Side effects for both medical and surgical abortions include: cramping, bleeding, nausea, diarrhea, and pain. Although rare, other risks may include: hemorrhage (life-threatening, heavy bleeding), infection, damage to organs (tearing or puncture by abortion instruments during surgical abortion), pre-term birth in later pregnancies, and life-threatening anesthesia complications (surgical abortion). Some women experience a range of long-term adverse psychological and emotional effects. If you are a person of faith (Muslim, Christian, Hindu, etc…) you may also be more at risk for guilt and/or depression-like symptoms if your decision to abort conflicts with your spiritual beliefs.
Again, only an ultrasound will confirm if your pregnancy is developing normally, or if it is one that is likely to end in miscarriage. Call 616-456-6873 or text 616-284-1545 TODAY to see if you qualify for a FREE ultrasound!
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National Abortion Federation, NAF website, prochoice.org/about_abortion/facts
FDA Drug Label Information: Mifeprex:pp. 6, 14; www.accessdata.fda.gov/drugsatfda_docs/label-2005/020687s013lbl.pdf
National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health, Drug Information: Mifepristone; www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a600042.html
M. Fischer, J. Bhatnager, J. Guarner, et. Al. “Fatal toxic shock syndrome associated with Clostridium sordellii after medical abortion,” New England Journal of Medicine, 2005, 353:2352-60.