Abortion is a life-altering decision, and you should educate yourself on all the risks and side effects before deciding if it is the right choice for you. At My Life Clinic, we believe it is important for you to know about all of your options, including abortion.
We are dedicated to providing you with accurate and up-to-date information about abortion and discussing it with you without judgement.
Abortion is a medical or surgical procedure that terminates pregnancy. There are two different kinds of abortions and they are available to you depending on how far along your pregnancy is.
Each procedure has its own risks and side effects and you should discuss these risks and side effects with a medical professional before deciding to have an abortion.
The RU-486 pill, also known as the abortion pill, is a medication or series of medications taken to terminate a pregnancy. These medications can be taken in a clinic or at home depending on your abortion provider. Usually, the first pill is taken in a clinic. This pill terminates the pregnancy. The second pill is then taken at home and it causes your uterus to contract to shed the pregnancy through the vaginal canal.
You may experience heavy bleeding, cramping, and nausea during this procedure.
A surgical abortion is an in-clinic procedure in which forceps and suction are used to manually remove the pregnancy from your uterus. Your abortion provider will first dilate your cervix and then use the tools to remove the pregnancy. Depending on your provider, local or general anesthetic may be available.
Abortion is a medical procedure and comes with risks like any other elective procedure. If you experience excessive bleeding, blood clots for more than two hours, fever, nausea or diarrhea that last for more than 24 hours, foul-smelling discharge or extreme depression, contact your doctor immediately.
If you are considering abortion for your unplanned pregnancy and want to know more, My Life Clinic is here for you. Make your appointment today to talk with one of our staff members.
While we provide information on abortion procedures, My Life Clinic does not perform or refer for abortions.