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3 Things Needed Before Abortion



If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and aren’t sure what to do, you should not feel like you have to make this decision alone.


There is plenty of information that you can find online but first read three simple steps below about what immediate steps you should take. You’ll learn what options are available locally so you know what you need in order to make the most informed decision.


Pregnancy Test


Many women rely on common pregnancy symptoms like a missed period, tender or swollen breasts, increased urination, nausea, etc. However, those can all be signs of other changes in your body as a result of stress or other factors. The only way to know for sure is to take a pregnancy test.

Here at Alpha Omega Center, we use medical-grade urine pregnancy tests in order to provide you with testing that is 99% accurate.


Ultrasound


After a positive pregnancy test, an ultrasound is important to give you the status of your pregnancy.


Ultrasounds are informative regarding the health of the pregnancy and for detecting whether or not it is ectopic, meaning located outside of the uterus.


Although rare, ectopic pregnancies are dangerous, potentially life-threatening, and require immediate medical attention.


An ultrasound poses no risks and can give you lots of information about fetal health and your various pregnancy options so you can make an informed decision.


Free STI Testing


If you’re sexually active, it’s possible you have a sexually transmitted disease (STD and STI). STIs are highly contagious and are passed from person to person through oral, anal, or vaginal sex.


Any abortion procedure (medical or surgical) increases the risk of bacteria from outside a woman’s body or from the vagina being carried into her cervix.


STD testing and treatment are particularly important before an abortion because the most common STDs are asymptomatic. For example, one study reported that the majority of people who have chlamydia are unaware.




Schedule an Appointment

Don’t let your health remain at risk. If you’re pregnant and considering abortion, schedule your free consultation today and receive a pregnancy test, ultrasound, and STD testing and treatment to protect your future reproductive health.