Do I need to schedule an appointment?
Yes, an appointment will make sure that we allow enough time to spend with you during your visit. However, we do accept walk-ins if there are openings for that day.
How soon can I get an appointment?
You should be able to get an appointment within 24 hours’ notice.
How long will my appointment take?
An appointment takes at least 1 hour.
What should I bring to my appointment?
You will need some kind of photo identification for our records. A driver’s license or a student id works great. This information is kept confidential and is only used for internal purposes. If you want to bring the baby’s father, a friend, or a family member you are welcome to do so.
Will you tell anyone that I came to Informed Choices?
No, we are committed to confidentiality for all our clients and we can not give out test results to anyone else but the client. In fact, we do not even release your records to a doctor without your direct consent.
How much do you charge?
All of our services are at no cost to you, regardless of your income level.
Can I have an ultrasound?
If the nurse finds that it is necessary, she will absolutely arrange for an ultrasound scan for you. You must be between 6 and 13 weeks pregnant.
We only do ultrasounds for pregnancy confirmation and to see if the pregnancy is viable. The ultrasounds that Informed Choices performs are not for prenatal care purposes, nor to determine the baby’s gender or abnormalities.
What Are the Risks of Abortion?
Risks of Surgical Abortion
Be sure to consider the risks when exploring the option of surgical abortion. Possible risks of surgical abortion are:
- Damage to the womb or cervix
- Uterine perforation
- Excessive bleeding
- Infection of the uterus or fallopian tubes
- Scarring of the inside of the uterus
- Reaction to the medicines or anesthesia, such as problems breathing
- Not removing all of the tissue, requiring another procedure
Risks Of Medical Abortion
Some potential risks of medical abortion include:
- Incomplete abortion (which may need to be followed by surgical abortion)
- An ongoing unwanted pregnancy (if the procedure doesn’t work)
- Heavy and prolonged bleeding
- Digestive system discomfort