ABORTION INFORMATION GEORGIA# 1 SOURCE FOR ABORTION INFORMATION IN DUBLIN, GEORGIA
Medication abortion also called the abortion pill, can be taken up to 70 days (10 weeks pregnant). The pill is taken in two doses, one typically at a doctor’s office and the other at home. 1
The FDA strongly cautions people against buying drugs from certain Internet pharmacies and specifically warns people not to buy abortion pills on the Internet.2,3
There are several types of surgical terminations. Suction aspiration, also called suction curettage, or vacuum aspiration abortion, is performed during the first 6 to 14 weeks gestational stage. Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) is another type of procedure typically done in later weeks. Both types have risks and side-effects and greatly vary depending on your gestation and health.4
WHAT TO DO BEFORE ABORTION IN DUBLIN, GEORGIA
1. LEARN MORE ABOUT GEORGIA ABORTION LAWS
If you live in Georgia you’re probably unsure what to do with the new abortion restrictions. Call (478) 275-9500, we can answer your questions.
2. GET A FREE ULTRASOUND IN DUBLIN, GEORGIA
If your pregnancy test is positive, our clinic provides limited obstetric ultrasounds*restrictions apply free of charge and we never ask for your insurance. An ultrasound will help you learn more about your options.
DO AN ULTRASOUND EXAM TO DATE PREGNANCY
Knowing your menstrual cycle dates can help, but having an ultrasound is the most certain way to get exact dates for your pregnancy.5
FIND OUT IF YOUR PREGNANCY IS VIABLE
Among pregnancies that are identified, about 15% end naturally in miscarriage.6 Natural miscarriages are frequently completed without the need for medical intervention. Find out for sure before going through a costly procedure. Get an ultrasound exam.
CAN YOU TAKE THE ABORTION PILL?
Before taking the pill, you will need to know exactly how far along you are and a few other things as well. We can help you learn more about your pregnancy and if the pill is an option for you.
Medical abortion isn’t an option if you:7
- Have an intrauterine device (IUD) currently in place.
- Have a concern that the pregnancy is outside of the uterus. This is called ectopic pregnancy and can be life-threatening. Learn about the risk factors and signs of an ectopic pregnancy.8
- Are further along in your pregnancy than ten weeks. The FDA has only approved the abortion pill for up to 10 weeks from the LMP. Taking the abortion pill later in pregnancy is associated with increased risk of complications, such as an incomplete abortion or severe bleeding.9
- Have certain medical problems including: bleeding disorders, severe liver or kidney disease, known cardiac disease, or an uncontrolled seizure disorder.
- Take certain medications including blood thinners or steroids.
- Are allergic to the medicines used.
The gestational age of the pregnancy determines the types of abortion procedure typically used. If you can’t have a medical termination, or don’t prefer that method, a surgical procedure may be an option. Request an appointment to find out how far along in pregnancy you are through a free ultrasound to help determine your options.
ABC Women’s Clinic is a non-profit organization that is free for everyone, regardless of financial circumstances.
We exist to provide ethical reproductive medical services and evidence-based education as well as support to women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Call (478) 275-9500 or request an appointment online today.