Are you considering abortion?
Why Mid Cities Should Be Your First Choice
Abortion clinics charge for their pregnancy confirmation services and push for services that will be profitable for the clinic. We at Mid Cities offer a confidential place to confirm if you actually are pregnant with a free and comfortable ultrasound exam, and we provide an unhurried setting to get all of your questions answered with information about your pregnancy choices.
Do I need an ultrasound before an abortion?
Getting an ultrasound before an abortion is recommended because you will need to determine the gestational age of your pregnancy to know what type of abortion you need and verify your pregnancy. An ultrasound can determine if your body is preparing for a miscarriage.
New Law in Texas: Effective September 1, 2021, once a heartbeat is detected, an abortion can’t be performed. The abortion provider must perform a sonogram 24-hours prior to the administration of an abortion (some exceptions may apply) and must attempt to record a fetal heartbeat. Therefore, if you seek an abortion at a clinic and they find a heartbeat but still complete an abortion, they violate the
If the clinic says that a heartbeat is not present, an abortion procedure may not be necessary. However, you can follow up with your local medical provider for continuing care.
What tests are done before an abortion?
You should have a pregnancy test as well as STI/STD testing and treatment.
What happens during an abortion?
This depends on the type of abortion you get. If you get a medical abortion, you will be taking two different medications. One pill stops the pregnancy, and the other pill expels the pregnancy tissue from your body.
If you get a surgical abortion, a doctor must insert a speculum to examine your uterus. Your cervix will be stretched open with dilators either before or during the procedure. Next, the doctor will insert a tube through the cervix into the uterus, which is attached to a suction device. This will empty the uterus.
Do abortions hurt?
Pain and discomfort levels vary from woman to woman. Some women experience the physical side effect of severe cramping, fever, vomiting, chills, etc.
Additionally, some of the emotional and psychological side effects don’t always present themselves until much later.
How long does the pain last after an abortion?
You can expect to experience light to heavy vaginal bleeding accompanied by cramping for about two weeks. However, if you continue to have bleeding and cramping for more than two weeks, you should seek medical attention.
What are the side effects of an abortion?
- Intense cramping
- Bleeding heavier than a period
- Mild fever
- Hot flashes
More severe side effects, which need medical attention:
- An allergic reaction to the medication
- An incomplete abortion
- Severe pain
- Passing clots for two or more hours that are equal or larger than the size of a lemon
- Strong smelling vaginal discharge
- Excessive bleeding, using two or more pads in an hour
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Our services are provided to clients without regard to age, race, income, nationality, religious affiliation, disability, or other arbitrary circumstances. In keeping with our non-profit, pro-woman mission, Mid Cities does not provide or refer for abortion services.
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