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At Real Options, we understand that life doesn’t always turn out the way you thought it would. Our compassionate staff of nurses, sonographers, and patient advocates are here to provide information that will allow you to make a confident decision.

When thinking about abortion a sonogram is your first step

Most people may not realize it, but up to 25% of all pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage. A sonogram is the best way to know if your body is preparing for a miscarriage. It’s also the best way to know how far along you are in the pregnancy. Many abortion procedure options are determined by this information. Schedule a free consultation today to get answers and feel empowered to make this decision that is right for you!

Here are some recent questions others are asking

Do I need an ultrasound before an abortion?

Getting an ultrasound before an abortion is recommended because you will need to determine the gestational age of your pregnancy to know what type of abortion you need and verify your pregnancy. An ultrasound can determine if your body is preparing for a miscarriage.

What tests are done before an abortion?

You should have a pregnancy test as well as STI/STD testing and treatment.

What happens during an abortion?

This depends on the type of abortion you get. If you get a medical abortion, you will be taking two different medications. One pill stops the pregnancy, and the other pill expels the pregnancy tissue from your body.

If you get a surgical abortion, a doctor must insert a speculum to examine your uterus. Your cervix will be stretched open with dilators either before or during the procedure. Next, the doctor will insert a tube through the cervix into the uterus, which is attached to a suction device. This will empty the uterus.

Do abortions hurt?

Pain and discomfort levels vary from woman to woman. Some women experience the physical side effect of severe cramping, fever, vomiting, chills, etc.

Additionally, some of the emotional and psychological side effects don’t always present themselves until much later.

How long does the pain last after an abortion?

You can expect to experience light to heavy vaginal bleeding accompanied by cramping for about two weeks. However, if you continue to have bleeding and cramping for more than two weeks, you should seek medical attention.

What are the side effects of an abortion?
  • Intense cramping
  • Bleeding heavier than a period
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Headaches
  • Mild fever
  • Hot flashes
  • Chills

More severe side effects, which need medical attention:

  • An allergic reaction to the medication
  • Infection
  • An incomplete abortion
  • Severe pain
  • Fever
  • Passing clots for two or more hours that are equal or larger than the size of a lemon
  • Strong smelling vaginal discharge
  • Excessive bleeding, using two or more pads in an hour

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Our services are provided to clients without regard to age, race, income, nationality, religious affiliation, disability, or other arbitrary circumstances. Real Options does not believe in profiting off of your decision, thus we do not provide or refer for abortion services. 

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