It is always a good idea to consulgt with a medical professional. During consultation, normally, you’ll be asked questions regarding your medical history, whether you have any diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, bleeding disorders or conditions that may affect your reproductive organs, etc. If for instance, you have some medical issues, typically, these have to be addressed first before abortion is performed.
There’s also the abortion counseling part which basically is focused on the decision-making. This will involve among other things, choosing which abortion option is right for you, whether it’s medical or surgical, and the risks involved in both options. You won’t be alone. You may also choose to involve your partner, any other family members or anyone you want to be there to help you make a decision or simply for support. You won’t be pressured to make a decision right away. Rather, you are given enough time to carefully consider your options.
Medical or Surgical Abortion
Essentially, you’ve got two choices-medical and surgical abortion. They differ in how they are performed. With medical abortion, commonly, two types of prescribed drugs are used to stop the pregnancy. It is ideal for pregnancies in the early stages. What is great about it is that for the most part, the woman can be in the comforts of her own home. Usual side effects include nausea, cramps and bleeding. Both the cramps and bleeding can be on and off for the next couple of days or weeks. After which, you are required to visit your healthcare provider to see if the abortion process has been successful.
On the other hand, surgical abortion is commonly best for late term abortions. Not all health facilities offer this service which is why some women may even need to travel to other places to have this procedure. Commonly, surgical abortion costs more than abortion pill especially when performed in a hospital setting. But its greatest benefit is that it can be carried out in a matter of minutes unlike medical abortion, given that it’s a process, takes longer.
As a final point, abortion is a big decision that shouldn’t be taken lightly. And just like any major decisions in life, it has all the probabilities of changing your life forever. For this reason, make sure that it is the best option for you and if it is, make sure that you are going to get a safe and effective treatment.
Dealing with an unplanned pregnancy and feeling lost and scared? Visit Mid Cities Pregnancy Center today to help you explore your options.