Abortion Risks

& Side Effects

Abortion Risks

& Side Effects

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Whether you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, have questions about abortion, or need treatment for an STD, we are here for you.
Call us at (330) 264-5880 or make an appointment online.

Before you have any elective procedure it’s important to know the potential impacts it could have on your body and future health.  Risks and side effects vary by the type of procedure and how far along you are.
Abortion pill risks include:

  • Sustained fever, severe abdominal pain, prolonged heavy bleeding, or fainting
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort, or general malaise (“feeling sick,” including weakness, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, with or without fever)

In-Clinic Surgical Abortion Risks Include:

  • heavy bleeding
  • incomplete abortion
  • infection
  • organ damage
  • emboli (blood clot, air bubble, fatty deposit, or other object which has been carried in the bloodstream to lodge in a vessel or in the lung)
  • anesthesia complications
  • Rh sensitization
  • In extreme cases, death.

The later term abortions carry the highest risks.   A medical professional is available to discuss with you in further detail these procedures and potential short and long-term risks.

What Are The Potential Future Risks?

There is evidence of emotional, relational and even spiritual risks following an abortion procedure. Most women say they initially felt relief and looked forward to their lives returning to normal. But some women report negative emotions after abortion, that linger, unresolved. For others, problems related to their abortion emerge months or even years later.

After abortion, most women are able to become pregnant again.  However, abortion may increase the risk of complications that can impact future pregnancies and the health of future children.  Below are a few of the potential risks on future pregnancies and children:

  • Pre-Term Birth
  • Low Birth Weight
  • Placenta Previa

To learn more about emotional risks after abortion, check out our After Abortion Care page, or make an appointment to talk with someone at the Pregnancy Care Center about your options.

Abortion Reversal

If you have taken the first dose of the abortion pill (RU486 mifepristone) and are experiencing doubts about your abortion, it may be possible to reverse your abortion. Every hour since your first dose of the abortion pill matters, so it’s important to call the Abortion Reversal Hotline at 877-558-0333 or an OB provider as soon as possible.

The Pregnancy Care Center does not perform or refer for abortions.

Are you considering abortion?

Are you unsure of your options?  Our medical professionals will answer your questions in a caring and confidential way.

abortion risks

Are you considering abortion?

Are you unsure of your options?  Our medical professionals will answer your questions in a caring and confidential way.

What others are saying about Pregnancy Care Center of Wayne County

I absolutely loved my visit. Everyone was very nice and helpfu.l I couldn't ask for a better person for an ultrasound tech. I will definitely keep in touch with them!
Crystal W.
The staff cared and explained and answered my questions fully, I am grateful for your staff and resources.
Sarah A.
Amazing, helpful, loving people.... love going not only for the support by the awesome staff, but also for the teachings and opportunities to earn nice things for my baby while learning ways to better take care of him and be a better parent.
Alea M.

What others are saying about Pregnancy Care Center of Wayne County

I absolutely loved my visit. Everyone was very nice and helpfu.l I couldn't ask for a better person for an ultrasound tech. I will definitely keep in touch with them!
Crystal W.
The staff cared and explained and answered my questions fully, I am grateful for your staff and resources.
Sarah A.
Amazing, helpful, loving people.... love going not only for the support by the awesome staff, but also for the teachings and opportunities to earn nice things for my baby while learning ways to better take care of him and be a better parent.
Alea M.

Questions & Answers

Walk-ins are welcome; however, it is best to make an appointment to minimize your office wait time, please call us at 330.264.5880, or schedule an appointment online.

Our professional medical-grade lab quality pregnancy test can determine pregnancy the first day after your first missed period. We recommend you make an appointment if you have missed a period, have any pregnancy related questions, or think you might be pregnant.

After completing paperwork, you will meet with our medical professionals to go over your information and a pregnancy test will be administered. With a positive pregnancy test result, we will then confirm a living, intrauterine pregnancy via an ultrasound.

All our services are provided free of charge.

All you need is photo ID. If receiving a pregnancy test or limited ultrasound you will need to drink plenty of water to ensure you have a full bladder.

Absolutely, you can bring your boyfriend, family member or friend. We will talk with you privately first. Then provided you have given us consent to have them in the room, your guest will be able to join you.

We adhere to a strict privacy and confidentiality policy. Clients will be protected from disclosure of information that violates their right to privacy except where required by law, required for public health reasons, required to avert a threat of harm to the client or a third person, or when other circumstances may reasonably warrant such use or disclosure without prior authorization (e.g., abuse reporting, suicide/homicide prevention, etc.)

Call 330 264-5880  or Text 330 294-9649