Before You Decide
Looking for information about taking an abortion pill or different types of abortion procedures?
Make an appointment today to learn more about the types of abortion by trimester, determine how far along you are, and talk to one of our client advocates about your options.
Abortion providers offer both medical and surgical abortions. The types of abortion that may be available depend on factors such as how far along a woman is in her pregnancy and what kinds of procedures an abortion provider offers.
Types of Abortion
Medication abortion, also called the abortion pill, can be taken within the first 10 weeks (70 days) of pregnancy. The pill ( two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol) is taken in two doses, one at a doctor’s office or clinic, and the other at home.
There are several types of surgical abortions. Suction aspiration, also called suction curettage, or vacuum aspiration abortion, is performed during the first 6 to 16 weeks gestation. Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) is another type of procedure typically done in later weeks. Both types have risks and side-effects that greatly vary depending on your gestation and health.
>> If you are considered late-term and are still considering an abortion, make an appointment with New Hope today to talk about your options.
Make an appointment to learn more about abortion pills and procedures. New Hope does not perform or refer for abortions.
Pre-Abortion Checklist >>
Are You Really Pregnant?
There are many reasons you may have a positive home test.
Before making any decisions, know for sure you are pregnant and that the pregnancy is viable.
It’s important to determine if the pregnancy is normal and if you are at risk for a natural miscarriage or ectopic (tubal) pregnancy to prevent any complications.
How Far Along Are You?
Abortion costs vary and depend on how far along you are, where you get a medical abortion or the type of abortion procedure. Most clinics require an ultrasound confirmation.
Make an appointment for a free ultrasound today to determine how far along you are and what options are available to you.
Do You Have a Risk of Infection?
Not all abortion providers provide testing for STIs or STDs.
Ruling out or treating an STI or STD is important because infections or serious complications can occur if the STD/STI isn’t treated before you undergo an abortion procedure.
Have You Discussed Long-Term Effects?
Learn about any potential side-effects of medical or surgical abortions and how they relate to your physical and mental health by coming to New Hope and talking with a client advocate.
Your health and safety are our top priorities.
We also can provide you with doctor referrals if needed.