If you’re considering abortion in Ohio, you’re not alone! The compassionate team of medical professionals at Richland Pregnancy Services is here to help you make an informed and empowered decision!
The first step is to confirm your pregnancy. Richland Pregnancy Services provides free medical-grade pregnancy tests and ultrasounds to determine how far along you are in your pregnancy and whether or not the pregnancy is developing properly inside the uterus.
Having this information will inform your abortion options going forward.
Next, be informed about the different types of abortion and their associated risks.
In a surgical abortion, a suction device is used to remove the embryo from the uterus through the vagina. This procedure is performed at an abortion clinic and you are sent home the same day. However, if complications arise, you may need to go to the emergency room to receive treatment.
Although it’s referred to as a pill (singular), the abortion pill actually consists of two pills: mifepristone and misoprostol.
Mifepristone is taken first, usually in a clinic. This medication cuts the supply of the hormone progesterone to the embryo, which is needed to maintain the pregnancy. Without a steady supply of progesterone, the embryo stops growing. Misoprostol is taken 24-48 hours later at home. This medication causes the uterus to contract and expel the embryo, which ends the pregnancy.
Get the unbiased medical information needed to make a fully informed decision for your unexpected pregnancy at Richland Pregnancy Services! We’re happy to answer all of your questions!
It’s crucial to get tested for STDs regularly, as many don’t have obvious symptoms. Additionally, STDs can increase your risk of developing a post-abortive infection.
Richland Pregnancy Services provides free STD testing and treatment so you can protect your health!
Our compassionate team is ready to serve you. Get the facts you need and the care you deserve at Richland Pregnancy Services! Give us a call at (419) 522-8862 or schedule your appointment online today!
Please be aware that Richland Pregnancy Services does not provide or refer for abortion services.
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