An abortion at home is a personal choice and one that carries several considerations. Having an abortion at home may seem like it’s easier and it may provide more discretion. However, an at-home abortion is a longer process than a traditional first-trimester surgical abortion. And being at home for the procedure, you run the risk of not having immediate access to health care or a medical facility should complications arise.
There are a couple of different ways that at-home abortion pills are given. Either by mail through a telehealth appointment with an abortion provider, (abortion by mail), or at an in-clinic appointment with a local abortion provider.
A telehealth provider, l will determine a woman’s eligibility for medical abortion (abortion pill, also known as Missed Period Pills, Plan C or RU-486). However, this person cannot perform a physical examination or an ultrasound, and therefore is unable to determine factors that are critical to the type of abortion a woman is eligible for. During a telehealth visit, there is no way to confirm a viable pregnancy, date the pregnancy, or rule out miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy. That is why getting a pre-abortion screening before making your pregnancy decision is important.
Why Pregnancy Resource Center Medical Clinic?
At Pregnancy Resource Center Medical Clinic we provide a pre-abortion screening at no cost, which will confirm several things:
- Determine fetal age (a positive pregnancy test does not mean you have a viable pregnancy)
- Ensure you have not miscarried (up to 1 in 5 known pregnancies may end in miscarriage)
- Rule out ectopic pregnancy (which in some cases can be fatal)
Our licensed medical professionals will conduct the screening, and our staff can discuss your pregnancy options with you. Knowing all the facts and associated risks before starting the abortion procedure is a vital next step.
According to the FDA, the abortion pill is not a safe option for those who:
- has an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside of the uterus)
- has problems with the adrenal glands (the glands near the kidneys)
- is currently being treated with long-term corticosteroid therapy (medications)
- has had an allergic reaction to mifepristone, misoprostol or similar drugs
- has bleeding problems or is taking anticoagulant (blood thinning) drug products
- has inherited porphyria
- has an intrauterine device (IUD) in place (it must be removed before taking Mifeprex).
Other safety considerations:
- the need for a follow-up visit
- having immediate access to emergency care
- blood testing for RH factor
Before you make an abortion decision, get a no-cost pre-abortion screening appointment at our clinic today. It’s your future and your choice. You deserve to know all the facts before you decide.