What are the common signs of pregnancy?
These are the most common side effects of pregnancy:
- Swollen, tender breasts
- Late or missed period
- Nausea & vomiting
- Food cravings or aversions
- Mood swings
Each woman’s experience with pregnancy is different. You may experience any or all of these symptoms, but the only way to know for sure if you’re pregnant is to take a pregnancy test and get an ultrasound.
When should I take a pregnancy test?
It’s best to wait at least one week after your missed period before taking a pregnancy test. We know the wait is hard, but if you take the test too early, you may get an inaccurate result. Your body produces the “pregnancy hormone” hCG during pregnancy, and your hCG levels double every few days during the early stages of pregnancy. Waiting at least a week gives your body time to produce enough measurable hCG.
Do I really need an ultrasound?
If your pregnancy test comes back positive, your next step is to get an ultrasound. No matter what option you’re considering for your pregnancy, an ultrasound will reveal important information about the pregnancy to guide your decision making. During an ultrasound, you’ll learn how far along you are, where your pregnancy is located, and if your pregnancy is viable.
Can I order the abortion pill online?
FDA guidelines prohibit selling or ordering the abortion pill online. That’s because the abortion pill is composed of powerful drugs that, if taken at the wrong time or in the wrong way, can have serious negative impacts on your body. The abortion pill can only be taken during the first 70 days of pregnancy, making the window of time to order and have the medication delivered very small. It’s best to meet with a medical professional who can accurately date your pregnancy with an ultrasound and give you an opportunity to understand all the risks involved with any abortion procedure so you can make an informed decision.
What are the side effects and risks of abortion?
Common side effects and risks after an abortion can include:
- Abdominal pain
- Blood clots
- Incomplete abortion
- Heavy bleeding
- In rare cases, death
It’s important to be informed about all the risks and side effects before you choose an abortion. Contact us today to schedule a free and confidential appointment to learn more.