Making a pregnancy decision can bring unexpected emotions into your life. You’ll want to select the best option for your situation, but there’s a lot of information to sort through.

If you’re considering obtaining abortion drugs through the mail (“mail-order abortion”), know that your health and safety are paramount. There are several things you should know before choosing this option. 

1. You Can’t Guarantee the Quality of These Drugs

Abortion drugs purchased online and sent through the mail aren’t guaranteed proper medical oversight. The FDA does not recommend pursuing this option—the quality and dosage of these drugs can’t be verified, especially if they come from overseas pharmacies.

Safety standards can also be bypassed. You may not even receive the right drug, which could create numerous health risks.

2. You Need a Ultrasound

Even when considering abortion, you need a ultrasound. Ultrasounds tell you about your pregnancy’s viability (whether it is progressing normally), gestational age (how far along you are), and location. 

You shouldn’t forgo this scan. The ultrasound will tell you whether you’ve had a miscarriage or an ectopic pregnancy. The latter requires emergency medical treatment.

Your gestational age will also determine whether you’re eligible to take abortion drugs. Mifepristone, the first drug, is FDA-approved only through 10 weeks gestation.  

Embrace provides no-cost, limited ultrasounds following a positive pregnancy test result. Your pregnancy will be medically confirmed, and you’ll be provided valuable information to move forward. 

3. You Should Review All Your Options

Speaking about abortion, adoption, and parenting without judgment is crucial when making a decision. No one should coerce you into selecting an option; you need the facts about each.

Embrace provides no-cost options information. You can also review abortion procedures, their risks, and side effects. You deserve to make an empowered decision without outside pressure.

Need More Information?

Making a pregnancy decision isn’t easy, but it’s possible. Embrace has the no-cost services you need to be fully informed.

Contact Embrace today to make an appointment.