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My Best Friend is Pregnant. How Can I Help Her?

My Best Friend is Pregnant. How Can I Help Her?

“I think I might be pregnant. Do you think I should get an abortion?” Have you found yourself at the end of this question? Did your best friend just tell you she is pregnant? What do you say? Perhaps you’ve never experienced this, or maybe you have, and you still have mixed feelings about your own abortion. What do you do? How do you encourage your friend, sister, or cousin to find the help she needs? The help you may not have had yourself. If this is where you are today, this blog is for you.

The first best step you can take is to encourage, listen, and talk with her.

You can tell her that at Mid Cities Women’s Clinic we care about HER! We want to provide ALL the information she needs to make an informed choice. You can also share that many women miscarry in their first trimester and that it’s possible she may not even need to make a decision. An ultrasound can give her that information – and we can offer that service at no charge. Our medical staff and counselors can provide all of the information and testing she needs to make an informed choice.

The second best step you can take is to encourage her to CONTACT US.

At Mid Cities Women’s Clinic, all our services are FREE! We offer a consultation to go over different options, pregnancy tests, and an ultrasound that will confirm whether her pregnancy is viable. If your friend thinks she may be pregnant, encourage her to come in right away.

The third best step is to let her know you are there for her.

You can assure your best friend that Texas law allows a minor to consent to a pregnancy or STI test without telling your parent. However, if you are a pregnant teen, you cannot make any decision concerning abortion without parental consent. Her decision to have an abortion may be one of the most significant choices she ever makes. Keep in mind, you have a strong voice in your best friend’s pregnancy decision, even though, at the end of the day, it is her decision alone to make. You can let her know that it is vital that she is fully aware of all her options, risks, and benefits. It’s her ultimate decision, we are here to support her and care for her needs. Call us today: 817-577-4387. Or, if your friend is not comfortable, she can go online and request an appointment HERE.

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Abortion Pill: What to Expect

If you are considering taking the abortion pill, we want to help answer any questions you may have. Experiencing an unplanned pregnancy can be scary, confusing, and oftentimes can feel debilitating. That’s why we, at Mid Cities Women’s Clinic, exist. We want to make sure you have all the medical information, and compassionate care you need.

What is the abortion pill?

The abortion pill, or RU 486, is a medical abortion. The abortion pill is a multistep process consisting of two drugs – Mifepristone and Misoprostol (also known as Mifeprex and Cyotec). You should only obtain the abortion pill from a licensed doctor. If you find it anywhere else either online or in another country, it may not be what you think it is or it can contain additional drugs which can lead to more harm and damage to your body.

Do I take the pills at the same time?

This multi-step process when taking the abortion pills starts with taking the Mifepristone pill set first. The second set of pills, Misoprostol, is taken 24 to 48 hours after the Mifepristone. It is highly important for your health and safety to go back to the doctor approximately two weeks after to verify all the contents of the pregnancy have been expelled from your uterus. Retention of tissue can cause severe infections and can potentially be fatal. Mifepristone and Misoprostol should ONLY be taken under the instruction and supervision of a licensed doctor.

How does the abortion pill work?

The Mifepristone terminates the pregnancy by blocking the absorption of progesterone, causing the uterine lining to begin breaking down and the cervix to loosen. Misoprostol causes contractions, leading the uterus to discharge the fetus and all the life-sustaining tissue and products of the pregnancy. If you have already taken the first pill set, Mifepristone, and are having second thoughts about terminating your pregnancy, there is an abortion pill reversal process available. If this process is acted upon within 72 hours taking Mifepristone, before taking the Misoprostol, the reversal has about a 70% success rate.

At what week of pregnancy do I still qualify to take the abortion pill?

Mifepristone and Misoprostol can only be taken up to the first 10 weeks after your last menstrual period. The abortion pill may be taken up to 70 days or a little over 2 months after the first day of your last period.

I’m pregnant, where should I begin?

At Mid Cities Women’s Clinic, we offer complimentary pregnancy tests and ultrasounds to confirm that you are, in fact, pregnant. More than 25% of pregnancies end in miscarriage. So, it is vital to confirm your pregnancy is viable and progressing. We provide an unbiased counselor to speak with about ALL your options. Your entire visit will be 100% confidential and 100% free. We do not benefit financially from anyone’s appointment. Click here to request your appointment. Or call us at 817-577-4387.

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