What are the different types of abortions?
What are the different types of abortions? RU-486, also known as “the abortion pill” or medical abortion, uses medication to terminate a pregnancy. Usually, it consists of two pills. The first pill, Mifepristone, inhibits progesterone from being absorbed in the womb. This terminates the pregnancy. The second pill, Misoprostol, induces uterine contractions to shed the fetus and intrauterine lining through the vaginal canal. RU-486 will not work on pregnancies past 10 weeks.
Surgical abortions involve dilating your cervix and using suction and forceps to physically remove the fetus from your uterus. But This is an outpatient procedure performed in a clinic. Depending on your provider, local or general anesthetic may be available.
Abortions are medical procedures, and each procedure comes with its own risks. Some common risks are:
- Failed procedure
- Severe cramping/abdominal pain
- Excessive bleeding
- Blood clots in your uterus
- Injury to your cervix or uterus
- Allergic reaction
The procedure also comes with emotional and psychological side effects. Some women experience extreme depression, regret, or guilt. These feelings can last for years after the abortion. No matter how you feel, support is available.
If you are considering abortion, make an appointment today to speak with our knowledgeable staff and to get all the information about your options.
The Miami Valley Women’s Center offers confidential care, support, and resources regarding all pregnancy options. We do not perform or refer for abortion services, nor do we prescribe, dispense, or refer for medical abortion drugs.
Abortion is a medical procedure, and just like any other medical procedure, it comes with its own risks. But Aside from the physical and health risks, emotional and psychological effects may be experienced long after the procedure.
After an abortion, many women experience feelings they never imagined they would have. Trained leaders, many of whom have worked through their own abortions, can help women come to a place of healing. For post-abortion help, call +27638167664 to make an appointment today.
Typical Post-Abortion Symptoms
Following an abortion, it’s common to experience unpleasant feelings that can last for extended periods of time if an effort to deal with them is not made. The most common post-abortion symptoms include:
- Guilt and regret
- Thoughts of suicide
- Avoidance of intimate relationships
- Engaging in unhealthy relationships
- Feelings of shame
- Random and prolonged bouts of crying
- Abuse of drugs and alcohol
- Severe and frequent anxiety
Questions to Ask Yourself
- Do I often feel angry and irritable?
- Do I feel guilt and/or shame about the abortion?
- But Do I regret having the abortion?
- Have I lost interest in things I used to love since the abortion?
If you have faced any of the above symptoms or answered yes to these questions, consider seeking help. We offer support to help you cope. More and more women and men are reaching out. But You don’t have to go through this alone. today to begin your healing journey. What are the different types of abortions?