When going through an unplanned pregnancy, you might not know where to go or who to turn to. This can be expected because unexpected pregnancies can be overwhelming, and you have many options! 

Luckily, speaking with a pregnancy help center like us can give you the support and answers you need. Our advocates can provide you with accurate options information and conduct the pre-screening steps for your safety before an abortion.

What Steps Do I Need to Take Before Abortion?

Learning about your options, including abortion, adoption, and parenting, is essential to ensuring you have the information you need to make an informed decision. Perhaps you’ve already made up your mind about abortion. Even so, confirming a few details beforehand is vital to protect your health and well-being. This is where an ultrasound comes into play.

1. Check for Viability

Since about 10-20% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, it’s vital to have an ultrasound to check for a healthy, growing pregnancy with a heartbeat. Sometimes, miscarriages require further medical treatment, so getting an obstetric ultrasound to confirm this detail will help to give you peace of mind. 

2. Determine Gestational Age

Even if you already know you’re pregnant and want an abortion, you must determine how far along you are, otherwise known as your gestational age. This will tell you which type of abortion procedure you are eligible for.

3. Identify the Location of the Pregnancy

Checking the location of your pregnancy is essential to protecting your health. Sometimes, pregnancies implant outside the uterus, which is known as an ectopic pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies are extremely dangerous if left untreated and require medical attention. 

How to Contact Us

If you want to learn more about your pregnancy options, receive services, or simply want someone to talk to, Pregnancy Help Center Galveston is here for you. All of our services are no-cost and confidential. You’ll never have to worry about paying when you’re here!

As we don’t refer for or provide abortions, we provide accurate, unbiased information. You can be sure you’re getting the details you need to make an informed decision! Best of all, our licensed nurses can answer your questions before deciding. Your health matters to us!

Contact us today to schedule a no-cost appointment. We’re here for you!