Abortion is a serious medical procedure that, like any medical intervention, comes with its own set of risks. It’s crucial to fully understand the procedure and be aware of these risks before deciding to undergo one.

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Medical Abortion

A medical abortion, also known as “the abortion pill,” is one of the two types of abortion procedures performed at home and early on in a pregnancy.

Medical abortion involves the use of the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol to terminate a pregnancy.

After using these powerful drugs, you will experience abdominal cramping and vaginal bleeding. Other possible side effects include nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, headache, and diarrhea.

The risks include infection, digestive discomfort, heavy or prolonged bleeding, an ongoing pregnancy, or an incomplete abortion that may require a surgical abortion.

Surgical Abortion

Surgical abortion uses a combination of drugs, surgical instruments, or suction to expel the pregnancy and its related tissue from the uterus. Surgical abortions are usually performed later in pregnancy and in a hospital or clinic setting.

You will likely have to wait a few hours after having a surgical abortion to monitor for excessive bleeding or complications that can arise from the procedure.

The risks can be more severe and include infection, uterine perforation, cervical damage, and scar tissue formation on the uterine wall.

These risks can lead to Ashermann’s syndrome, which can cause unusual, absent, or painful menstrual cycles, future miscarriages, and infertility. It can often be treated with surgery.

Protect Your Health

First Look Pregnancy Center is here to help you get fully informed about abortion and your options for moving forward with your pregnancy.

We also offer free pregnancy services you can take advantage of to protect your health.

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