Once the idea, “I’m pregnant” enters your mind, you may initially think you need to get an abortion. Abortion is a permanent decision. Pause, take a breath, and get the answers you need to make an informed choice. Before scheduling an appointment at the abortion clinic, there are three important questions to consider.
Are you actually pregnant?
There are numerous reasons why women miss a period and pregnancy is not always the cause. You will want to find out for sure so you’re not just guessing. Gateway can offer a free lab-quality pregnancy test to confirm your pregnancy with free and confidential pregnancy options counsel as well.
How far along are you?
Knowing how far along you are is necessary to determine what abortion procedures fit your situation. A pregnancy calendar can estimate your due date but is not 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 may naturally terminate pregnancy when it is non-viable preventing you from actually needing costly abortion services.
Gateway Women’s Care offers free, limited ultrasound to qualified clients to determine viability, gestational age, and if there is a heartbeat. Answering these questions will affect your abortion decision.
We can help you answer all these questions. Call Raleigh 919.833.0096 and Durham 919.251.9444 to schedule a free, confidential appointment today.