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When is it the latest to have an abortion?

When is it the latest to have an abortion?

Depends on state: Usually abortions can be carried out before 16-20 weeks gestation (time after last menstrual period). While some states Prohibit abortions after 24-26 weeks, due to viability of the fetus, there may be extenuating circumstances. Given you age of 15, you need to get advice now. While you may be terrified to tell you parents, you need to find someone you can trust to explain options for you. Now. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more


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When is the latest to get an abortion legally?

When is the latest to get an abortion legally?

Varies by state: It varies from state to state, usually to around 20 weeks: try www.Plannedparenthood.Org as a resource, you should be able to get help with california's laws there. Good luck. ...Read more

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Whats the latest you can have an abortion in maryland?

Whats the latest you can have an abortion in maryland?

Depends on reason: There appears to be no set gestational age limit for having an abortion in maryland. An internet search shows an abortion is legal if done before the fetus is viable (usually before 24 wks), or at anytime when abortion is necessary to protect the life or health of the woman, or if the fetus has a serious genetic defect or abnormality. If needed, one can ask a local maryland ob-gyn to confirm this. ...Read more

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What is the latest to get an abortion and be safe?

Earlier is better: As a genral rule the earlier the safer, after 12 weeks is a big jump from under 12 weeks. Laws also vary from state to state, usually up to around 20 weeks: try www.Plannedparenthood.Org as a resource, you should be able to get help with your state's laws there. Good luck. ...Read more

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When is the latest a pregnant woman can get an abortion?

When is the latest a pregnant woman can get an abortion?

Depends on method: Usually first trimester abortions can be safely done up to 14 weeks gestation. Abortions at 16 to 18 weeks are far more complicated. Many states consider a 20+ week pregnancy a"birth event" and abortions are generally not done at that time unless to save a mother in exceptional circumstances. ...Read more

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Isnt it true that when women have an abortion in the first trimester the fetus isn't really developed. Yet?

Isnt it true that when women have an abortion in the first trimester the fetus isn't really developed. Yet?

Depends: This depends on when you believe life starts. Some say it is at conception when the egg and sperm join. Some say it is at about 24 weeks pregnant when the baby has a chance at surviving if it were born. Others say it is not until birth. This is a true ethical debate. ...Read more

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If someone got an abortion is it possible for that person to have pregnancy complications in the future?

If someone got an abortion is it possible for that person to have pregnancy complications in the future?

Very Unlikely: Modern abortion care does not effect a womans ability to conceive or carry a pregnancy. Some doctors still believe that abortions in the presence of infection may lead to scar tissue in the uterus, but today this is so rare it is almost non-existant. Most complicated pregnancies have to do with prematurity or blood pressure problems which have nothing to do with a prior abortion. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have an appendectomy in 2nd trimester of pregnancy? What is the success rate? Do they calm the fetus down prior to the procedure.

Is it safe to have an appendectomy in 2nd trimester of pregnancy? What is the success rate? Do they calm the fetus down prior to the procedure.

Overall yes but: Any surgical procedure, ideally , should wait until after the baby is born. Surgery, even simple surgery, carries risks to both the mom and fetus. However, if the appendectomy is truly needed then proceed. ...Read more

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In the case of an unplanned pregnancy, how safe is the abortion pill? I have heard horror stories. The earlier in the pregnancy is it easier to do?

Abortion: Medical abortion is quite safe and effective if done under medical supervision and early in pregnancy, usually not later than 7-8 weeks. Contact your local planned parenthood clinic if there is one near you , if not speak to your gynecologist. Good luck! ...Read more

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Does previously having an abortion make it difficult for some to conceive in the future?

Typically no.: Unless you have a rare complication from your abortion [such as asherman's syndrome (scarring of your uterine lining), or uterine rupture from instrumentation during d&c] your fertility should not be affected. ...Read more

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I had to have a c-section with my first child due to failure to progress, is there any hope for a vbac or is my body just not made to deliver a baby vaginally?

I had to have a c-section with my first child due to failure to progress, is there any hope for a vbac or is my body just not made to deliver a baby vaginally?

Check with OB: If you went through labor before your first, your OB must have thought you could have a regular delivery. Your health & status with subsequent pregnancies & the projected size of baby may allow a vbac, but i would only do so in a facility capable of immediately taking you to surgery if problems arose during your attempt. Many try & are successful.Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have an abortion and the test to still read positive?

Yes: The pregnancy test could take a couple weeks to become negative after the end of a pregnancy. If it stays positive for more than 3 or 4 weeks there may be a problem and you should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a natural birth after the first child was c-section?

Is it possible to have a natural birth after the first child was c-section?

Yes ,but ? natural ?: If your question is about vaginal birth,that may be possible unless something about your body led to the c-section in the first place. It happens a lot under closely monitored conditions.You wouldn't want to try it at home because you would be at higher risk of needing a CS.Most delivering hospitals would monitor your progress in labor but have an operating room available if you needed it. ...Read more

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Is it too late to have an amniocentesis in the 3rd trimester?

Is it too late to have an amniocentesis in the 3rd trimester?

No: It is easier to do amnio in the third trimester when amniotic fluid is abundant. Uses of third trimester amnio include testing fetal maturity (surfactant, other levels) to time delivery when there are complications (e.g., maternal pre-eclampsia). Use for genetic testing may allow preparation for a severe disorder (e.g., fetal trisomy 18) without options for pregnancy termination. ...Read more

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I know no pregnancy is the same. Is this the same for a person's reaction to the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

I know no pregnancy is the same. Is this the same for a person's reaction to the mirena (levonorgestrel)?

Yes!: The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD will cause different reactions/side effects (or none at all) in different people. It has the same effect of decreasing the chance of pregnancy, that is constant, but amount of bleeding, cramping, and frequency of periods will all vary individually. ...Read more