abortion? Before taking, the abortion pill, you should understand what it is, how it works, and what it could mean to your health. Read on and make an appointment. Our Care Staff will be happy to discuss with you the different abortion procedures—both medical and surgical – confirm your pregnancy and advise you on your options based on how far along you are in your pregnancy.

What Is A Medical Abortion?

A medical abortion is one that is brought about by taking medications—usually pills—that will end a pregnancy. The alternative is surgical abortion. The drugs used for a medical abortion are not the same as the Morning-After Pill.

When Is Medical Abortion Used?

Before any abortion can be done, you must confirm that you are pregnant and determine how long you have been pregnant. A medical abortion is an option up to nine weeks after the start of your last menstrual period. Make an appointment to receive a free pregnancy test. You may also qualify for a complimentary ultrasound to determine how many weeks you have been pregnant.

Your Questions Answered

Our Care Staff will answer the following questions as they relate to your situation:
  • Is my pregnancy at a stage when I would still be able to seek a medical abortion?
  • How long does it take for a medical abortion to work?
  • What can I expect to happen physically after I take the medication to start a medical abortion?
  • What are the most common side effects of a medical abortion? Are there any serious complications that I should be aware of?
  • What is the success rate for medical abortions?

Surgical Abortion

Understanding Surgical Abortion

Are you considering a surgical abortion? As with a medical abortion, before you make an appointment for a surgical abortion, we recommend that you make an appointment with our Care Staff to confirm your pregnancy and advise you on your options based on how far along you are in your pregnancy. You may also qualify for an ultrasound to confirm that your pregnancy is viable and non-ectopic and to accurately date your pregnancy.

What Is A Surgical Abortion?

As with a medical abortion, a surgical abortion will end your pregnancy. As the name implies, it is a surgical procedure which ends a pregnancy by emptying the uterus (or womb) with special instruments.

When Is Surgical Abortion Used?

Before any abortion can be done, you must confirm that you are pregnant and determine how long you have been pregnant. There are different types of surgical abortion procedures—and different methods (depending on how far along you are) require different types of clinical facilities. A surgical abortion may still be an option if you are too far along for a medical abortion. Or, after understanding how each type of abortion procedure works, you may simply choose a surgical abortion. Make an appointment to receive a free pregnancy test and information about abortion procedures. You may also qualify for a free ultrasound to determine how many weeks you have been pregnant.

Your Questions Answered

Our Care Staff will be able to answer the following questions as they relate to you:
  • What type of surgical abortion procedures would be open to me based on how far along I am in my pregnancy?
  • What is the difference between vacuum/suction aspiration, dilation & curettage (D&C), and dilation & evacuation (D&E)?
  • How can I expect to feel during and following a surgical abortion?
  • What are the most common side effects of the different surgical abortion procedures? Are there any serious complications that I should be aware of?

Morning After Pill

What Is The Morning-After Pill?

If you’ve recently had unprotected sex, you may be concerned about an unplanned pregnancy. Before taking the morning-after pill, be sure to understand what it is, how it could affect your health and how it works. Make an appointment with Care Net Pregnancy Center. Our Care Staff will be happy to discuss the morning-after pill with you and advise you on your options based on your situation.

Be Informed

The Morning-After Pill, sold over the counter as Plan B One-Step®, Option 2®, and My Way®, is intended to be taken within 72 hours after unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. The morning-after pill is NOT the same as the abortion pill.

How Does It Work?

If you’d like more information about how the morning-after pill works, how you will feel after taking it, and what risks are associated with it, the Care Staff at Care Net Pregnancy Center is available to answer your questions.

Other Questions?

Our Care Staff can answer your questions and help you decide what to do next. Make an appointment now to discuss these and other questions that you may have.

What If I Am Pregnant?

The morning-after pill cannot be used more than 72 hours after unprotected sex. It is not the same medication that is in the abortion pill. If you suspect that you are pregnant, why not make an appointment for a medical-quality pregnancy test, so you can be sure before taking the Morning-After Pill.

Not ready to make an appointment? Do you still have questions and want to be contacted?

Make An Appointment

If you’re concerned about being pregnant and don’t know what to do next, make an appointment to discuss your options. Answering your questions and giving you the facts is why we’re here. Visit our center for a free pregnancy test and abortion education. All of our services are free and confidential.

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