If you just found out you are pregnant or you think you might be pregnant, you may not have been expecting this. You are certain that abortion and holiday travel plans do not mix well together – you might be right. The first thing you need to do is take a deep breath. Your Options Medical is here to help.
We want to come alongside you and help you gather the information you need. We help our patients make a plan to bring some order in the midst of what may feel completely chaotic. For example, before scheduling an abortion, there are several steps you need to take and Your Options can walk you through this. For more information, check our blog Four Steps Prior to an Abortion.
Abortion and Travel Plans for Holidays
With Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year just around the corner, you may have many plans that include fun, travel and more. Maybe you are stressed because you want to enjoy your holidays and did not want to be pregnant in the first place. Before rushing into a decision, here are a few facts to consider before getting an abortion, especially if you are planning on traveling:
- Bleeding. With both the abortion pill and the surgical abortion procedure, bleeding is a common symptom. With the abortion pill specifically, bleeding is inevitable and can even last up to two weeks. There is also the possibility of particularly heavy bleeding and blood clots. You definitely do not want to be bleeding out while traveling.
- Nausea & Vomiting. A few other common symptoms of both abortion procedures are nausea and vomiting. When vomiting or feeling nauseous, the best thing you can do for yourself is to rest and drink fluids. This is tricky when traveling and visiting for the holidays.
- Follow–Up Care. As with all medical procedures, both abortion procedures pose a risk to your health and safety. There are possible complications with both the abortion pill and the surgical abortion procedure. It would not be wise to be away from your own doctors and medical team after having an abortion in case there is a cause for concern of a possible complication such as, prolonged bleeding, faintness, incomplete abortion, perforation of the uterus, fever, infection, etc.
If you find yourself experiencing an unexpected pregnancy and have many plans for the holidays, get the facts.
Contact Your Options Medical today so we can help!