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Other Options Besides Abortion
If I'm pregnant and don't want to have the baby are there other options besides abortion? Like pills or something?
Yes: If a woman in early pregnancy wants to abort, her ob-gyn dr. Can help. Early abortions use pills to cause an abortion. If she is a teen, then she should talk with her parents or another trusted adult. Almost all parents want the best for their daughters, and are helpful in such situations. Laws can vary by state. Even in early pregnancy, the baby is alive, so think of all options before aborting. ...Read more
None: As of now, these are the only two options. ...Read more
Option: All physicians have an option as to wether they get involved in abortions. It is not a requirement for the profession. Some choose to have nothing to do with it, while others feel it is their ethical duty to provide the service to needy mothers. ...Read more
Adoption: You should be able to talk with your OB about specifics, and get put in touch with an appropriate adoption agency. They may want you to have a psych eval as routine part of process to be sure no conflicting issues since once released, you can't change your decision. ...Read more
When's the earliest you can tell if you are pregnant? And what are the options to not carry on with the pregnancy e.g abortion
2 weeks, 2 options: A home pregnancy test will reliably turn positive about 2 weeks after conception, around the same time you'll be missing your period. There can still be false negatives at this time though, so a repeat 2 weeks later can be helpful. A pregnancy can be aborted medically (using the mifepristone + misoprostol pill) or later on can be aborted with a surgical procedure through the vagina/cervix. ...Read more
Good morning Iam 5months pregnant and im not ready for the kid now and I do not want to do abortion. What other option do I have? As I have read about natural miscarriage, will that be possible at this stage?
Several things: Optons like these are best deterimed by a thorough evaluation by your physician. Based on his/her findings, a treatment plan can be developed to help you. ...Read more
I am 5 weeks pregnant and I was checking for options for abortion. I am confused to choose between medical and surgical. Need help.
GYN monitoring: Consult with your GYN for the best alrenatives for you. ...Read more
PCOS on low dose bc for 2 years but still having cysts. Abortion 6 years ago Ask gyn for different bc? Other options?
My wife got pregnant, in her ultra-sonogram report says she's 5, 6 weeks pregnant, so is there a medicine that can help me or abortion is only option?
Medicine is availabl: Assuming that your wife agrees that termination of pregnancy is apprropriate, medicine can be used to end an early pregnancy without a surgical procedure. She would consult a provider and be given instructions on how to take pills and what to expect then. Birth control thereafter would seem best to avoid repitition. ...Read more
Which abortion option is best for me I am 7 weeks pregnant and what are the risks of carrying the baby as I had my first baby through c section?
Pregnancy options: Abortion options at 7 weeks include both medical (pills) and surgical options. The previous C/section will probably require a second one if you desire to go full term with the pregnancy. The 2nd C/S is not very risky in a good OB surgeons hands, although there may be some adhesions of tissue stuck together. The other risks to the pregnancy are no different than any other such as genetic or comps. ...Read more
Depend on baby's age: The medicine is by prescription, so a woman goes to her Ob-Gyn doctor (or a women's clinic) to be evaluated for it. Whether or not medicine can be used also depends on the age of the baby fetus (the number of weeks pregnant). The doctor will talk with the patient to be sure that the patient is making a good permanent decision, because abortion is a hard decision for any woman to make. ...Read more
Interrupts hormones: Mifepristone (aka ru 486) works by interrupting the pregnancy hormones which support the growth of the growing fetus and placenta. About 48 hours later, another medicine called Misoprostol is taken to help expel the pregnancy. This type of abortion is best done prior to 7 weeks, although sometime can be used even later up to 9 weeks. ...Read more
Depends: For abortions done prior to 12 weeks of pregnancy, strong pain relievers or a light anesthetic may be used. If you do experience discomfort during the dilation of the cervix or actual scrapping of the uterus, it will be similar to a strong menstrual cramp. After the procedure, you may experience light cramping for a day. If this persists or worsens contact your doctor for re-evaluation. ...Read more
What can I tell you?: Here are some good websites: www. Prochoice. Org and www. Plannedparenthood. Org and if you want data about statistics check www. Guttmacher. Org or feel free to reply or ask a more specific question if you need info. ...Read more
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