Pregnancy can bring about feelings of fear and anxiety — even when it’s expected. If you’re experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, your mind is likely full of every possible “what if” scenario. Whether you’re worried about what people might think, fearful of the costs associated with what’s to come, or simply not ready to parent, these feelings are valid. It’s important to remember that you aren’t alone, and there is support!
As you consider your pregnancy options, start by collecting all of the information that’s relevant to you, your pregnancy, and your choices. Remember, this is your choice, and you deserve to be fully informed regarding your options!
For women considering abortion, here are three essential things you’ll need before an abortion:
1. Confirm Your Pregnancy with a Lab-Quality Pregnancy Test
You likely found out you were pregnant by urinating on a stick in your bathroom. Before you book your abortion appointment, you’ll want to confirm your pregnancy with a lab-quality test provided by a clinic like ours.
Our tests measure the hCG in urine for the most accurate results and are provided at no cost to you. Once we confirm your pregnancy, one of our professional medical staff will discuss your results and help you take the next steps.
2. Get a Free Ultrasound
To make an informed decision regarding your pregnancy, you’ll need to fully understand your options. Getting an ultrasound will help you gather important information on your pregnancy, like its location, gestational age, and viability.
Because the stage of your pregnancy determines the type of abortion procedure and may also impact associated risks and pricing, it’s essential to know how far along you are. You’ll also find out if your pregnancy is even viable (meaning a heartbeat was detected) and if it is located in the uterus. Pregnancies found outside of the uterus are not only nonviable but can also be life-threatening, requiring immediate medical attention.
3. Answers to Your Questions and Free Counseling
In addition to getting a pregnancy test and an ultrasound scan, you’ll also want to take some time to get answers to your questions and further information regarding your options.
Here at Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center, we believe that women deserve access to all of the information regarding their options so they can make the choice that’s right for them and their futures. Our trained counselors will be there to listen to your fears, inform you of the resources available to you, and walk alongside you every step of the way!
Schedule Your Free Appointment Today
Facing an unplanned pregnancy? Consider what you need before an abortion. Visit us today to explore your options in a safe and confidential space! Contact us to schedule a free appointment.