Are you pregnant and considering abortion in Covington, Indiana?
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Abortion Procedure Methods in Indiana
Women’s Resource Center does not refer or provide abortion or pregnancy terminations at our center. The below information is for educational purposes.
Medical abortion (also called the abortion pill) can be taken up to 70 days (10 weeks gestation) after the start of your last menstrual period.
- It’s called RU-486 and was approved by the FDA in 2000; it is also called a medical or chemical abortion.
- The pill is actually two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol, taken in two separate doses.
- It is not an option for people with certain medical conditions.
- The abortion pill is not the same as the emergency contraceptive (The Morning After Pill or Plan B One Step).
- Abortion pill reversal is possible if action is taken after the first dose.
Surgical abortions are done by opening the cervix and passing instruments into the uterus to suction, grasp, pull, and scrape the pregnancy out. The exact procedure is determined by the baby’s level of growth.
Aspiration/Suction23,24 – Up to 13 weeks LMP. Most early surgical abortions are performed using this method. Local anesthesia is typically offered to reduce pain. The procedure involves opening the cervix, passing a tube inside the uterus, and attaching it to suction device which pulls the embryo out.
Dilation and Evacuation25,26 (D&E) – 13 weeks LMP and up. Most second trimester terminations are performed using this method. Local anesthesia, oral, or intravenous pain medications and sedation are commonly used. Besides the need to open the cervix much wider, the main difference between this abortion procedure and a first trimester termination is the use of forceps to grasp fetal parts and remove the baby in pieces. D&E is associated with a much higher risk of complications.
Schedule a free and confidential appointment to learn more about abortion, such as risks and side effects, and your options. At your appointment, you will be provided a lab-quality pregnancy test. If positive, you may be offered a free and confidential ultrasound. An ultrasound can confirm a viable pregnancy and estimate how far along you are.