How Early Can I Get an Abortion?

When you suspect you’re pregnant, logic and clarity go right out the window. You may want kids, but maybe this isn’t when you want them. There is no way to prepare for an unexpected or untimely pregnancy. But when the stick turns pink, there’s somewhere you can go to get answers: Willowbrook Women’s Center. 

Pregnancy Signs

There are a variety of symptoms you may experience before you take a pregnancy test. You may have missed your period, felt extra tired, been moody, gassy, nauseous, or felt like you had to pee every few minutes. All of these symptoms separately can be caused by a host of other things, but put together, they often point to early signs of pregnancy. In fact, there are quite a few symptoms for early pregnancy that can often be dismissed as “just not feeling good.” If you suspect you’re pregnant, an at-home pregnancy test can help put your mind at ease, unless it says, “pregnant.”

First Steps

So now what? Before panic sets in, you should know that a positive pregnancy test can be false. It’s not frequent, but if the test is expired or isn’t administered properly, it can lead to a false positive. The only way to confirm a viable pregnancy is to have an ultrasound. In fact, 33 percent of all pregnancies naturally terminate before the twentieth week.  Or you may have an ectopic pregnancy which means the embryo implanted in the fallopian tubes instead of in the uterus. This requires immediate medical attention to remove.

When Can I Have an Abortion?

Depending on how far along the pregnancy is, there are several different abortion methods. Though not recommended, both medical and surgical abortions could be performed without confirming a pregnancy. Checking pregnancy placement and viability would be your first step in determining if abortion is an option.  

Why Willowbrook?

Willowbrook Women’s Center provides a pre-abortion screening and accurate, unbiased pregnancy and abortion information at no cost. We know how confusing and tempting it can be to hide from the truth when you’re hurting, but we help equip and guide you through your decision-making process, so you can feel comfortable and empowered in your decision. You have nothing to lose with your pre-abortion screening from Willowbrook Women’s Center. If you’re looking for answers and don’t know where to go or who to trust, make your free and confidential appointment today.

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