Abortion

abortion information

Abortion

Abortion procedures and estimated costs are determined by how far along you are in your pregnancy and the type of procedure, which can range from $500 to $5,000. Before considering an abortion, there are a few steps that need to be taken.

Confirm Your Pregnancy

If you think you might be pregnant and are considering an abortion, the first step is to confirm that you are actually pregnant. We offer free pregnancy tests and limited ultrasounds to confirm your pregnancy. After a pregnancy is confirmed, we can discuss your options and give you the facts you need to make an informed decision.

Get An Ultrasound

The only way to accurately pinpoint how far along you are in your pregnancy is through a limited ultrasound.  Based on the results of your limited ultrasound, procedure options and costs will be explained to you fully. If your ultrasound shows the possibility of a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy, this does not mean you need to have an abortion. Although these situations might require medical attention, an abortion will not be needed.

Discuss Abortion Procedures

There are several forms of abortion, which range in price and risk level. Before deciding on an abortion, it’s important to review the different types of procedures, and just like any other medical procedure, assess the risks of each one.

Plan B

Plan B, or the “morning after pill,” is a high-dosage birth control pill that women can take 72 hours after intercourse. It is effective in ending a pregnancy by preventing an egg from being released, interfering with a woman’s menstrual cycle, or preventing the egg from implanting in the uterus. Some side effects include nausea, dizziness, abdominal pain, headaches, and vomiting.

RU 486

RU 486 is a series of two pills that are used for an early medical abortion. The first pill will cut off the blood flow to the embryo and the second will induce labor. The second pill will cause severe cramps, bleeding, nausea and vomiting. It is possible that after these two pills, women will still need a surgical abortion to effectively complete the procedure.

Surgical Abortion

The most common surgical abortion procedure is the Manual or Vacuum Aspiration procedure. This procedure is performed during the first trimester, which is 5 to 12 weeks, and involves using either a syringe or vacuum to suck the pregnancy from the uterine wall. Most common symptoms during the procedure include cramping, nausea, sweating and faintness.

The Dilation and Evacuation procedure can be performed in the second trimester, which is the second 12 weeks of pregnancy. It combines vacuum aspiration, dilation and curettage, and forceps. For this procedure, you are given a sedative and an injection in your cervical area, while forceps are used to removed larger sections of the pregnancy. A curette is then used to scrape the lining of the uterus, while suctioning any remnants out of the cavity.

When you come to ThriVe Orlando for a free pregnancy test, our medical professionals will provide you with information about all the options available to you.  All of your questions will be answered with professional accuracy.

Call us now at (407) 208-9058 or e-mail us at info@thriveorlando.org.