get a pre-abortion screening so you can make a confident and informed choice

Do I need a pre-abortion screening?

Do I need a pre-abortion screening?

Honestly, great question! We are glad you are here. Let me break down what a pre-abortion screening is. This form of screening is a medical evaluation and assessment specifically for women who are considering an abortion, have an abortion scheduled or have ordered the abortion pills by mail. This screening gives you, as a woman, a tool to ensure your health’s protection and access to all the information you need to move forward.

get a pre-abortion screening so you can make a confident and informed choice

What you can expect during the appointment:

Although the specific parts of the pre-abortion screening vary from location to location but here is a general of idea of what you can expect:

Medical History: Your medical history plays an important role your abortion decision. This will include reviewing any pre-existing health conditions, allergies, previous pregnancies, surgeries, or medications. 

Physical Examination: This component of your appointment is going to be looking for any factors that could influence the abortion process, this includes: weight, blood pressure, hemoglobin testing, STI testing, and other vitals.

Pregnancy Confirmation: A medical-grade pregnancy test will be given to detect HCG levels in your body. 

Ultrasound: This is one of the most important parts of the assessment. It’s crucial to know how far along you are in your pregnancy, depending on the state where you reside. An ultrasound can tell you the exact gestational age. Additionally, the ultrasound is used to determine viability versus miscarriage and to rule out an ectopic pregnancy. If you are miscarrying, have a blighted ovum or an ectopic pregnancy an abortion is not necessary for you.  

Education: A qualified medical professional will sit down with you and discuss your different options, potential risks and complications, aftercare instructions, contraception, and address any additional questions or concerns you may have. 

Informed Consent: Before you can consent to any medical procedure, including an abortion, you need to be given all of the procedural details, possible risks, and complications. This knowledge is the only way you can consent to proceed with your choice.

Scheduling a pre-abortion screening

Now that you understand the purpose of the screening, you likely recognize the value of this information as you navigate this journey. Knowledge enables us to make the right decision and ensure our health and safety are well protected. It is important to stop here and make a note that abortion laws and regulations are unique to each individual state. Additionally, in some places, there may be legal requirements for pre-abortion counseling, or mandatory waiting periods before the abortion can be performed. If you or someone you know is considering an abortion, it’s important to sit down with a qualified healthcare professional who can provide education and compassionate care, ensuring informed decision-making. 

BFR Medical is a medically accredited women’s health clinic that offers free and confidential pre-abortion screening appointments for any woman. We totally get the weight of this decision and want to make sure that you have all of the facts as you are making this decision for yourself. We believe that women should support women, call us today so we can help you walk through this decision. You’ve got this girl!

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