You’re period is late and you’re pretty sure you’re pregnant, but now is not the time to have a baby. So you 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?
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 for sure how far along you are is necessary to determine what abortion procedures you are eligible for. A pregnancy calculator 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 has its own natural mechanism for taking care of a nonviable pregnancy, avoiding an unnecessary and costly procedure.
Gateway 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.
Gateway can help you answer all these questions. Call 919.833.0096 and schedule a free, confidential appointment today.