Abortion Clinic Counseling in Suffolk
Are you currently facing an unplanned pregnancy and considering abortion? Before making a life-changing decision to end your pregnancy, it is for your health and safety that you receive all the education possible. The Suffolk Keim Center provides objective information and medical resources on all reproductive options so that you can make a confident and fully informed decision when it comes to pregnancy and abortion.
Before scheduling your appointment with an abortion clinic, here are some questions to consider:
Am I Positive That I’m Pregnant?
A single positive pregnancy test alone should never be used in making an abortion decision, as 15-20% of all pregnancies end in miscarriage. Additionally, some pregnancies occur outside of the uterus, also known as an ectopic pregnancy. Due to these types of potential complications, an abortion may not be needed.
Did you know that the state of Virginia legally requires an ultrasound to be done prior to receiving an abortion? The Suffolk Keim Center provides FDA-approved laboratory-grade pregnancy tests and reviews your results with you at no cost. If positive, our medical professionals may recommend an ultrasound that we can provide at our Virginia Beach, Norfolk or Chesapeake office. The ultrasound is needed to confirm a viable uterine pregnancy, cardiac activity and how far along you are. For the health and safety of our patients, we also provide you with a list of important questions to ask the abortion provider prior to the procedure.
What Are My Available Abortion Options?
The abortion options that will be available to you are based on how far along you are in your pregnancy. This can be determined by an ultrasound, which is provided by our medical professionals at our Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Chesapeake locations at no cost.
Types of abortion procedures include:
- Methotrexate (MTX)
- Abortion Pill / Mifeprex / Mifepristone (RU-486)
- Suction Dilation and Curettage (Suction D&C)
- Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)
- Dilation and Extraction (D&X) / Intact Dilation and Extraction (IDE)
- Intra-cardiac Injection
The Abortion Pill
The abortion pill, also known as a medical abortion, is among the most common abortion procedures. With the abortion pill, there are two steps. First, you take a pill called mifepristone which stops the pregnancy from growing by blocking your body’s progesterone. After taking mifepristone, you then take misoprostol within 48 hours, which induces a similar experience to a heavy period and is like a miscarriage. In some cases, your doctor may prescribe antibiotics to prevent infection.
Is the Abortion Pill Effective?
The abortion pill’s effectiveness depends on how far along in your pregnancy you are. This can be determined by an ultrasound, which we provide to you at no cost at our Virginia Beach, Norfolk, and Chesapeake offices. If you’re thinking the abortion pill or are unsure what options might be best for you, schedule a same day appointment to speak with one of caring licensed medical professionals.
The Suffolk Keim Center Is Committed to You
At the Suffolk Keim Center, we provide a safe and comfortable environment for you by thoroughly screening and training all our staff. You will be treated with kindness and compassion, always receiving honest and open answers from our all-women staff. We also respect your privacy. Patient information is held in strict confidence, and all communication is handled with the utmost discretion.
All Services Are Free of Charge
All our services are available at no charge – with no strings attached. You will never receive an invoice for services provided at The Keim Centers – we don’t ask for insurance information and we don’t have a billing department. We receive no financial gain from your decision. The Keim Centers can provide services at no cost to you because we’re a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt non-profit organization. There are local individuals, foundations, and organizations that help cover these costs because they believe in helping women.
If you’re currently facing a mistimed pregnancy and are unsure of what to do, schedule a free same-day appointment with our Suffolk office. During your visit, you will receive support from not only a licensed medical professional but also a caring patient advocate. No matter your decision, we want to be a part of your journey and be there to support you.