Mid Cities Women's Clinic

201 Westpark Way Euless, Texas 76040
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Googling in Dallas TX: Are Do-it-yourself Abortions safe?

Are Do-it-yourself herbal Abortions safe?

We live in a Do-it-yourself world. Jump on YouTube and and within minutes you can learn anything from changing your car’s oil to cutting and styling your hair. And now, there are even videos discussing do-it-yourself herbal abortions.

If this is the first time you are hearing of this, here are some things to keep in mind. An Herbal abortion consists of either abortifacient herbs, which induces a miscarriage or an abortion, or, Emmenagogue herbs which may or may not stimulate your cycle.

There are different herbs and combinations you can use if you’re exploring these options; however, nearly every article, video or blog available comes with two important recommendations:

1. Research
2. Supervision

Since everyone’s body does not function the same way, some herbs may not react well with your body. That is why before you decide anything, it is best to draw research from reputable medical sources and seek out professional medical help. Yes, even in a do-it-yourself world. Chances of a successful herbal abortion can depend on a number of factors including how far along you are. The success rate of the herbal abortion decreases as your pregnancy progresses. Your health is essential, and it should be prioritized, valued, and treasured.

The other thing to keep in mind is to seek supervision from a professional medical provider before trying anything. Whether you are in good health or have underlying health conditions, herbal abortions are not advised, as most doctors believe they are underregulated, under researched and often unpredictable. Improper use of herbals may lead to dangerous toxicity levels in the bloodstream. It is not uncommon for an herbal abortion to be unsuccessful, meaning, the fetus doesn’t completely discharge. If this happens, infection will set in. You can put yourself at risk for sepsis, which is when bacteria gets into the bloodstream threatening other organs in your body and can be life threatening.

Your next best step?

Our suggestion would be to come in for a free pregnancy test and ultrasound. It is extremely important to confirm the pregnancy and exactly how far along you are. You will then be able to speak with a counselor about what you may be thinking, feeling and researching.

At Mid Cities Women’s Clinic, all of our services are FREE. We create a safe, unbiased environment for our patients to speak freely about their thoughts and feelings. We are here to serve you with the utmost compassion and care so that you can make the best decision for you and your future. Before you do anything, click here to request your appointment or reach us by phone at 817-577-4387.

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Latin american woman searching for abortion advice on Mid Cities Womens Clinic website

Needing Abortion Advice?

There are a lot of reasons women consider abortion when faced with an unexpected pregnancy. Sometimes, women don’t feel ready to be a parent. Or, the timing is wrong. Or, the partner is wrong. Sometimes, women feel the need to finish school, start their careers, or feel like their family is already large enough. Some women consider abortion because they’ve been abused or sexually assaulted. The fact of the matter is, this is a very personal decision, so we thought we might offer you some advice on abortion.

What should you do if you’re feeling alone?

Facing an unexpected pregnancy can be lonely and terrifying. We want you to know you are not alone. Sometimes the best thing to do is to talk with someone who is completely unbiased to your pregnancy. At Mid Cities Women’s Clinic, we will compassionately listen to you. We want you to know we care and are here to serve you without judgement.

What should my next step be?

Make an appointment with Mid Cities Women’s Clinic. At your appointment, you will receive a complimentary consultation where we will listen to your situation as you determine what pregnancy options are possibilities for you. Then, we will have you take a pregnancy test. If the pregnancy test is positive, we can confirm that this is a viable pregnancy through an ultrasound. In many states, an ultrasound is a pre-requisite to an abortion procedure. Why? Because as many as half of pregnancies end in miscarriage. During the ultrasound, our Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer or Registered Nurse will be able to determine the viability of your pregnancy and the gestational age. If your ultrasound is inconclusive or not viable, you won’t need to decide because your body already made the decision.

When and why should I make an appointment?

As soon as possible. Why? Because the sooner you can find out how far along you are, the better. Regardless of your decision, it is good to know where you are and if your pregnancy is developing normally. We advise you to gather all the information you need to make the best decision for you and your future. ALL of our services are FREE! You don’t need to worry about the additional financial stress. So why not call 817-577-4387 or request your appointment online.

Just remember you are not alone in this. You are strong. You are brave. We, at Mid Cities Women’s Clinic, are here to support you. We look forward to serving you the best way we can!

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