3 Things to Know if You Are Considering Mail-Order Abortion

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Mail-order abortion is legal in the state of Illinois. However, there are a few facts to be aware of if you’re considering this option for an unplanned pregnancy.  Read this article to learn about how the abortion pill works and important health screenings that are not required but can be crucial to protecting your health….

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The Importance of Pre-Abortion Screening

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If you’ve found yourself unexpectedly pregnant, you may be considering abortion as your next step. Before scheduling an abortion, there is important information you need to know about your pregnancy. Here’s how a pre-abortion screening can inform your decision. MEDICAL-GRADE PREGNANCY TEST Waterleaf’s licensed medical professionals can provide you with a free and confidential medical-grade…

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Abortion Pills and Rh Compatibility

This woman in concerned about the risks of the abortion pill

If you think you may be pregnant and are considering using the abortion pill, there are some things you should know to protect yourself and any future pregnancies. For instance, did you know that 85% of people have a positive blood type? That leaves only 15% of the population having a negative blood type. Why…

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Are There Mental Health Effects from the Abortion Pill?

This woman is wondering if there are mental health effects from the abortion pill.

Mental health is often an overlooked component of a pregnancy termination. However, it makes sense that just as your body would be affected by a medical procedure, so could your mind and spirit. Read below for studies that have revealed the possible effects an abortion can have on your mental and physical health. Psychological Side…

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Can the Abortion Pill be Reversed?

Can the abortion pill be reversed?

When facing an unplanned pregnancy, some women choose a chemical abortion, often known as the abortion pill. This pill is designed to terminate and expel a pregnancy over a span of a few days. Many women who have changed their mind after beginning the abortion pill process have experienced success with Abortion Pill Reversal. How…

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What Are the Different Types of Abortion?

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If you are currently facing an unplanned pregnancy and are researching your options, read this below to learn medically accurate information about different types of abortion procedures. Surgical vs. Medical Abortion The two main types of abortion are medical and surgical. Surgical Abortion Surgical abortions usually occur after 10 weeks of pregnancy, although they may…

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Why Do I Need an Ultrasound?

This woman would like to know why she needs an ultrasound?

An ultrasound refers to the use of ultrasound waves to take a digital image, called a sonogram. Healthcare professionals use sonograms to diagnose conditions, or, if you are pregnant, to determine if your pregnancy is progressing as expected. An ultrasound also determines if your pregnancy is located within the uterus and not in another location….

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What are the Mental Health Effects from Abortion?

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Are you thinking of abortion as you contemplate your options for an unplanned pregnancy? Before making a decision, it is important to understand the possible mental health consequences of this option in addition to the possible physical effects. Here is more information on the mental health and physical effects of abortion.  How Does Abortion Work?…

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When Should I Take a Pregnancy Test?

A woman wondering when she should take the pregnancy test

Pregnancy tests vary in how early they can detect pregnancy, but for the most accurate result, you should take a pregnancy test after you have missed your period. How Do Pregnancy Tests Work? Pregnancy tests work by detecting the presence of the pregnancy hormone, hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin) in your urine or blood. Your body…

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How Does an Ultrasound Work?

a woman wondering how ultrasounds work

Although they are used for a wide variety of diagnostic purposes, ultrasounds are known to most people for monitoring the health and development of pregnancies.  The Science Behind How Ultrasound Works Ultrasounds use high-frequency soundwaves that are too high for the human ear to pick up at 20,000 Hz.  The frequency creates sound waves that…

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