At AVA Care, we understand the difficulty of facing an unintended pregnancy. We believe that information empowers. We strive to provide you with objective pregnancy and sexual health education so you can make a completely confident decision, if you have a positive test. Below are some questions to consider prior to having an abortion:
First, you need to confirm that you are actually pregnant. This can only be done through a pregnancy test and obstetric ultrasound exam. We provide laboratory quality urine pregnancy testing and confirm your pregnancy through a limited obstetric ultrasound exam conducted and reviewed by licensed medical staff – free of charge.
If your pregnancy is not in your uterus, it could be a life-threatening ectopic pregnancy. An obstetrical ultrasound may confirm the location of a pregnancy.
According to Virginia State Law, an ultrasound must be performed on the patient undergoing an abortion prior to the procedure for the purpose of determining gestational age (how far along you are). The gestational age of your pregnancy determines the type of abortion procedure performed. While we do provide free pregnancy testing and limited ultrasound services, we do not perform or refer for abortions.
- Have I researched all my options?
- Do I know the different types of abortion procedures?
- Do I understand the risks involved with these procedures?
- Do I have someone I can trust to discuss my options?
We are here to confirm your pregnancy, advocate for you, validate your concerns, and provide answers to your questions. We are here for you – no matter what you decide. Schedule your appointment today.