Protecting your health is essential, especially when you’re weighing pregnancy options. Even if you want an abortion, there are certain steps you should take. 

Elevate Women’s Center offers no-cost pre-abortion screenings for women with unplanned pregnancies. You’ll confirm your pregnancy with a medical-grade pregnancy test and ultrasound. Safeguard your well-being and get the facts. 

Why a Pre-Abortion Screening Matters

Why should you have a pre-abortion screening before an abortion? We’ll outline why below:

1. You must know key pregnancy details.

If you have an abortion without an obstetric ultrasound, your health could be in danger. Ultrasound determines your pregnancy’s viability, gestational age, and location. Without these details, having an abortion can cause major health consequences like severe bleeding or an incomplete abortion

If you have a medical abortion, know that the FDA has only approved mifepristone’s use through ten weeks gestation. Taking this medication after ten weeks can be dangerous. 

2. Review necessary medical information. 

Confirming your pregnancy with a medical-grade pregnancy test is essential. You may have received a false result with an at-home kit. Moreover, an ultrasound alerts you to pregnancy complications like ectopic pregnancy or miscarriage. 

Ectopic pregnancy occurs when the fertilized egg implants in a location outside of the uterus. This is a non-viable pregnancy and must be treated immediately. And up to 26% of all pregnancies end in miscarriages

Abortion procedures aren’t possible treatment methods for these conditions. You will require follow-up care by a healthcare provider to determine the next steps.

3. Understand Your Options

A pre-abortion screening can provide clarity on your next steps. Abortion is illegal in Arkansas unless deemed necessary to save the mother’s life.

If that does not apply to you, you’ll need to travel out-of-state for an abortion and understand the restrictions there. Knowing critical information about your pregnancy and understanding all your options, including adoption and parenting, are essential steps.

Here to Provide the Information You Need

Elevate Women’s Center provides no-cost pregnancy services, including pre-abortion screenings. 
Contact us today to book an appointment and learn more.

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