3 Things Needed Before Abortion

Before abortion, there are three necessary things to do to protect your health and safety: receive an ultrasound, get tested for STDs, and discuss your health history with a medical professional.

You can accomplish these three steps with a free appointment at Care Net Pregnancy Center of Albuquerque. While we do not provide or refer you for abortion, we care about your health and well-being. Schedule a free appointment today at one of our five locations.

So how can these three steps safeguard your health? Read below to find out.

1. Receiving an Ultrasound

An ultrasound is a vital step during pregnancy. This soundwave technology enables medical professionals to track pregnancy progress and screen for complications.

With a limited obstetric ultrasound, women can learn the gestational age (how far along they are) and the location and viability of their pregnancies. 

Location refers to whether or not the pregnancy is within the uterus or if it is ectopic. Ectopic pregnancies are life-threatening and require quick treatment. Viability refers to whether the pregnancy is progressing with the presence of a heartbeat. If not, the woman could have miscarried, which sometimes requires treatment.

Screening can catch issues early and prevent them from worsening or causing other problems like infection.

2. Getting Tested for STDs

Whether you’re pregnant or not, it’s critical to receive regular screening and any necessary treatment. Left untreated, STDs can endanger your health and fertility.

When considering abortion, getting tested for STDs beforehand can prevent spreading an existing STD further into the reproductive system. 

During abortion, miscarriage, and your period, the barrier created by the cervix is disturbed, allowing bacteria to enter your reproductive tract more easily. This can lead to pelvic inflammatory disease, an infection of the female reproductive organs.

Learn more about STD testing at our center.

3. Discussing Your Medical History

There are two types of abortion: medical and surgical. Depending on how far along you are, your allergies, and any pre-existing conditions, a health professional may determine specific procedures unsafe based on your situation.

Talk about your health history with a medical professional before moving forward with abortion.

Schedule a Free Appointment

Lean on Care Net Pregnancy Center of Albuquerque to help you protect your health. We offer all three necessary things to ensure you have vital information for making a confident decision.

Schedule an appointment today!