It is never an easy decision to have an abortion. Some women make this choice when faced with an unplanned pregnancy because they believe it is the best pregnancy option for them at the time. Women who wish to pursue this pregnancy option can find the help and support they need at Care Net Pregnancy Centers of Albuquerque. We want you to know you are not alone, and we will be with you every step of the way. From pre-abortion care to post-abortion trauma therapy, we offer all the services you need to provide the assistance and comfort needed during this difficult time. Care Net PCA does not perform or refer for abortions.

Abortion risks

Whether performed chemically or surgically, there are risks associated with having an abortion. As part of our sessions, our advocates will review all potential complications. 

The lowest risk during an abortion is when it is performed during the first trimester. As the pregnancy advances and the gestational age of the baby increases, the risks and associated complications become more numerous. 

Some of the most common risks associated with chemical and surgical abortions include:

  • Cervical tears and abrasions
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Complications from anesthesia
  • Intra-uterine blood clots
  • Uterus wall perforation
  • Pelvic infection

While rare, there is a severe complication associated with the failure to remove all fetal products from the uterus during an abortion. It is called an incomplete abortion. Failure to remove all of the affected fetal tissue can cause the woman to go into septic shock. 

Getting all the facts

Having an abortion is a life-changing decision. Women will require pre-and- post-abortion care and support. We provide free pregnancy testing, free ultrasounds, and free counseling services to help you make the choice that is right for you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment. 

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