Abortion Safety Checklist
If you are considering abortion for your unexpected pregnancy, take the time to review our abortion safety checklist. Doing so will ensure you have taken every step possible to remain safe and healthy during the decision-making process.
Confirm Your Pregnancy
If you think you’re pregnant because you’re experiencing some of the pregnancy symptoms or because you’ve received a positive result with an on-site pregnancy test, your first step is to medically confirm your pregnancy with ultrasound technology. An ultrasound will also provide you with information like how far along you are and whether it’s viable, which you will need to know if you are considering abortion.
Get Tested for STDs
Your next step before seeking an abortion is to get tested for STDs. Having an abortion while also having an untreated STD can cause serious and often irreversible health issues down the line, like Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) and infertility. At MyLife Medical, we can offer you no-cost STD testing and treatment for some of the most common STDs, and low-cost testing for others.
Receive Options Counseling Services
Reviewing each of your options is an important part of making a healthy, informed decision. MyLife Medical Center offers no-cost options counseling so that you can get fact-based information about your options in a safe and confidential setting. During this session, we’ll share information with you about the financial resources that are available to you, and you’ll have time to process the information and consider what is best for you.
Consider Your Circumstances
This is your choice to make, and yours alone. It is not okay for someone to pressure you, and you certainly should not feel trapped into a decision. Think about your circumstances and the factors that are playing into your decision-making process. Make sure that you are making the best, most informed choice possible for you.
Know that Changing Your Mind is Okay
Abortion, like any of the options, is a life-altering decision to make. Whether you’ve made an appointment at a clinic or are in the room waiting for abortive procedure, it is okay to change your mind. This is your body and your choice.
MyLife Medical provides no-cost and confidential services to women facing unexpected pregnancies. If you are considering abortion, schedule an appointment with us today for pregnancy confirmation services and more.