Deciding what to do about your pregnancy is one of the most important decisions you will ever make in your life. No matter what you decide, your life will never be the same. Making sure you have accurate information on all your options before you make a final decision is smart.
Before you make your final decision, you need to know the following:
Verify you are actually pregnant. We can help you verify this with a medical-grade pregnancy test that is 99% accurate when administered properly. All our volunteers and medical staff have been trained to do this.
Receive an ultrasound. A limited obstetric ultrasound will confirm your pregnancy and provide specific information about your situation, such as if your pregnancy is in the uterus and how far along you are.
Suction aspiration is an abortion method used before a pregnancy reaches 14 weeks gestation (since your last menstrual period.)
The cervix is sometimes softened using laminaria or vaginal medication the night before the procedure.
On the day of the procedure, a local anesthetic is injected into the cervix.
The abortionist then stretches the cervix open using metal dilating rods, gradually increasing the size.
Once the opening is large enough, a plastic tube is inserted into the uterus through the cervix & connected to an electric or manual vacuum device. The suction device is then turned on and pulls the fetus's body apart and out into a suction container.
A curette may also be used to scrape any remaining fetal parts out of the uterus
The removed fetal tissue is then examined to verify all contents of the uterus are there.
Serious physical complications are infrequent.
There may be excessive bleeding, infection, and/or all the contents of the uterus may not have been removed. (an incomplete abortion)
An allergic reaction to medications may occur.
Organ damage may occur as the uterine wall is very thin and can be easily perforated with the instruments being used.