Are you overwhelmed by the thought of making a pregnancy decision? You are not alone. Many women have been right where you are. Understanding all your options is key to making a clear and confident decision for your future.
How Does Abortion Work?
Abortion is a major medical decision that can affect you physically and mentally. How far along you are in pregnancy will determine what potential abortion procedures you qualify for.
Medical Abortion (The Abortion Pill)
Also called the abortion pill, medical abortion is only done
in the first trimester within 72 days of conception and consists of two different drugs that work to terminate a pregnancy. Mifepristone blocks the hormone progesterone, causing the lining of the uterus to thin and preventing the embryo from growing.
The second drug, misoprostol, is next, which causes the uterus to contract and remove the embryo through the vagina.
Typically done in the second trimester of pregnancy, a surgical abortion is a more invasive type of abortion. With surgical abortion, medication dilates (opens) the cervix, and instruments remove the contents of the pregnancy from the uterus.
Common risks of surgical abortion include:
- Perforation of the uterus
- Damage to the cervix
- Scar tissue on the uterine wall
What is Adoption Like?
Placing your child for adoption doesn’t change the fact that you are a mother and will always be one. Adoption is simply another way to parent. As the expectant mother or birth mom, you can choose who you want to raise your child.
There are options when it comes to adoption. The three types are open, closed, or semi-open adoption. They vary based on how much contact you want with your child and the adoptive family. The choice is yours.
With open or semi-open adoption, you have the confidence of knowing your child is loved and well cared for. Your child has the benefit of knowing their biological family and learning about their heritage. They realize more than one mom and dad love them.
If you wish to remain anonymous, choose a closed adoption. The courts seal the adoption records, and you won’t have further contact.
Making an adoption plan is not easy, but it is one of the most loving and selfless things you could ever do. It means you are thinking about your child’s needs first and planning a better future for them.
We’re Here For You
Please contact Hopeline PRC to schedule an appointment and discuss your abortion and adoption options. If you would like to talk with an adoption specialist, we will gladly give you referrals too.