How Long After Sex Until a Pregnancy Test Is Accurate?

To get an accurate pregnancy test result, you need to wait until a couple of days after your missed period. Your body needs time to build up the pregnancy hormone, hCG. If hCG is present in your urine, you’re most likely pregnant.

Why Do I Need an Ultrasound Prior to Abortion?

If you’re looking at having an abortion, you’ll need to know how long you’ve been pregnant. Knowing the number of weeks determines if you can have a medical or surgical abortion. An ultrasound will also reveal if you’ve had a miscarriage. If you have, there’s no reason for an abortion.

The abortion pill is known as medical abortion. You can only use this method if you are less than 10 weeks pregnant. If you’re farther along than 10 weeks, you’ll need to have a surgical abortion. An ultrasound will tell you how far along you are in your pregnancy. 

Additionally, an ultrasound is important to rule out the possibility of an ectopic pregnancy. Taking the abortion pill will not end this type of pregnancy, and an undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy can be fatal if left untreated.  

What’s the Difference Between Plan B and the Abortion Pill?

Plan B also called The Morning After Pill, is used to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex. The abortion pill is a form of medical abortion and is used to terminate an existing pregnancy. Both have side effects and potential risks so talk to your health care provider before taking either of these pills.

What Are the Potential Risks of Abortion?

There are two main types of abortion, medical and surgical. A medical abortion uses two powerful drugs and can only be performed up to the 10th week of pregnancy. Potential risks include incomplete abortion, an ongoing unwanted pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work, heavy and prolonged bleeding, and possible infection.

Surgical abortion is an in-clinic procedure. The gestational age (how many weeks you’ve been pregnant) determines which surgical method is used. The farther along you are, the more invasive the procedure. Potential risks are perforation of the uterus, damage to the cervix, scar tissue, infection, and hemorrhaging (heavy bleeding).

What Should I Know Before Ordering the Abortion Pill Online?

You need to be careful when ordering the abortion pill online. Often, the manufacturers of the pills are in other countries. These countries do not have the same manufacturing standards for safety and quality as the U.S. You can’t be sure if you’re receiving the proper dosage or the correct ingredients. Generally, the packaging doesn’t even provide instructions. Some manufacturers don’t even require an ultrasound, which is an essential diagnostic test to confirm how far along the pregnancy is.

What Are the Potential Side Effects of the Abortion Pill?

The abortion pill is a form of medical abortion. This method can only be used if you’re less than 10 weeks pregnant. Side effects include nausea, vomiting, fever, chills, diarrhea, and a headache. There are possible health risks when using the abortion pill method too. You could experience heavy and prolonged bleeding, incomplete abortion, an ongoing pregnancy, infection, and fever.

Will NY Medicaid Pay for Abortion?

Because Medicaid is jointly funded by the federal and state governments, states can choose to pay for abortions under Medicaid but must use their own revenues, and not federal funds, to cover the service. New York State law says you can go to any Medicaid provider in or out of the health plan for the abortion services you need.

Will NY Medicaid Pay for the Abortion Pill?

Since the abortion pill is a form of medical abortion it is covered under Medicaid according to New York state law.

Life Choices Center does not perform or refer for abortions.