Every woman needs to have the answers to three basic questions when considering her pregnancy options. We offer a pretermination evaluation which helps answer these questions:
- Am I really pregnant? It is possible to have a positive pregnancy test and not have a viable (living and growing in the uterus) pregnancy.
- If I am pregnant, how far along am I? Gestational age determines what type of abortion procedure a patient would be eligible to receive. Abortion procedures have different costs and side effects.
- Is it important to know if I have a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)? A woman with a common STD, such as chlamydia, if left untreated prior to an abortion, puts her future reproductive health at risk due to an increase risk of infection complications.
|In order to know which type of abortion you would be eligible for, you need to have an ultrasound exam to confirm your pregnancy and determine exactly how far along you are. Until you have had an ultrasound exam, you can estimate how far along you are based on your last menstrual period date (LMP). Count the number of weeks from the first day of your last period to the current date to estimate how far along you are. You can then use the links to the right to learn more about the abortion procedures you may be eligible to receive.(We do not perform or refer for abortions)||