Abortion DecisionsAre you seeking an abortion in Colorado Springs? Perhaps you have found out you are pregnant and have questions about your options. If so, we invite you to come into the Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center and let us answer your questions. It is very important that you have all the information you need to make an informed decision about your pregnancy and your baby. Before undergoing any medical procedure, you have a right to know the potential risks and side effects.
Evaluate the Risks
The risks and side effects of abortion vary from woman to woman. The following physical complications are possible for 2-4 weeks following an abortion: abdominal pain and cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, spotting and bleeding, infection, sexual difficulties, sexual pain, damage to the cervix, infection, perforation of the uterus, and scarring of the uterus.
There are also emotional side effects of having an abortion. Many women who come to us for aftercare at one of our pregnancy centers report emotional side effects after having an abortion. Many who have had abortions feel regret or guilt, grief, an increased tendency for anger, rage, or violence. Some also struggle with loneliness and relationship issues following the loss of their baby. Others report feelings of depression, anxiety, and even thoughts of suicide. These are all valid emotions that follow an abortion and it is essential that women who have aborted find help and healing.
Understand the Abortion Procedure
There are several types of abortion procedures and you should be informed about the exact procedure you will be having.
The two general categories of abortions are medical and surgical:
- Medical abortion - The mother is given medicine based on how far along she is in her pregnancy. Plan B or the "Morning after Pill" can be administered if the mother is within 72 hours of conception. Up to 9 weeks, RU-486 can be given to deprive the baby of necessary nutrients.
- Surgical abortions - These procedures include Suction Aspiration or Curettage, Dilation and Curettage, Dilation and Evacuation, Medical Induction, Dilation and Extraction, as well as several other procedures. Each of these procedures include risks to the mother - physical and emotional.
Understand your options
Remember that abortion is a choice. Don't let anyone force you into the procedure. Make an informed decision based on what is best for you and your baby.
Make an appointment and let's discuss your options. When making a decision about abortion, each woman needs to consider the risks and side effects that others have experienced, those who have walked the journey before them. Contact our office today to find a listening ear and someone to discuss the options with you. Sometimes life requires that we make hard choices and it is always good to have someone to listen and share guidance. We're here to help you and the baby's father make the decision that is best for you and your child.
All services at the Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center are free of charge and confidential. Our services are available in Spanish and English, so call our office for more information 719-591-2724.