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Completing Your Checklist Prior to an Abortion

If you think you may be pregnant, abortion may have come to mind as one of your potential options. Women who are unexpectedly pregnant may consider abortion for various reasons, such as concerns about education, career, or finances. Before moving forward with abortion, there are some important next steps to consider. An abortion “checklist” can help you take a look at things prior to taking your next step in a pregnancy decision. 

What’s next in your abortion decision? Avenue Women’s Center is here to assist you with learning more about your unexpected pregnancy options, including abortion. Our six DuPage County centers provide women with reliable information about abortion risks, procedures, and alternatives. We understand there may be a lot weighing on your mind. Our expert staff is here to provide the services and support you need to complete your next steps in your abortion checklist today.

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What Steps Might I Take Before an Abortion Appointment?

Prior to scheduling an abortion appointment, there are a few helpful steps to complete first. This may include:

Confirming the Pregnancy:

Home pregnancy tests can sometimes be confusing and results can be influenced by a variety of factors. To ensure accuracy, confirm your suspicions through a doctor or a free test at a pregnancy decision center.

Information on Viability:

What is the likelihood the pregnancy will continue? Before proceeding with abortion, you may want to see first if there are any early pregnancy risks that would cause it to end naturally. If an ultrasound exam administered through a healthcare provider or a pregnancy decision center detects a high risk of miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy, then alternative medical care may be advised.

Researching Abortion Procedures:

Have you taken the time to familiarize yourself with the different types of abortion procedures? Depending on how far along you are in the pregnancy, you may need to undergo a surgical abortion. The further along you are, often the more involved the abortion procedures become. Identifying abortion risks can assist you in making an informed decision. You may also want to consider factors such as cost, and follow-up care.

Questions for the Abortion Clinic:

It’s okay to seek answers to some of the questions you may have on your mind, as an abortion decision heavily impacts you. You may want to inquire about the name of the provider who may be performing your procedure. This way, you know who to reach with any questions or concerns. It can also be helpful to receive information regarding the clinic’s licensure and protocol for any issues that may arise beforehand. Asking these kinds of questions can inform you of the clinic’s policies and your personal rights.

As one of your three pregnancy options, abortion is a choice that benefits from information gathering and contemplation beforehand. Our pregnancy consultants will ensure you understand the different types of procedures and alternatives, equipping you with the tools you need to feel confident in your choice. We also offer free, limited ultrasound exams to assist with the decision-making process. Receive information on how far along you are, and identify any early pregnancy risks.

Reach out today to be informed about your pregnancy and receive supportive services at no cost!

The information provided here is general in nature.  It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center.  If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention.  Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.