​If you’ve recently found out you’re pregnant or think you might be, you’re probably looking online for information about all your options, including abortion, and trying to decide what the best choice is for you. Before you make a decision, it’s important to take time to think through some questions to guide you and ensure you’re fully informed and prepared. Here are three key points to think about before proceeding:

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First Question: Do I Have a Viable Pregnancy?

Before making any decisions, it’s crucial to confirm whether you have a viable pregnancy. This involves verifying that there is a heartbeat and ensuring the pregnancy is not ectopic (located outside the uterus). Both factors are determined through an ultrasound. Without confirming a viable pregnancy, there is no need to consider an abortion. It’s also important to confirm pregnancy as taking abortion pills whilst not being pregnant is an unnecessary risk and potentially harmful to your body. An assessment can provide the clarity you need to make an informed choice.

Second Question: Do I Understand the Timing and Risks of Abortion?

It’s important to understand the risks and considerations of abortion, which can vary depending on how far along the pregnancy is. For instance, the risks of taking the abortion pill increase as the pregnancy progresses. We can help you determine the gestational age through an ultrasound, providing critical information for making an informed decision. Knowing how far along you are will help you understand the available options and their implications.

Third Question: What Are the Risks Specific to My Situation?

Abortion carries various risks, which can differ based on individual circumstances. It’s essential to talk to a healthcare professional about your specific situation to get accurate information. Additionally, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) can create complications for certain abortion procedures. At Grace Place, we offer limited STI testing and have nurses available to assist you in understanding the risks and taking necessary precautions.

Schedule an Information Consultation

Making an informed decision requires considering these critical factors. At Grace Place, we understand the complexities and emotions involved in this decision-making process. Our experienced staff is here to provide the support, information, and resources you need. Schedule an appointment with us to discuss your situation in a compassionate, non-judgmental environment. We are here to help you navigate this challenging time with care and understanding.

We hope this information was helpful to you. We look forward to seeing you in our office.
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