There are three things you should know before traveling for your abortion.
- Has your pregnancy been confirmed?
- Have you discussed your health and medical history?
- Do you understand your options and risks?
Answering these three simple questions will help safeguard your health and safety before an abortion procedure.
Is Pregnancy Confirmed?
It’s important to confirm pregnancy with a quality test and ultrasound image to verify you have a normal, viable pregnancy.
Sometimes home pregnancy tests can indicate a false result because of the following:
- Faulty test.
- User error.
- Use of diluted urine.
- Testing too early.
Next, an ultrasound image can make you aware of information that can be vital to your abortion and your health. Some of this information will include:
- Gestational age of the pregnancy.
- If the pregnancy is ectopic (outside the uterus, which can be health-threatening).
- If the pregnancy is viable or a miscarriage has occurred.
Have I Reviewed My Health History?
Reviewing your medical history, current health, and any medications used by a medical professional is important.
Like any serious medical procedure, your health must be considered before anything that may impact it occurs. Furthermore, sometimes medications must be stopped or altered to protect your health and wellness.
Do I Understand the Risks and Options?
It’s your right to understand the risks of the abortion procedure you’re eligible for and know all your options.
Some risks are life-threatening and should be thoroughly discussed with you before traveling out of state. Understanding all your options is also valuable so you can decide what is best for you.
Where Can I Go To Check These Items off My List?
We’re here to help you protect your health and safety by providing you with information and checking these items off your list before travelling. You deserve to feel confident in your choice while remaining healthy and protecting your safety. Make an appointment today and allow our compassionate staff to care for you. All services and appointments are at no cost to you and confidential.