Experiencing an unexpected pregnancy can be daunting. It can be hard to know where to go and what to do first. Suddenly, it feels as if you need to figure out your entire life in an instant. We get it. You’re in a tough spot. That’s why we want to offer you some helpful abortion advice.
1. Counseling before an abortion is required by law in thirty-four states.
According to the contraception journal, “Counseling must first emphasize early pregnancy options to ensure that a woman is certain about her decision.” Whatever decision a woman makes, that decision will change the trajectory of her life. Having someone to talk through all your options with is essential. Don’t know where to go for this? No worries, keep reading, and we will tell you.
2. Twenty-six states require women to have an ultrasound before an abortion.
A woman must receive an ultrasound to learn if her pregnancy is viable and her pregnancy’s gestational age. If a fetal heartbeat is not present during the ultrasound, you won’t need to pay for an abortion. If you’re leaning towards an abortion, you will need to know how far along you are in your pregnancy to determine what type of abortion you will need. There are a few different kinds.
3. Be aware that some clinics profit off your choice.
Getting medically sound and unbiased information and services is vital. You are the one who has to make the best choice for you. This is your life. To make the best choice possible, you need all facts and options; At Pregnancy Help NYC, you can have the assurance that we do not profit from any of our patient’s choices. We are privately funded so that we can offer our services 100% free.
4. If you’re leaning towards abortion, make sure to get treated for any STIs before an abortion procedure.
Having an untreated STI can lead to further infection. If a woman goes into the procedure with an untreated STI, the likelihood of that infection spreading significantly increases.
5. Having someone to support you is a bigger deal than you think. Most women say that support, or lack thereof, is one of the biggest problems they face in an unintended pregnancy.
At Pregnancy Help NYC, we do everything we can to help you. We listen to you, help sort through your options, and help you take the next best step for you.
So where can you find pre-abortion counseling, an ultrasound, STI testing, and more?! At Pregnancy Help NYC! All of our services are free and confidential. We are here to serve you. You don’t have to walk through this alone. Why not make an online appointment, text us at 646-734-8185, or call us at 212-243-7119. We are committed to giving you the care you need. We strive to empower you to make the best decision for you and your future!