Abortion is a big decision to make. Whether you are considering abortion for your pregnancy or perhaps just wanting to learn a little more, information empowers. Knowing about the types of procedures, the possible risks and long-term impact, as well as the cost are all important aspects to consider for this pregnancy option.
Contrary to adoption, abortion is a procedure that is not free and can range over several hundred dollars. Costs vary based on where you live, how many weeks into the pregnancy you are, the medication needed, and even the procedure type.
There are two types of procedures, medical or surgical. Medical abortion is a non-surgical abortion in which medication is used to bring about abortion. An oral preparation for medical abortion is commonly referred to as an “abortion pill”. Surgical abortion is a procedure that removes the fetus and placenta from the uterus. Aspiration Suction and Dilation and Evacuation are common surgical procedures used, depending on the age of the pregnancy.
With each procedure type, medical or surgical, there are certain risks that are associated. Be sure you understand all the risks prior to making a decision. Here is a health and safety checklist we recommend as you consider your options.
Immediately after an abortion, it is common to feel relief. However, some women have experienced difficulty dealing with the loss of the child later in life. Each woman’s experience will vary. It is important that you take care of yourself, and make an informed decision. We often come to regret decisions that are made quickly without thought, so make sure that you have taken into consideration all factors and feel confident in your choice.
You are not alone in your decision-making process. We have licensed nurses and client advocates available at AVA Care who would love to talk with you during this tough time, or answer any additional questions that you may have. We are the experts on unintended pregnancy. Make AVA Care your first consideration/stop in your pregnancy decision.
AVA Care is here to Advocate for you, Validate your concerns and provide Answers to your questions. We are here for you – no matter what you decide. Schedule an appointment online or call 540.434.7528 today.
Dr. Teresa Klansek
The content on this page has been reviewed and approved by our Medical Director Dr. Teresa Klansek.