Pregnant? Or think you are pregnant? Are you wondering what to do next and what to expect? It’s good you’re looking to find out. Figuring out what to do with an unexpected pregnancy is hard and should be handled with time, consideration, and care.


What should you do before

First, you should confirm you are pregnant and not getting a false reading. The best way to do this is by a lab-quality pregnancy test. In addition to this, you also should get a sonogram.


Second, the sonogram will be able to rule out a miscarriage. The likelihood of miscarrying is relatively high. In fact, according to March of Dimes, as many as half of pregnancies end in miscarriage. Don’t know where to go to get a pregnancy test and sonogram? Why not come to us at Real Options? We offer both at no cost!


Third, counseling is always encouraged, and some states require pre-abortion counseling. Before making any major decision, seeking out unbiased non-judgmental counselors is always wise. We also offer this at Real Options.


Fourth, learn about the abortion pill. Here are some things to keep in mind:


  • The abortion pill is actually two pills. The first pill stops the pregnancy from growing. The second pill eliminates the pregnancy tissue from the uterus.


  • Timeframe: you can take the abortion pill up to 10 weeks of pregnancy. But to find how far along you are, you will need a sonogram.


What to expect during

During the abortion pill, you can expect heavy cramping and bleeding. Some women will experience nausea and vomiting. Other women have had a fever, but you should seek immediate care if your fever persists after 24 hours.


Heavy cramping and bleeding should subside anywhere from 4-8 hours, but it is not uncommon for it to continue over the next several days following the abortion pill.


What to expect after

Because each woman is different side effects will vary. Women can go through a range of emotions from relief to deep depression. Most women experience more challenging emotions years later. Your body should physically feel back to normal anywhere from six to eight weeks after the abortion; again, this varies for each woman. Some have felt back to normal sooner.


Before you decide right now, why not get checked out to see if you are, in fact, pregnant and that your body is not preparing for a miscarriage. At Real Options, we are here for you. Our services are free because we want to alleviate an already stressful situation. We treat all our patients with the utmost care and compassion. You deserve that! So why wait? Make an appointment online or call/text us at 972.440.0167.

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