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By Heather MacGibbon
Having an abortion is an extremely individual and personaldecision. Once that decision is made, then depending on how many weeks you areinto the pregnancy you still have more decisions to consider as well.
Almost every day at Parkmed GYN women call seeking early termination of pregnancy andare surprised when we respond with – Whattype of procedure do you want? I always feel a little bad because by thetime they call they have already agonized over so many questions – but we wantto make sure that they are aware of all their options before they are here.
While most women seeking an abortion want to be asleep for the procedure and have everything supervised by thedoctor – this is not always the case. Because abortion is such a private andintimate experience some women feel strongly that they want to be in their ownhome and pass the pregnancy in a more organic way. Taking the abortion pill is similar to going through a miss carriage. While you have theadvantage of medical testing including sonogram and blood work to make sure itis safe – you go through the process of passing the pregnancy tissue at home,surrounded by those you want for support.
Using the abortion pill can help provide thistype of abortion experience in a medically safe environment. It is important tobe aware that even though the process of a medical abortion is similar to aspontaneous miscarriage it is still considered an abortion procedure in termsof your medical history.
At Parkmed we make sure that you areinformed of all you need to know before you take the first medication of theprocess. Our board certified doctors willsit with you and discuss the pros and cons of the non-surgical procedure tomake sure you are healthy enough to do this at home and are mentally prepared.