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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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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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