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Must Read Checklist Before an Abortion Appointment

Your health and well-being are our top priorities. 

We care about you and want to help you make a fully informed choice. No matter what you decide, each pregnancy decision can have long-term effects on your future and your health.

If you are unsure about the answer to any of the questions below, come in and talk with one of our staff or medical personnel. 

It’s your pregnancy, your future, and your decision. Choose to know.

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Pre-Abortion Checklist


 Has your pregnancy been confirmed?

Even if you've had a positive pregnancy test, you will need an ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy, determine how far along you are, and rule out an ectopic or tubal pregnancy. You should also verify your HCG levels before booking an abortion appointment. As many as 1 in 4 pregnancies end in a natural miscarriage, and more than 80% of miscarriages occur in the first three months of pregnancy.

 Does the clinic require an ultrasound verification before an abortion? How much does it cost?

An ultrasound can cost an additional $200-$400 dollars if it’s not covered by insurance. We offer obstetric ultrasounds to confirm your pregnancy - free of charge.

 Do you know if the clinic has a doctor on staff or if the procedure is performed by medical personnel?

If you live in or near Ft. Lauderdale, FL and are trying to obtain an abortion, learn more about your legal rights and how clinics are regulated. www.checkmyclinic.org

 Have you been tested recently for STDs/STIs?

An untreated infection can cause major complications if not treated prior to an abortion. You should always be tested prior to an abortion to decrease your risk of infection. We provide free STI testing and treatment.

 Have you received abortion education about the abortion pill and the types of surgical abortions?

We believe an empowered choice is an informed one. At your first appointment, we provide accurate information on abortion types and procedures and will walk through all your pregnancy options.

 What are the clinic’s proceedings in the event of a complication or emergency?

Abortion is a serious medical procedure. Take the time to ask questions about what would happen in the event of an emergency or if medical complications arise. Learn more about clinics and any safety issues ahead of time.

 Are you aware of possible complications associated with the abortion procedure?


Have you been informed of possible emotional side-effects after an abortion? We provide free abortion information consultations and a pregnancy confirmation appointment with one of our nurses. You can take the time you need to share your health history and ask any questions you may have about complications, side-effects and even discuss how you may feel after your abortion. We care about you as a whole - your physical, mental and emotional health.

 Do you know what options are available to you if the abortion fails?

On occasion, there are incomplete abortions. Find out what steps you need to take and don’t be afraid to seek emergency help right away. If you decide to continue the pregnancy, reversal is possible if you have only taken the first dose of the abortion pill and you seek help right away. If you have taken the first dose and decide you do not wish to terminate your pregnancy, give us a call right away. Visit www.abortionpillreversal.com to learn more.

It’s your pregnancy, your future, and your choice. We care about you and want to help you make a fully informed decision. If you are unsure about the answer to any of the above questions, make an appointment today.


If you have other questions or would like to talk to someone about their own abortion experience, give us a confidential call today.


Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/1462399

https://www.acog.org/clinical/clinical-guidance/practice-bulletin/articles/2014/03/medical-management-of-first-trimester-abortion

https://americanpregnancy.org/unplanned-pregnancy/abortion-pill/

https://www.webmd.com/baby/guide/pregnancy-miscarriage#1 https://www.healthline.com/health/pregnancy/complications-treatments#ectopic-pregnancy

https://americanpregnancy.org/abortion-pill/abortion-pill-reversal/

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Hope Women's Centers in Broward County Florida

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FT. LAUDERDALE CLINIC
954.568.2616
1400 E. Oakland Park Blvd, #201
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33334
 

NORTH LAUDERDALE CLINIC
954.726.7464
943 SW 71 Ave. (Rock Island Rd)
North Lauderdale, FL 33068
 

PEMBROKE PINES CLINIC
954.350.0050
10081 Pines Blvd, Suite E-1
Pembroke Pines, FL, 33024

FT. LAUDERDALE CLINIC
Monday   9:30AM–5PM
Wednesday   9:30AM–5PM
Friday   10:30AM–1PM
 

NORTH LAUDERDALE CLINIC
Tuesday   9:30AM–5PM
Thursday   9:30AM–5PM
Friday   10AM–1PM
 

PEMBROKE PINES CLINIC
Monday - Thursday   9:30AM–5PM

Saturday   10:30AM–1PM

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954.372.7089
info@thereishope.org
991 SW 71st Avenue,
North Lauderdale, FL 33068

Hope Women's Centers is committed to providing you with everything you need to make an informed pregnancy decision.  We believe women and men have a right to get accurate information from a resource that will not profit from the choices and pregnancy decisions they make. Hope Women's Centers is a 501c3 non-profit in the state of Florida. We do not provide or refer for abortions or emergency contraception.  All our services are confidential and free of charge to you. Contact us to learn more.