How Long Does a Surgical Abortion Last?

How Long Does a Surgical Abortion Last?

 If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and are considering an abortion, it’s important to understand the different procedures, how they work, and associated risks of each procedure.   A large portion of abortion procedures involve the abortion pill, which is FDA-approved for up to 10 weeks gestational age. However, many women undergo a surgical abortion…

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Roe v. Wade: Separating Fact from Fiction  

Roe v. Wade: Separating Fact from Fiction  

A lot of misinformation has been mixed with fact since the recent overturning of Roe v. Wade in June 2022. Following is helpful information to help separate fact from fiction.  Is Abortion Completely Banned?  In short, the answer is no. The ruling by the Supreme Court simply handed the authority to allow or restrict abortion…

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How Do Pregnancy Tests Work? 

How Do Pregnancy Tests Work? 

Pregnancy tests work by detecting human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG), also called the “pregnancy hormone,” in your body.   Worried that you may be pregnant? Read this article to understand how pregnancy tests work, how to know if the pregnancy test is reliable, and how to determine when to take one.   Choosing a Pregnancy Test   Do I…

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Is the Abortion Pill an Option for Me? 

This woman is wondering is the abortion pill an option for her?

If you believe that you are pregnant and considering the abortion pill, take the steps outlined below to protect your health.   What Can Disqualify Me from Getting an Abortion Pill?  According to the Mayo Clinic, there are pre-existing health conditions that could disqualify you from obtaining the abortion pill, such as, if you:   Are too…

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Can I Buy the Abortion Pill Online? 

This woman is wondering can she buy the abortion pill online?

The availability of ordering the abortion pill online varies from state to state. The patient’s location determines what laws must be followed. Some states require in-person counseling or a telehealth call prior to mailing an abortion pill.   Before ordering the abortion pill, it’s important to learn all of the facts before choosing if this method…

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Can You Still Get an Abortion in Illinois? 

This woman is wondering can you still get an abortion in IL?

There are a lot of questions about abortion access in Illinois after the recent Supreme Court ruling. If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and are wondering if this affects your options, you’re not alone.  Read this article for the significance of the recent ruling and how this affects Illinois.   What Does it Mean that…

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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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