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If I'm pregnant and don't want to have the baby are there other options besides abortion? Like pills or something?

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.

Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Abortion (Definition)

In medical circles, the term abortion applies to any loss of a pregnancy before 25 weeks, such as spotaneous abortion (ie miscarrage). In non-medical circles, it refers to the termination of any pregnancy. ...Read more


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What are the different options of abortion?

What are the different options of abortion?

Medical and surgical: Abortions are medical and surgical. At different gestational ages different types of treatment can be offered. Contact md for care.

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Can you please tell me the options for a natural abortion?

Can you please tell me the options for a natural abortion?

None: Unfortunately there are no "natural" methods for inducing an abortion. Any natural method that you hear of or read about likely has not been tested rigorously by the FDA and so I highly recommend that you see a doctor for your abortion. They're safe and relatively quick.

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Can neonatal surgeons do abortions or is it an option?

Can neonatal surgeons do abortions or is it an option?

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.

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If I'm pregnant, what are the options that I can I not have the baby besides abortion.

If I'm pregnant, what are the options that I can I not have the baby besides abortion.

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.

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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

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.

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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?

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?

No, adoption better: The best thing for you to do is to find a couple who are not able to have children and adopt out your baby. An induced abortion at 5 months does not come without risks. See a Provider for this discussion.

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What abortion options are safe for a person who had a second liver transplant four years ago?

What abortion options are safe for a person who had a second liver transplant four years ago?

Your doctor: Contact your transplant center to help with these issues after liver transplant. It would not harm the transplant but should be done by a gyne familiar with liver transplant patients.

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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.

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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?

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.

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How to get abortion?

How to get abortion?

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.

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Medicine for abortion?

Yes: Yes this is possible if you are early enough.

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How is an abortion done?

Depends: On how far along you are and your medical risk factors. Medicine can be used or surgery.

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How can I do one abortion?

See a provider: You need the help of a physician. Look for a planned parenthood clinic close to you, they might be able to help or point you in the right direction.

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Is having an abortion safe?

Yes: Abortions if performed by an experienced provider has less risk than if you were a smoker and taking birth contrl pills. Safe if you are emotionally and morally prepared for the termination of the pregnancy.

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How do abortion pills work?

How do abortion pills work?

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.

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How do they do an abortion?

How do they do an abortion?

D&C: Abortion is a d and c usually. However there is a pill protocol that can induce an abortion. That is called ru 486. Please consult your doctor for all your options.