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Questions? - Frequently Asked Questions

IS ABORTION LEGAL?

Yes. Abortion was made legal nationwide in 1973. Some states and clinics have restrictions on abortion.

HOW EARLY IN A PREGNANCY (HOW SOON) CAN I SCHEDULE?

The pregnancy needs to be identified by ultrasound. This happens around 5 weeks from the last menstrual period (LMP). That is the earliest a scheduled appointment is made. A surgical abortion can be done at our office from 5 to 15.6 weeks.

HOW LATE IN A PREGNANCEY (HOW FAR) CAN I SHEDULE?

This clinic offers services to the 15.6 week from the last menstrual period. The procedure for abortion in the first trimester and second trimester are different. You should contact the office to find out exactly what you should be prepared for based on the last normal menstrual period or ultrasound result you have had.

DO I NEED A RIDE?

Yes. All patients must leave with a responsible adult to drive you home if you are having IV Sedation. If you are not receiving sedation arrangements may be made to allow you to drive yourself home.

DO I HAVE TO TELL MY PARENTS?

Under 18 parental consent is required by law. If this is not possible please call the clinic and we can provide you with information regarding a judicial bypass.

CAN I BRING SOMEONE WITH ME TO MY APPOINTMENT

Yes, especially if you feel their support will be helpful to you. There is a comfortable waiting room for anyone accompanying a patient. Additionally we want to have someone drive you home.

DOES IT HURT?

We are very good at pain control. In fact, most of our patients have report that they do not experience the procedure as being painful.

What also helps is the counselor who will accompany you throughout the procedure. She will assist you with relaxation techniques and be there for you.. The combination of all these ingredients - anesthesia, relaxation techniques, and a supportive, soothing atmosphere - has proven to be very effective in the management of pain.

WILL I HAVE CRAMPING AND BLEEDING?

After a surgical abortion it is normal to have some bleeding and cramping, similar to your menstrual period. Depending on your activity, the bleeding and cramping can vary for a couple of weeks. You will be given written and verbal instructions about what is not normal. We want you to call us for any problems or concerns you may have.

WILL I BE ABLE TO HAVE CHILDREN IN THE FUTURE?

The National Abortion Federation (www.prochoice.org) publication fact sheet on abortion safety reports," Surgical abortion is one of the safest types of medical procedures. Complications from having a first-trimester aspiration abortion are considerably less frequent and less serious than those associated with giving birth. Early medical abortion (using medications to end a pregnancy) has a similar safety profile. Complication rates are somewhat higher for surgical abortions provided between 13 and 24 weeks than for the first-trimester procedures. "There are a number of factors that affect fertility (getting pregnant) and successful delivery of a baby. No one can tell you exactly how those will be for you. Medical evidence shows that having an abortion with no complications will not affect your ability to get pregnant and have children.

WILL I BE ABLE TO GO BACK TO WORK/SCHOOL RIGHT AWAY?

The day of a surgical procedure you should rest; and the following seven to 14 days you need to avoid strenuous activities, long periods of time standing without rest, and heavy lifting.

HOW DO I PAY FOR AN ABORTION?

Cash only.
No money orders, personal checks or credit cards are accepted at this time.

Financial assistance is available.
You will need to call the NAF hotline right away at 1.800.772.9100 and let them know you will be having your procedure done at our office.

Our Office Number
832.705.6370

After Hours and Weekends
832.705.6370 / 832.705.6370

Email:
sancrod@sbcglobal.net

As a member of the National Abortion Federation, we have access to funding sources for women with severe financial hardships.

These funds provide assistance to women who qualify. Please contact our office for more information or contact the:

National Abortion Federation
800.772.9100
Mon-Fri 7am to 11pm &#124 Sat-Sun 9am to 9pm