Thinking about abortion?

We are here to help you understand all of your options.  We do not provide or refer for abortion procedures.

It’s perfectly normal to feel afraid when you find out you’re pregnant. Every new mom is scared! You are not alone.

 

If you’re considering an abortion, it’s important to have all of the information before making your decision. Here at Stowe PRC, we do not offer abortion services or referrals. We are here to listen, not to judge. We want to do everything we can to help. That means making sure before you move forward, you are aware of what an abortion involves.

 

The type of abortion procedure a woman faces depends on how far along she is in her pregnancy. The farther along she is, the more invasive and, in most cases, the more risky the procedure for the mother. Below are the most common types of abortion procedures.

But keep in mind that No one should ever force, threaten or rush you into an abortion decision. This is one of the biggest decisions you will ever make, and it will have lifelong effects on your emotional and physical health. If you’re considering an abortion because you feel trapped or that you’re out of options, please know that’s not true. There are people and programs available to help. 

 

Remember, you are not alone!

Alternatives

Parenting
Adoption

Here at Stowe PRC, we do not offer abortion services or referrals. We are here to listen, not to judge.

Recovery

If you’re considering an abortion, one of the biggest questions you may have is "Will I regret it?" No one can know the answer to that. You should know that there are many studies that suggest women are at higher risk for anxiety, depression and suicide after they’ve had an abortion. Many women do experience regret and sadness after their procedure. 

We offer abortion recovery resources to those women who have experienced an abortion as a traumatic event. 

If you have experienced psychological symptoms like guilt, an inability to forgive yourself, anxiety, emotional numbness, flashbacks, shame, grief, depression, anger, regret, hopelessness, difficulty bonding with other children, following an abortion, there is help and healing available.  Call 614-620-7286 for more information. 

Abortion Procedures

UP TO 10 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY

 

Medication Abortion - A chemical abortion is accomplished through medication. A doctor or nurse will prescribe a series of pills to be taken over a few days. The first pill cuts off blood and other nutrients from the mother’s uterus. Later, the mother takes a second pill, which causes her to go into labor and expel the baby.

UP TO 13 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY

Aspiration (Suction) Abortion - A doctor will use metal rods to open a woman’s cervix and will then use a suction catheter to vacuum the baby from the uterus. The doctor then uses a sharp tool, called a curette, to scrape the walls of the uterus for any of the baby’s tissue that remains.

13 to 24 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY

 

D&E Abortion (Dilation and Evacuation) - A doctor uses lamanaria and a metal rod to make the mother’s body relax and to force her cervix open. Then, the doctor uses a suction bag to empty the amniotic fluid from the uterus. Some doctors inject a medication into the baby to stop its heart.  The doctor uses a clamp and blade to break apart the baby’s body, and remove one part at a time.  The doctor then scrapes the walls of the woman’s uterus.

Risks

UP TO 10 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY

Possible risks of Medication Abortion

Prolonged bleeding and painful cramping 

Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and headache 

Complications that require surgery to finish the process 

Some research to suggests that babies can still survive after the first pill. If you’ve taken the first but don’t want to take the second, contact Abortion Pill Rescue immediately at (877)558-0333.

  

UP TO 13 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY

Possible risks of Aspiration (Suction) Abortion

Rarely, a puncture or injury to the mom’s uterus, cervix, intestines, bladder or blood vessels, causing dangerous bleeding and infections

Reduced fertility if a puncture occurs 

Another surgery if there the uterus isn't completely emptied

13 to 24 WEEKS OF PREGNANCY

Possible risks of a D & E abortion

A puncture or injury to the mom’s uterus, cervix, intestines, bladder or blood vessels, causing dangerous bleeding and infections

Some women will suffer heavy and sometimes dangerous bleeding, and others can contract infections 

Can make it more difficult for a woman to have another baby in the future

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