Abortion Safety Checklist
If you are considering abortion for your unexpected pregnancy, there are several steps you should take to remain as safe as possible throughout the process. We’ve put together this abortion safety checklist to help you through each of the necessary steps:
1. Confirm Your Pregnancy
Did you know that, while a pregnancy test is the first step to finding out whether you’re pregnant, it is not a medical confirmation of pregnancy? Following a positive pregnancy test result at our clinic, you’ll need to return for a free ultrasound. An ultrasound will provide you with information like whether your pregnancy is viable and how far along, which is necessary if you are considering abortion.
2. Get Tested for STDs
Anyone who is sexually active is at risk for contracting a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD). If you have an abortion while also having an untreated STD, it puts you at heightened risk for contracting Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, which can affect your long-term reproductive health. At Pregnancy Options Miami, we can offer you a referral for no or low-cost STD testing and treatment following pregnancy confirmation services.
3. Schedule an Abortion Consultation
While there is a lot of abortion information available online, coming in for an abortion consultation ensures you are receiving the most accurate and up-to-date information available about abortion procedures, risks, costs and more. This free of charge, confidential, and judgment-free service is available to anyone considering abortion so that you can get the information you need to make your decision.
4. Consider Each Alternative
An invaluable step to making the best decision possible is taking the time to truly consider each option. This way, you can be confident that the decision you make has been thoroughly thought out and really is the best one for you.
5. Remember it’s Okay to Change Your Mind
Abortion, like any of the options, is a difficult one to make. Whether you’ve scheduled an appointment or are sitting in the waiting room at an abortion clinic, every step of the way, the decision is legally yours, and it is okay to change your mind.
Pregnancy Options Miami offers a number of resources to women who are considering abortion, from pregnancy confirmation services to abortion consultations. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for the services you need.