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Pregnancy can come with lots of emotions, and you could feel a bit out of control right now. You probably have lots of questions and concerns. You are not alone in this journey.

If considering abortion, there are serious health risks to consider for both types. Abortion can affect you physically, with potential short-term and long-term effects on your health.

Medical Abortion

Medical abortion, also known as the abortion pill, takes place in the first trimester of pregnancy and involves two different drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol.

The FDA only recommends this abortion procedure through the first ten weeks of a woman’s pregnancy.

The Mayo Clinic shares some of the most common physical risks of medical abortion, including:

  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Incomplete abortion
  • An ongoing pregnancy (if the procedure doesn’t work)

It’s essential to get medical help if you have heavy bleeding or if you’re experiencing a fever for more than 24 hours.

Surgical Abortion

Surgical abortion is a medical procedure involving surgical instruments and suction to end and remove an existing pregnancy. This type of abortion is more invasive than a medical abortion. Abortion providers use various forms of anesthesia for a surgical procedure.

A surgical abortion procedure comes with serious physical risks, including:

  • Infection
  • Damage to the cervix
  • Scar tissue on the uterine wall
  • Perforation of the uterus

Confirm Your Pregnancy Today

When considering your pregnancy options, you should know how far along you are and confirm you have a viable pregnancy. We can help you begin with free pregnancy testing and offer information on your other options.

We are ready to meet with you and offer free and confidential support on this journey. Our caring team at Life Center is here to listen to your unique situation. Schedule an appointment today.

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