Understanding abortion

An unplanned pregnancy can be overwhelming. You may feel your only solution is abortion, and we understand. Some of us have been there. You are fearful of telling family and friends. Perhaps the father is insisting you have an abortion. It feels like you have no other choice.

First of all, we want you to know you are not alone. You can talk with us. You have questions, and you deserve answers. We want to give you as much information as you need about the abortion process and what to expect. Our medical professionals will provide you with accurate information without judgment or pressure.

Download our free informational booklet. Then, schedule a time to talk with us. Remember, no one can ever pressure you to choose abortion.

Get Pregnancy Confirmation

The first step in determining if you are pregnant is pregnancy testing at Mosaic PHC. Since up to 1 in 4 pregnancies will end in a natural miscarriage, you need to identify and confirm that the fetus is still in the uterus and has a heartbeat. After internal pregnancy testing, an ultrasound is the most accurate way to determine gestational age (how far along you are) and its viability. You will need to know both of these before deciding what type of abortion can be performed.

Free and confidential limited ultrasounds are available at both of our clinic locations in Granite City and Fairview Heights, Illinois. Please contact our offices by phone or online to set up an initial appointment with our staff.

Get Tested For an STD/STI

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), if a woman has an untreated STI at the time of her abortion, it can increase her likelihood of developing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). If left untreated, PID can cause lifelong medical complications. STIs and STDs should be treated before any pregnancy decision is made. Our medical professionals can provide you with free, limited STI testing and treatment.

The Downside of Abortion

Abortion is an irreversible medical procedure. Our medical professionals will discuss abortion information and the different types of abortion procedures. They will also provide you with medically-accurate and factual resources and clearly explain all the physical risks of abortion.

There is a possible emotional downside as well. Many women mention feelings of guilt, regret, or loss after choosing abortion. At Mosaic PHC, you will have an opportunity to ask questions in a safe and confidential environment.

Consider Your Options

There are many options when it comes to your unplanned pregnancy. We can help you navigate through each one and find the best option for you. Call us today at 618.451.2002 to make your appointment.