Are you considering an abortion?

Although iCHOICE does not preform or refer for abortions, having answers to these questions will help you determine what you should do.

1. Am I really pregnant?

If you are experiencing pregnancy symptoms, or have taken a positive home pregnancy test, it is important that you get a “lab-quality” pregnancy test — these professional tests are going to be the most accurate. If the test is positive, you may want to consider having an ultrasound to confirm your pregnancy and to give you the best estimate of how far the pregnancy is advanced.

2. How far along am I?

Abortion procedures and their costs are based upon how far along you are in your pregnancy. We do not perform or refer for abortions at our facilities but can help you determine how far advanced your pregnancy is so that you understand the type of procedure you may be contemplating. At I-CHOICE Pregnancy Clinics, we provide lab-quality pregnancy tests and ultrasounds by medically-trained professionals at no charge to our patients. When you have pregnancy confirmation and an understanding of where you are in your pregnancy, you will be better able to make an informed decision.

3. Abortion Facts

Thinking about abortion? If you’re thinking about abortion or just want some questions answered before making your decision, an iCHOICE Nurse is available to help you navigate your options and talk about your unique situation. The cost of abortions range from about $300 to $950 for abortion in the first trimester. The cost is usually more for a second-trimester abortion. Costs vary depending on how long you’ve been pregnant and where you go.

What are the different kinds of abortion?

Medication abortion, also known as the “abortion pill,” is when you take medicines that you get from a doctor or nurse to end an early pregnancy. “Abortion pill” is the popular name for using two different medicines to end a pregnancy: mifepristone and misoprostol. A doctor or nurse will give you the first pill, mifepristone, at the clinic. Mifepristone blocks your body’s own progesterone. You take the second medicine, misoprostol, 6-48 hours later, usually at home. This medicine causes cramping and very heavy bleeding to empty the uterus. The process is very similar to having a miscarriage.

In-clinic surgical abortion is done in a medical clinic by a doctor or nurse. In-clinic abortion works by using suction to take a pregnancy out of your uterus. There are two types: Suction abortion (also called vacuum aspiration) is the most common type of in-clinic surgical abortion. It’s usually used until about 14-16 weeks after your last period. Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) is another kind of in-clinic surgical abortion procedure. It uses suction and medical tools to empty your uterus. You can get a D&E later in a pregnancy than aspiration abortion — usually if it has been 16 weeks or longer since your last period.

How effective is the abortion pill?

The process is not always effective.  If it is not, you may require a second dosing of medication or an in-clinic surgical procedure to complete the abortion. To discuss the information above and any questions you may have please call us to speak with one of our registered nurses.

4. Abortion Pill Reversal

If you are having second thoughts about having taken the first abortion pill, please call us for a reversal referral at 509.462.4000

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