What Should I Know Before An Abortion?

If you think you are pregnant, verifying your pregnancy first is essential. Schedule a free and confidential appointment with Carolina Pregnancy Center.

We offer free pregnancy services and can get you the answers to these important questions:

  • Am I actually pregnant?
  • How far along am I?
  • What if I’ve had an abortion before?
  • Do I have any rights with abortion providers in NC?
  • What are the risks?
  • What do I need to know about abortion procedures?
  • What is the Women’s Right To Know legal requirements?

Are You Pregnant?

Before getting an abortion, you need to know if you’re pregnant. A late period is usually the first sign of pregnancy, but you can have a change in your menstrual cycle for many reasons. Read these other pregnancy symptoms and see if they sound familiar.

Once you’ve verified your pregnancy, learn about the procedures, side effects, and potential risks of abortion.

Is A Home Pregnancy Test Enough?

Home pregnancy tests are accurate, but as the Mayo Clinic reports, different home tests have different sensitivity levels. So you have to take the proper test at the right time.

Carolina Pregnancy Center offers free on-site pregnancy testing that may be more accurate than the home tests you’ve already taken. No matter what, getting a second opinion is vital to be sure you’ve taken the home test correctly.

Do You Know How Far Along You Are In Your Pregnancy?

Which abortion procedure you qualify for is determined by the number of weeks you’ve been pregnant. Have you kept a calendar of your cycle? Do you know when you ovulated?

It’s difficult to tell when you ovulate each month. An ultrasound is the best way to determine how far along you are in your pregnancy. Schedule an appointment at Carolina Pregnancy Center for a no-cost pregnancy test and ultrasound.

Not Your First Abortion?

Having more than one abortion increases your risk for complications. At Carolina Pregnancy Center, we can discuss those health risks and provide factual information about abortion procedures. 

Do You Know About The Woman’s Right To Know Act?

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services publishes the legal requirements for the “Woman’s Right To Know” Act.

According to the act, you must be fully informed about abortion methods, your options, and other information before obtaining an abortion. Our registered nurse can complete your educational requirements for this law.

But first, take a closer look at our additional abortion information.

We do not perform or refer for abortion.