Deciding what to do about your pregnancy is one of the most important decisions you will ever make in your life. No matter what you decide, your life will never be the same. Making sure you have accurate information on all your options before you make a final decision is smart.
Before you make your final decision there are several things you need to know in order to make the best decision for yourself.
1. You need to know if you are actually pregnant. We can help you verify this with a medical-grade pregnancy test that is 99% accurate when administered properly. All our volunteers and medical staff have been trained to do this.
2. You'll need a limited obstetric ultrasound to confirm your pregnancy and give you information specific to your situation. It is important to know if your pregnancy is in the uterus, if the pregnancy is viable, and how far along you are in your pregnancy. Savannah Care Center can provide you with a free limited obstetric ultrasound to provide this important information.
Savannah Care Center does not perform or refer for abortions but we can help you get the information you need so you can make a decision you can live with long term.
Abortion or Baby: Before You Decide, a short animated video, presents the facts about abortion in a compelling, non-graphic, medically accurate manner, and addresses the most common questions about pregnancy choices. Remember your situation is unique. We are here to talk with you about these options in light of your own situation so you can make a decision you can live with long term.
(While it isn't graphic, animations of abortion procedures may be disturbing to some.)
Abortion method used before a pregnancy reaches 14 weeks gestation (since your last menstrual period)
The cervix is sometimes softened using laminaria or vaginal medication the night before the procedure.
On the day of the procedure, a local anesthetic is injected into the cervix.
The abortionist then stretches the cervix open using metal dilating rods, gradually increasing the size.
Once the opening is large enough, a plastic tube is inserted into the uterus through the cervix & connected to an electric or manual vacuum device. The suction device is then turned on and pulls the fetus's body apart and out into a suction container.
A curette may also be used to scrape any remaining fetal parts out of the uterus
The removed fetal tissue is then examined to verify all contents of the uterus are there.
Serious physical complications are infrequent.
There may be excessive bleeding, infection, and/or all the contents of the uterus may not have been removed. (an incomplete abortion)
An allergic reaction to medications may occur.
Organ damage may occur as the uterine wall is very thin and can be easily perforated with the instruments being used.