If you are considering having an abortion, our staff is here to provide you with the information you need before you make a decision. You are probably wondering how far along you are in your pregnancy, or what might be involved if you decide to get an abortion. Our medical staff has the answers to your questions.
Questions to ask when considering abortion:
Before deciding on whether you will have an abortion, it’s important to learn about the different procedures and find out which procedures would be available to you. There are two primary types of abortion – medical and surgical.
A medical abortion is a two-pill procedure and is often referred to as “the abortion pill.” The combination of these two pills stops the growth of the pregnancy and expels the tissue from the body over a period of time. A medical abortion is only offered until around 9 to 10 weeks of pregnancy. After that, only a surgical abortion is available.
A surgical abortion is used to terminate a pregnancy is the first or second trimester. A surgical abortion is performed in a medical facility and surgical tools are used extract the fetus from the uterus once the cervix is dilated. The type of instruments used will be dependent on fetal development.
Please do not attempt to perform an at-home abortion. It is extremely dangerous and could cause serious health complications.
Before you can schedule an abortion procedure, there are a few steps you need to take. The first and most obvious step is to confirm that you are actually pregnant. This can be done through a lab-quality pregnancy test and ultrasound exam at ABC Women’s Center. Once you receive positive pregnancy test results, an ultrasound will tell you how far along you are and determine whether you have a viable pregnancy.
After confirming your pregnancy, ABC Women’s Center can provide you with a free options consultation. In this consultation, we will discuss all your options and abortion laws in Connecticut to ensure you are making an informed decision regarding your next steps, because we know that a knowledgeable decision is an empowered decision!
*This information is intended for educational purposes. While ABC Women’s Center provides pregnancy confirmation services, it does not perform or refer for abortions.