Maybe you, like some of our clients, are thinking that abortion is your only option. Whether you have pressure from your support network, or this pregnancy was a product of bad decisions, or maybe you just can’t make it work financially, and you just want to get an abortion.

Before you make an appointment at the abortion clinic, there are three important questions to answer.


Are you actually pregnant? 

Gateway can offer a free lab-quality pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy with free and unlimited confidential pregnancy options counsel with one of our nurses.


How far along are you? 

Knowing for sure how far along you are in your pregnancy is necessary to determine what abortion procedures you are eligible for.  A pregnancy calculator can estimate your due date but isn’t always accurate. Ultrasound will give the most accurate gestational age.


Is your pregnancy viable? 

Approximately 20% of verified pregnancies will end in miscarriage during the first trimester. Before an abortion, knowing whether your pregnancy is even likely to be carried to term (viable) is vital. Your body has its own natural mechanism for taking care of a nonviable pregnancy, allowing you to avoid an unnecessary and costly procedure.

Gateway can offer limited ultrasound to qualified clients to determine viability, gestational age, and if there is a heartbeat. Answering these questions will affect your abortion plans.


Gateway Women’s Care can help you answer these questions.  Call 919.833.0096 today and schedule your appointment in Raleigh, Durham, or Chapel Hill.