Are you experiencing an unplanned pregnancy? Do you know for sure that you are pregnant?

Sometimes, signs of pregnancy, such as nausea and a late period, can be deceptive. Many are also indicators of the flu or an impending period.

Before you consider your options, contact Carolina Pregnancy Center for free pregnancy testing. We also provide a no-cost first-trimester ultrasound for those who qualify.

How Does an Abortion End Your Pregnancy?

There are two main types of abortion: medical and surgical. They both work in different ways to terminate a pregnancy.

1. Medical Abortion

Also known as the abortion pill, a medical abortion ends a pregnancy using drugs. Most commonly, it consists of the drugs mifepristone and misoprostol.

Mifepristone blocks progesterone, a hormone necessary for the pregnancy to continue, causing the pregnancy to end.

Hours or days later, misoprostol triggers uterine contractions, which lead to abdominal cramping and vaginal bleeding to expel the pregnancy and related tissue. Once complete, the uterus should be empty, and the pregnancy will be over.

You should be aware of the risks and side effects of a medical abortion.

2. Surgical Abortion

One type of surgical abortion is a dilation and curettage abortion (D&C).

In this procedure, an abortion provider uses surgical tools or drugs to dilate (open) the cervix. Then, the abortion provider will remove the pregnancy and related tissue using a mixture of suction and scraping with surgical tools, such as a curette.

The risks of a surgical abortion include perforation of the uterus, scar tissue on the uterine wall, damage to the cervix, and infection.

Confirm Your Pregnancy

Carolina Pregnancy Center can provide you with no-cost pregnancy testing and an ultrasound if you qualify to confirm your pregnancy and collect essential health details. We will also discuss all of your options, including abortion.

Contact us to schedule a no-cost, confidential appointment today! No one should have to face this alone.