What Are The Risks Of Abortion?

There are different methods of abortions used depending on how far along in the pregnancy you are. Each procedure has possible risks and complications. It’s important to understand them before making a final decision. Talk to us today if you have questions or concerns.

Risks Of Medication Abortion:

  • Incomplete abortion (it may need to be followed by surgical abortion)
  • An ongoing unwanted pregnancy (if the procedure doesn’t work)
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Infection
  • Fever

Risks Of Surgical Abortion:

  • Incomplete abortion
  • Damage to the womb
  • Injury to the cervix
  • Heavy or prolonged bleeding
  • Infection

How Much Does My Appointment Cost?

All appointments at First Choice Georgia are free and underwritten. We care about women and men facing unplanned pregnancies and hope to alleviate some of the financial weight that comes with it.

How Do I Know I’m Pregnant?

The most common symptom of a pregnancy is a missed period, but there are others as well. Some common symptoms include nausea, fatigue, spotting, cramping, frequent urination, and tender breasts, among others. First Choice Georgia can provide you with a no-cost, laboratory quality pregnancy test so you can know for sure.

What Are The Signs Of An STI/STD?

While some STIs/STDs can have varying symptoms, most are considered asymptomatic (no noticeable symptoms or signs) in their earliest stages. However, STIs/STDs can still be spread and cause damage to the body when there are no outward signs of an active infection (vaginal, oral or anal) and that’s why it is important to be screened if you’ve had unprotected sexual activity of any kind. Symptoms of STIs/STDS could include…

  • Painful urination
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Vaginal discharge in women
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding or bleeding between periods
  • Strong vaginal odor
  • Vaginal itching or irritation
  • Small red bumps, blisters (vesicles) or open sores (ulcers) in the genital and anal areas and areas nearby

Do I Need An Ultrasound?

Yes – an ultrasound is vital to determine details of your pregnancy and to determine your pregnancy options. It’s important to have an ultrasound performed following a positive pregnancy test. An ultrasound can tell you several important things about your pregnancy, including gestational age and health of both yourself and the fetus. It confirms three things, including:

  1. How far along you are (the gestational age)
  2. The location of your pregnancy (if growing within your uterus or not)
  3. If your pregnancy is viable (tells you if you miscarried)