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It is natural to feel a flood of emotions when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. Many women panic. Some feel hopeless and trapped. Others are overwhelmed by the unknown.  It is important to have the best information available, and this is especially true when you are considering an abortion.

  1. Slow Down.  This decision is ultimately yours and no one else’s. It is common to feel overwhelmed wanting this all to go away!  The best step is to slow down and take a deep breath. Abortion is a big decision and it does not need to be made quickly.
  2.  Confirm your Pregnancy.  A Woman’s Place Medical Clinic offers free medical grade pregnancy testing to confirm that you are indeed pregnant.  A medical professional on staff will provide you with documentation that verifies your pregnancy.  You may need this for your health care provider or Medicaid. 
  3. Determine Gestational Age and Viability.  A positive pregnancy test does not ensure that your pregnancy is viable or, that it will continue. The  American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) studies reveal that anywhere from 10-25% of all clinically recognized pregnancies will end in miscarriage .We can provide a free sonogram at A Woman’s Place Medical Clinic which can determine how far along you are in your pregnancy.  This information can assist you if you are considering terminating your pregnancy. There is no reason to pay for an abortion if you are already in the process of a miscarriage.
  4. Get Tested for STI’s.  If you are considering abortion, it is important to be tested for STI’s. Having an active STI while undergoing an abortion may have a negative impact on your health. A Woman’s Place Medical Clinic offers free testing for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia— two most common STI’s which can increase your risk of PID (Pelvic Inflammatory Disease).1
  5. Educate Yourself.  We can meet with you to discuss all your options, giving you up to date and medically accurate information on abortion procedures and potential risk factors.

A Woman’s Place Medical Clinic provides all of our services free of charge.  We are a pro-woman,
non-profit, holistic health clinic. We strive to give you clarity in your pregnancy decision while caring for your body, mind and spirit. We do not benefit monetarily by your decision and will provide support to you no matter what you choose.  You are more than a number to us.  Make an appointment online today www.awomansplaceclinic.com.

Written by Lisa Burns, Clinic Manager Tarpon Springs

“Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID).” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4 June 2015, www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015/pid.htm. “Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID).” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4 June 2015, www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015/pid.htm. 1“Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID).” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 4 June 2015, www.cdc.gov/std/tg2015/pid.htm.

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