Before You Decide
Before deciding on abortion, visit Carolina Pregnancy Center. Schedule an appointment to meet with one of our client advocates about your concerns and to obtain factual information regarding the different abortion procedures and risks. An ultrasound can be performed to determine the viability of your pregnancy and how far along you are. You’ll need this information to learn what abortion methods may be available to you.
What Should I Know Before Seeking An Abortion?
If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy and are considering abortion in North Carolina, schedule an appointment at Carolina Pregnancy Center. Our staff is dedicated to helping you understand medical abortion, surgical abortion and the options available to you at this point in your pregnancy. All services are free and confidential. Visit our center to review abortion procedures, learn about available resources, and get answers.
- Do you know for sure you’re pregnant?
- Do you know how far along you are?
- Have you had an abortion before?
- What are your rights with abortion providers in NC?
- What are the risks?
- How much do you know about abortion procedures?
- Have you completed the Women’s Right To Know Legal Requirements?
Morning After Pill
The Morning After Pill (also known as Plan B, Plan B One Step, or Ella) is not the same as RU486. The Morning After Pill is emergency contraception that is taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy. It works by delaying ovulation, interfering with fertilization and/or preventing implantation. If you have any questions about the Morning After Pill, contact Carolina Pregnancy Center.
Before taking the Morning After Pill, be sure to understand what it is, how it could affect your health and how it works. There are many factors to consider.
- How effective is the Morning After Pill?
- What are the risks?
- How will it affect me?
- What if I am already pregnant?
- Am I at risk for an STD?
- What if I’ve taken it before or need it again?
NC Women’s Right To Know Legal Requirements
Prior to your abortion procedure, you’ll need to complete the requirements of the NC Women’s Right to Know law. Our registered nurse can complete your educational requirements for this law.
Be Sure You’re Really Pregnant
Before getting any type of abortion, you will need to know for sure that you’re actually pregnant. Even if you have pregnancy symptoms or have taken a home-test, you may want to confirm your pregnancy. Carolina Pregnancy Center offers free on-site pregnancy tests that may be more accurate than the home-test you’ve already taken.
Medical or non-surgical abortion uses RU486 or other types of chemicals to terminate your pregnancy. This method of abortion is used for women who are within 49 days of their last menstrual period and can involve 3 different office visits.
If you’re considering surgical abortion the most common types of surgical abortion performed are: vacuum aspiration, dilation and curettage (D&C), dilation and evacuation (D&E).
Not Your First Abortion?
Having more than one abortion carries increased health risks and possible fertility implications. At Carolina Pregnancy Center we can talk about your concerns, and give you factual information so you can make a fully informed decision about whether having another abortion is right for you. We do not perform or refer for abortion.