The type of abortion you can get mostly depends on how many weeks you have been pregnant (gestational age).
Abortion Pill – Up to 9 Weeks
If you are 9 weeks pregnant or less, you might be considering the abortion pill.
The abortion pill is medicine that ends a pregnancy. It’s part of a procedure called a medical abortion.
Essentially, a medical abortion is a series of drugs that cause the termination of a pregnancy. Anesthesia isn’t used.
The abortion pill requires several doctor visits. You can’t get the abortion pill over the counter. It has to be prescribed by a doctor.
The doctor will verify you are pregnant, find out how many weeks you have been pregnant, and discuss your health. The abortion pill can usually be taken up to 9 weeks into a pregnancy.
Talking with us is always confidential. Call our clinic to talk with a licensed medical professional for free about the abortion pill.
Surgical Abortion – Up to 12 Weeks
If you’re more than 10 weeks pregnant, surgical abortion is a type of abortion that could be available to you. Medical abortion probably wouldn’t be used.
Surgical abortion means ending a pregnancy with a procedure that’s like surgery. It requires invasive procedures and medical tools used by a doctor to end the pregnancy.
A type of surgical abortion that’s usually available up to 12 weeks is called dilation and curettage with vacuum aspiration. It’s sometimes shortened to D&C.
D&C is a surgical procedure that requires a doctor and anesthesia.
To learn more about D&C and abortion cost, give us a call. Our licensed medical professionals are here to answer your questions.
Call us today to get more information from a licensed medical professional about abortion procedures.
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