What Are the Risks of Abortion?

Abortion, Uncategorized
This woman is thinking about the risks of abortion.

In this blog we want to share the common risks of abortion and what to expect from abortion. Many women don’t know what they are getting into when moving forward with abortion. But you deserve to know the facts.

Here at BsideU for Life, we care about women and that’s why we offer free pregnancy services and support so you feel sure about your next step.

Common Risks of Abortion

There are two main types of abortion: medication abortion and surgical abortion. Each works to end an existing pregnancy through a series of medications or through surgery. With both types of abortion come serious risks. 

Risks of Medication Abortion

There are two abortion drugs involved in medication abortion, Mifepristone and Misoprostol. It’s important to know that only women 10 weeks pregnant or earlier are eligible for this type of abortion. The risks of these two drugs include…

  • Incomplete abortion (may need to be followed by surgical abortion)
  • An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding

Risks of Surgical Abortion

The two most common types of surgical abortion are aspiration abortions and a D&E (Dilation and Evacuation) abortion procedure. The type of surgical abortion procedure you receive depends on how far along you are, only known through an ultrasound. The risks of surgical abortion include…

  • Damage to the womb or cervix
  • Uterine perforation (accidentally putting a hole in the uterus with one of the instruments used)
  • Excessive bleeding
  • Infection of the uterus or fallopian tubes
  • Scarring of the inside of the uterus
  • Not removing all of the tissue, requiring another procedure

Make Sure You’re Pregnant

It’s crucial to your health that you confirm your pregnancy before making a final pregnancy decision, even after taking an at-home pregnancy test. A lab-quality pregnancy test and ultrasound will give you vital details to help you take the next step in your journey.

Schedule a free and confidential pregnancy confirmation appointment with us to be sure. We can also help answer your questions about any pregnancy options. We are here for you!