Frequently Asked Questions

What Are the Risks of Abortion?

Risks come with both medical and surgical abortion. Some risks that occur after taking the abortion pill (medical abortion) include the following:

  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Digestive system discomfort
  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work

Though there are multiple types of surgical abortion procedures, they share similar physical risks, including:

  • Perforation of the uterus (when a surgical instrument pokes a hole in the uterus)
  • Damage to the cervix
  • Scar tissue on the uterine wall
  • Infection
  • Excessive bleeding

Contact us to get the facts about abortion and better understand your unique pregnancy details. We’re here to listen to your pregnancy situation and help you make a clear decision for your future.

Am I Really Pregnant?

Think you’re pregnant after having unprotected sex? Signs of pregnancy can vary for each woman. The Mayo Clinic shares these common pregnancy symptoms:

  • Missed period
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Frequent urination
  • Fatigue
  • Tender, swollen breasts
  • Mood swings
  • Bloating

It’s vital to begin pregnancy confirmation with a medical-grade pregnancy test. We offer them free and confidentially at Hands of Hope PRC. We’re here for you!

Do I Need an Ultrasound?

We highly recommend not skipping an ultrasound to safeguard your health and confirm your pregnancy to determine the pregnancy options available to you. It’s actually an essential step for three reasons:

  • An ultrasound tells you how far along you are (gestational age)
  • An ultrasound tells you where your pregnancy is located (whether it’s located in the uterus or you are experiencing a potential ectopic pregnancy)
  • An ultrasound tells you if your pregnancy is viable (has a heartbeat & is a growing pregnancy)

Schedule a free initial appointment with us today to get started on your path to clarity. Be informed so you can make a confident choice for your future.

Are Your Services Free?

Yes, we offer free and confidential services and support because we care! Our priority is to support you to the best of our ability, and finances are one of them.