If you have recently discovered that you are pregnant and you are unsure as to whether you want to carry the pregnancy to term, you may be considering an abortion by medication. Here are some of the things you want to know:
It Must Be Done Soon
You only have so much time before abortion by medication is no longer an option. The further along you are in the pregnancy, the more likely it is that you would need to have a surgical abortion. Then, not too long after that, abortion in any form is no longer an option. The exact timeframe you have may vary depending on the state you live in and their laws surrounding abortions.
It Might Not Work
It's important to know that there is a chance that the abortion by medication may not work at all. This is why it is incredibly important to not only get into an appointment as soon as possible to better your odds of the medication working, but to show up to your follow-up appointment after you have completed the medication. Without that follow-up appointment, you will not be able to get confirmation that the medication successfully did its job. If the doctor finds that the medication abortion wasn't successful, they may have to schedule a surgical abortion.
You Will Still Want To Find Emotional Support
How much emotional support you will need after your abortion will vary from what others might need. You may just want to turn to a trusted friend who can be a listening ear. Then again, you might want to make an appointment with a therapist to discuss your feelings after the abortion. Even if it is completely your choice and you won't have any regrets, you could still have a wide range of emotions to deal with after it is all said and done. It is important to prepare to handle that in a healthy manner.
Make sure that you are scheduling an appointment with your OBGYN for more information on medical abortions and what your options are. Ask questions and take someone with you to the appointment if that makes things easier for you. They might be able to help remember all of the things that you learn during the consultation. Remember, this is not something you want to put off too long, especially if you are not certain of the exact date of conception.