Carenet of Carbon County

LEHIGHTON
(610) 379-0411
531 Mahoning St.
NESQUEHONING
(570) 273-5678
250 W Catawissa St.
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Abortion Risks

Abortion Risks

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Whether you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, or have questions about your options, we are here for you.
Call us at (610) 379-0411 or make an appointment online.

*Care Net of Carbon County does not perform or refer for abortions.

Before you have any elective procedure it’s important to know the potential impacts it could have on your body and future health.  Risks and side effects vary by the type of procedure and how far along you are.

Abortion pill risks include:

  • Sustained fever, severe abdominal pain, prolonged heavy bleeding, or fainting
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort, or general malaise (“feeling sick,” including weakness, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, with or without fever)

In-Clinic Surgical Abortion Risks Include:

  • heavy bleeding
  • incomplete abortion
  • infection
  • organ damage
  • emboli (blood clot, air bubble, fatty deposit, or other object which has been carried in the bloodstream to lodge in a vessel or in the lung)
  • anesthesia complications
  • Rh sensitization
  • In extreme cases, death.

The later term abortions carry the highest risks.   A medical professional is available to discuss with you in further detail these procedures and potential short and long-term risks.

What Are The Potential Future Risks?

There is evidence of emotional, relational and even spiritual risks following an abortion procedure. Most women say they initially felt relief and looked forward to their lives returning to normal. But some women report negative emotions after abortion, that linger, unresolved. For others, problems related to their abortion emerge months or even years later.

After abortion, most women are able to become pregnant again.  However, abortion may increase the risk of complications that can impact future pregnancies and the health of future children.  Below are a few of the potential risks on future pregnancies and children:

  • Pre-Term Birth
  • Low Birth Weight
  • Placenta Previa

If you are concerned about the risks following an abortion, schedule an appointment to talk with someone at Care Net of Carbon County about your options and how to get the help you need.

Abortion Reversal

If you have taken the first dose of the abortion pill (RU486 mifepristone) and are experiencing doubts about your abortion, it may be possible to reverse your abortion. Every hour since your first dose of the abortion pill matters, so it’s important to call the Abortion Reversal Hotline at 877-558-0333 or an OB provider as soon as possible.

Feeling Pressured?

You are the only one who can choose an option for your unplanned pregnancy. You should not allow anyone to force you into a decision. Care Net of Carbon County specializes in helping you through your pregnancy journey. Our medical professionals will answer your questions in a caring and confidential way.

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Feeling Pressured?

You are the only one who can choose an option for your unplanned pregnancy. You should not allow anyone to force you into a decision. Our staff wants to support you as you explore your options.  If you’re feeling pressured by someone to have an abortion, visit Carenet of Carbon County first.