What Do I Need Before I Can Have an Abortion?

Before scheduling an abortion, you first need to take a pregnancy test. If your test result is positive, you’ll want to get an ultrasound to provide important information about your pregnancy:

  • To confirm accurate dating of the pregnancy?
  • To determine if there’s a fetal heartbeat.
  • To assess the risk of miscarriage.
  • To ensure the pregnancy isn’t ectopic (located outside the uterus).

You need to know the answers to all of those questions before you can get an abortion.