Whether you are considering abortion, or another option, there are always three steps to take for the best decision-making process. Three things that you need before making your pregnancy decision include:
1. Confirm Your Pregnancy Test Results
Did you take a few home pregnancy tests and get positive results? You may be wondering if you can trust the results.
While home pregnancy tests are normally accurate, we suggest getting lab-quality pregnancy testing at your local pregnancy clinic to be sure of the results.
You could have gotten false positive results if taken at the wrong time or accidentally skipping a step. When your emotions are high, thinking clearly can be a challenge.
2. Get Answers with an Ultrasound
An ultrasound has the power to answer some of your most pressing pregnancy questions! Don’t skip this step as it clarifies three important details of your pregnancy that determine what options you will have, including:
- The viability of your pregnancy (if it’s growing & healthy)
- The location of your pregnancy (if it’s located within your uterus)
- The gestational age of your pregnancy (how far along you are)
Some women experience ectopic pregnancy, where the pregnancy grows outside of the uterus, and can be dangerous to your health if not alerted right away. Another common complication is a miscarriage.
Both of these pregnancy complications are in need of medical attention and will need unique medical treatment, making a woman ineligible for abortion.
3. Be Informed About All Options
Gain insight on all three of your pregnancy options to determine your next steps. There is more than one type of abortion procedure. We can help inform you about each one, along with the potential risks.
Talk in a safe and non-judgmental environment at Hope House Women’s Clinic today. We offer pregnancy confirmation services and support at no cost to you. Schedule an appointment to confirm your pregnancy and possible talk further about your pregnancy options.