With COVID-19 changing the way we live our daily lives, venturing out into the public may be inconveniencing at best and immensely stressful at worst. And if you’re experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, fear of catching the virus may prevent you from seeking the medical attention you need.
Some clinics may tell you that you don’t need to come in for an appointment before taking the Abortion Pill. They might inform you that the Abortion Pill is safe for you to take by yourself at home.
However, with these “safe at home abortions,” pregnancies are not being confirmed by a lab-quality pregnancy test and ultrasounds are not being provided to ensure patients are eligible to receive the Abortion Pill. There are many crucial components of your pregnancy that only an ultrasound can show you.
It is highly important to schedule an ultrasound in order to confirm:
1. How far along you are in the pregnancy
The Abortion Pill can be taken up to 11 weeks, so it is necessary for you to have an ultrasound to confirm that you are eligible for this procedure. Otherwise, taking it could result in an incomplete or failed abortion.
2. If any pregnancy complications exist, such as an ectopic pregnancy (fetus growing outside of the uterus)
On its own, an ectopic pregnancy is a medical emergency and without an ultrasound, you would have no idea if you had one. The Abortion Pill will not terminate the existing pregnancy and will create further health risks.
3. Any indications of a failed pregnancy known as a miscarriage
Ultrasound will detect signs and symptoms of a possible miscarriage, which are fairly common in early pregnancy. Having a failed pregnancy means that you do not have to make a decision regarding abortion.
4. Multiple (ie; twins, triplets, etc.) pregnancies
In this case, the Abortion Pill can be ineffective in ending all the pregnancies and a viable pregnancy could remain and continue to develop.
The cost of the abortion pill
Did you know that the Abortion Pill can cost you up to $1000? In addition, it may negatively impact your physical health and may even put your life at risk. At Your Options Medical, we provide you with the recommended pregnancy testing, ultrasound and information so that you can make a confident and informed decision. It costs you at absolutely nothing but one hour of your time!
Schedule no-cost pregnancy services
If you think you might be pregnant or just found out you are pregnant, Contact Your Options Medical Today to Receive Your No-Cost Services.
For more information on the Abortion pill, read our other blogs in this three-part series: