When you become pregnant unexpectedly, it’s common to feel a variety of emotions. Abortion might seem like a viable option when you don’t know what else to do, but many abortion methods carry additional risks that could put you in danger. They also will inevitably end the life of your unborn child.
It’s important to remember that abortion is not your only option when you become pregnant. Adoption is a viable option for nearly any woman. You could help create a family and provide a loving home for your unborn child. Most women are also eligible for medical and financial assistance. To schedule a confidential, no pressure appointment and learn more about your options, call (405) 949-4200 or text (405) 397-3140 today.
We Help Provide Expectant Parents With…
- Counseling to help you with your decision both during and after your pregnancy.
- Child care during your delivery for your other children with you.
- Emotional support during your labor and delivery.
- The ability to choose the Adoptive Family for your child.
- The ability to choose the level of openness of your adoption (open, semi-open, closed).
- Direct placement with the Adoptive Family.
- Financial help related to your pregnancy.
- Help to keep you in contact with your baby and Adoptive Family after placement.
- Birth parent support groups and activities with other Birth Mothers.
- Educational and vocational guidance including educational grants.
- 24 hour phone support – just call (405) 397-3140
The After Effects of Abortion: Post Abortion Syndrome
In addition to the physical side effects, medical abortions also have severe mental and emotional side effects that can last for years after the procedure. Emotional side effects after abortions are much more common, and can affect every woman differently. Some of the most common mental side effects from abortion are:
- Emotional turmoil and regret
- Moderate to severe depression
- Anger towards friends or family members, especially if they encouraged you to go through with the abortion
- Feelings of loneliness or isolation from others
- Relationship problems with your significant other, especially if they encouraged you to go through with the abortion
- Suicidal thoughts and feelings
Collectively, these symptoms are known as Post-Abortion Syndrome. Many women experience some degree of these symptoms after undergoing an abortion procedure. It’s also more common to feel these side effects when you consider the reality of abortion as the termination of a life as opposed to a medical procedure.
If you’re considering abortion or you have questions, please call Deaconess Pregnancy & Adoption today. We offer free and confidential pregnancy option counseling and guidance for pregnant women, couples and families. Don’t be fooled into thinking abortion is your only option – every woman has options and you deserve to know what they are. Call (405) 949-4200 today to schedule your appointment.
Medical and Surgical Procedures for Abortions
- One of the most common abortion methods.
- Not the same as the “Morning After” pill available at drugstores – Ru-486 can only be prescribed and administered by a doctor.
- Usually requires three separate appointments to administer the drug and make sure it was effective.
- Side effects often include cramping, bleeding, faintness, nausea, and stomach and abdominal pain.
- Most common form of surgical abortion.
- Relatively simple but still carries risks.
- Requires doctor to insert a long, thin tube into your uterus and then suck out the developing embryo, placenta, and membrane out with a large syringe.
- Process is generally fast, but could require several hours of preparation and recovery time.
- Side effects often include cramping and bleeding (especially if the doctor had to dilate your cervix), nausea, dizziness, abdominal pain, and possible infections or damage in your cervix and uterus.
- Similar to but less common than vacuum aspiration, because it is only used when the fetus is larger and more developed.
- Requires significant surgical action and expertise.
- Requires your doctor to first stretch open your cervix using metal rods. In some cases this is painful, so the doctor may first apply an anaesthetic.
- Uses a specialized suction machine to extract the fetus and placenta from your uterus. When the fetus is larger the doctor may need to use a curette (a thin, loop-shaped knife) to scrape the fetus and placenta out of your uterus.
- Recovery process often takes several days, and side effects like severe abdominal pain, hormonal imbalance, bleeding, cramping, and infection are common.