Thinking Abortion in Monroe City-Paris, MO?
What Is My First Step If I Am Considering Abortion?
Your first step is to make an appointment at Options for Women to verify pregnancy and review your options. Your no cost pre-abortion consult includes:
- Lab-quality pregnancy testing
- Your limited OB ultrasound (based on LMP)
- Referrals for limited STD/STI testing and treatment, community resources and other practical help.
Before considering an abortion in Monroe City-Paris, MO, you need to verify you are pregnant and how far along you are, so you know all of the options available to you. At Options for Women, we offer pregnancy testing, pre-abortion consults, and limited ultrasounds all at no cost to you.
It’s important for you to know that this is your decision. You’re in charge. We have several Life Coaches on staff to help you and support you during this time.
What You Should Know:
The importance of an ultrasound
- An ultrasound will verify the gestational age of the fetus. This is especially helpful if you have irregular periods, have frequent spotting, or are not sure when you had your last period.
Ultrasound also determines the viability of the pregnancy. This is important since 20% – 25% of first trimester pregnancies end in miscarriage. Should the ultrasound reveal that the fetus is growing outside of the uterus (known as an ectopic pregnancy), you will be given instructions for immediate medical attention, as this condition can be life-threatening