A pregnancy can be difficult to face for some people, but talking to someone about your fears and concerns can bring more clarity and confidence into making an informed decision. Our advocates and nurses provide education on medical facts, including abortion.


A pre-termination evaluation is necessary before any pregnancy decision.

  • First, we need to confirm your pregnancy is viable. 31% of pregnancies end on their own. Since a positive pregnancy test cannot medically confirm your pregnancy will even continue, we need to perform an ultrasound to confirm viability and find out how far along you are in your pregnancy. This can only be confirmed through an ultrasound.

  • It is important for you to be screened for STDs, for your reproductive wellness, both now and in the future. We collect urine to screen for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea.

  • . Another important thing you need to know is that if you are to have a termination procedure with an untreated STD, it can increase your risk of contracting Pelvic Inflammatory Disease by 25%. This will affect your health and could your reproductive wellness.

  • To make your appointment call us today at 608-348-5787



Types of Abortions

  1. Medical Abortions

  2. Aspiration

  3. Dilation & Evacuation



Is abortion safe?* 


8 Documented Physical Risks

  • Heavy Bleeding - Some bleeding is normal after an abortion.  However, there is a risk for severe heavy bleeding, also known as hemorrhaging. This can be caused by complications during or following the abortion procedure.

  • Incomplete Abortion - This occurs when fetal tissue is left in the uterus after an abortion. This may cause a severe infection and may require another surgical procedure.  

  • Infection - Retained fetal tissue and insertions of instruments may lead to an infection. Some infections can be life-threatening.

  • Organ Damage - The cervix is at risk for tears, cuts and may be punctured during the procedure. This may cause excessive bleeding and the need for surgical repair.  

  • Emboli - Clots may form in the bloodstream. When these clots break off and travel its known as an “emboli”. This could be a life-threatening event.  

  • Anesthesia Complications - Some people may have adverse or allergic reactions to the medications given locally (as a numbing agent), sedatives and pain medications. All forms of anesthetics can have different degrees of severity of an adverse event.  

  • Rh Sensitization - All pregnant women should be tested to determine the Rh factor of their blood. Every person's blood is either Rh positive or Rh negative. If your blood is Rh negative you should receive an injection of Rhogam to prevent the formation of antibodies that may harm current or future pregnancies.  

  • Death - In extreme cases, abortion could lead to death.   

*Before You Decide. (2016). Is Abortion Safe? Before You Decide Magazine, 20-21.


Always let someone know when you have a procedure or take medication that can lead to bleeding. This could make the difference between life and death.


After Abortion Care*

  • Drink lots of fluids - water, milk, juice, sports drinks. Consider eliminating or limiting carbonated beverages for a few days to prevent the risk of gas build-up.

  • Take a daily vitamin and choose healthy foods, to aid your body in recovery.

  • Limit vigorous exercise for up to two weeks.

  • Do not insert anything into your vagina for a minimum of two weeks - this means no sex, no tampons, etc.

  • If you develop a fever, extreme tenderness, or notice red streaks and/or heat in your breast, call your doctor immediately.  

*White Oak Women's Center. (2018). Pregnancy Confirmation. Retrieved from White Oak Women's Center: http://whiteoakwomenscenter.com/our-services/pregnancy-confirmation/


For more information on the physical effects of abortion, please make an appointment.  


*We do not benefit from your decision in any way, shape, or form. We are here to educate you.


We want you to feel equipped to make an informed decision, whatever that may be. Please call to schedule a pre-termination evaluation today at 608-348-5787.



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