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How Early Can You Get an Abortion

You’ve just discovered you’re pregnant – or you think you might be. Important questions are ahead for you. If you were not planning or wanting to be pregnant at this time, one question may be, “How early can you get an abortion?”

Whatever questions you have about your pregnancy options, you don’t need to face them alone. Avenue Women’s Center is a pregnancy resource center serving the Chicagoland area since 1981. Pregnancy consultations with our experienced client advocates are free and absolutely confidential. Many of our other services are free as well. Please contact us today for an appointment.

If you’re wondering “how early can you get an abortion?” it’s possible you’re wishing it could be over and done with as soon as possible. Actually, doctors and clinics vary in how early a first-trimester abortion can be performed. It may be as early as when a pregnancy growing inside the uterus can first be confirmed. Usually an abortion can be performed after 5 to 6 weeks past your last menstrual period. A medication abortion can be utilized up until the 10th week of pregnancy; a surgical abortion may be an option after that time.

At Avenue Women’s Center, we specialize in assisting women with the first steps in their pregnancy decision process. We can offer free pregnancy tests, address whether a potential miscarriage may preclude the necessity for an abortion, and review all pregnancy options with our clients to assist them as they determine what course of action they will choose. We are here to support you.

Whether you need to find out for sure if you’re pregnant, navigate the time pressures you’re feeing, or find answers for other questions you may have in an unplanned pregnancy, we hope you will reach out to us. We are available by call, text, email or chat. We’re waiting to hear from you!

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.