You may be facing an unplanned pregnancy and feel abortion is your only option. Here are some things to consider before making that appointment.
1.) Are you really pregnant?
Because pregnancy symptoms can be similar to other causes, it may be difficult to tell if you are pregnant based only on your symptoms. Crossroads offers medical-grade pregnancy tests to know for sure.
2.) Have you confirmed the pregnancy is viable?
Since 25% of pregnancies end in miscarriage, an ultrasound can tell you if the pregnancy is in the uterus, if you're in danger of an ectopic pregnancy, or if the body has already miscarried the pregnancy. Crossroads can confirm if your pregnancy is viable with an ultrasound.
3.) Do you know how far along you are?
An ultrasound can most accurately date your pregnancy. The gestational age of the pregnancy can determine the type and cost of an abortion procedure, so it's essential to have an accurate due date.
4.) Do you have an STD?
Having a sexually transmitted disease when you have an abortion can increase your risk for complications should you want to get pregnant in the future. Crossroads offers free testing and treatment for two of the most common bacterial STDs, chlamydia and gonorrhea.
5.) Do you know all of your options?
We have client advocates to talk through your choices and give you resources, so you can make the best decision for you and your pregnancy.
6.) Have you researched abortion procedures, the risks, and potential complications?
Before making any decision, learn about what happens in each procedure and potential side effects or complications.
At Crossroads, we want to help you to make the best choice for you. It's important for you to know the facts and all your options to make an informed decision. All of our services are free and confidential.