Abortion Information

I’m Considering Abortion

The first question you may have is, “Am I really pregnant?”. We can help you answer that question through our lab-certified pregnancy test and ultrasound services. Our center is here to help you confirm your pregnancy and to look at your particular situation and health factors. Once your pregnancy is confirmed with a positive pregnancy test and ultrasound, you can then start thinking about your next steps.

If you’re not sure if you’re pregnant, call our Center today at (850)515-0334. We’ll schedule an appointment for your free pregnancy test at your convenience, and we’ll also talk to you about your pregnancy options and what your next steps could be. While considering the abortion option, it is important to know the gestational age of your baby to evaluate the types of abortion available to you. Our limited ultrasounds can reliably determine the exact gestational age.

What Are the Different Types of Abortion Procedures?

We believe it is every woman’s right to be well informed about all of her pregnancy options. If you are considering an abortion, we recommend you know and understand the different procedures and any possible health risks to you so that you can make the best decision for your future. Below are the most common abortion procedures and their possible health risks. We are here to listen to your thoughts and would love to talk with you more about this option and answer any questions you may have.

If you think you only have one option available to you, contact us. We will listen to your needs and help you come up with options that are best for you. We exist for just this moment.

Methods used before fourteen weeks gestation from last menstrual period:

  • RU486, Mifepristone: (Abortion Pill) - Within 10 weeks
  • Manual Vacuum Aspiration
  • Dilation a Suction Curettag

Methods used at fourteen weeks gestation and after:

  • Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)

What Are the Medical Risks of Abortion?

The risk of complications for the woman increases with each week of pregnancy.

  • Pelvic Infection (Sepsis)
  • Incomplete Abortion
  • Cut or Torn Cervix
  • Bleeding
  • Perforation of the Wall of the Womb
  • Anesthesia-Related Complications
  • Allergic Reactions to Medications
  • Pain and Discomfort
  • Infection, Fever, Nausea, Vomiting and Shortness of Breath 

What Are the Mental Risks of Abortion?

Along with physical risks, abortion can also lead to mental and psychological side-effects. Some of the most common psychological effects of abortion include:

  • Mild to severe depression.
  • Feelings of guilt.
  • Feelings of grief or loss.
  • Insecurity over your decision.
  • Relationship problems with your significant other or family members, especially if they encouraged you to go through with the abortion.
  • Suicidal thoughts and feelings

    While we don't provide or refer for abortions, we have valuable information that may be helpful to you as you consider this option. At the Pregnancy Resource Center of Navarre, you can explore all your options with a non-judgmental, caring peer counselor and receive a free lab-certified pregnancy test and limited ultrasound to confirm your pregnancy and determine the gestational age of your baby. Our staff is trained to help you discover the resources, support and Information that are important to you.