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Considering an abortion clinic or provider in Washington?

Updated: Jul 27, 2023

If you live in Idaho and may be looking for a provider in Washington, get the health and safety answers you need to make an informed choice. Not sure where to start? We can help you navigate your decision with cost-free services and compassionate care right here in our county.

#1 Confirm Your Pregnancy With a Free Ultrasound.

So, your period is late, your drugstore pregnancy test is positive, and a flood of emotions, thoughts, and feelings just washed over you. Now what? Carrying a pregnancy to term feels impossible, and you’re seriously considering abortion. Living in a state with limited access to abortion providers, you may feel overwhelmed and unsure of where to seek help.


We understand the challenges you face when making pregnancy decisions. While we don’t perform or refer for abortion services, we can save you time and money while ensuring you receive the appropriate care needed if you are considering traveling across state lines.


An ultrasound is an essential tool that can help determine the location of the pregnancy, establish viability, and rule out an ectopic pregnancy or a miscarriage. It is important to note that if you are experiencing an ectopic pregnancy, you need immediate medical care rather than an abortion. Similarly, if you are experiencing a miscarriage, there is no longer a need for an abortion.


#2 Rule Out an STI to Prevent Potential Complications.

An STI could lead to complications during and after the abortion procedure. It is important to note that STIs may cause cervical infections or inflammation. If left untreated, these infections can cause further complications like pelvic inflammatory disease, which could affect your long-term reproductive health.


Getting tested beforehand can help prevent potential complications and ensure you receive proper treatment. Without STI testing, pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) could develop, potentially leading to infertility. We can provide free STI testing along with your pregnancy testing appointment.


#3 Understand How the Abortion Pill Works, Side Effects, or What Do Expect During an Abortion.

We understand that you may have fears and concerns about the abortion procedure, abortion pills, or continuing your pregnancy. Our staff is here to listen and support you throughout the decision-making process. We provide a safe and non-judgmental environment for you to discuss these concerns. Side effects vary from woman to woman but the most common include:

  • Cramping and contractions*

  • Heavy bleeding

  • Fever

  • Infection

  • Nausea, diarrhea and/or vomiting


*The first dose cuts off nutrients to the fetus so the pregnancy cannot develop and the second begins the labor process.


We are committed to empowering you to make an informed decision that is right for you. It is vital to seek reliable health and safety information about the procedure and access support services before and after the abortion.


#4 Find Support Back Home After an Abortion.

If you decide to have an abortion, you may experience mental health symptoms associated with pregnancy loss. Every woman experiences this loss differently, and there is no right way or timeline to process emotions and feelings of grief and loss. Our clinic offers after abortion support and resources to help you cope with these emotions and find healing.


These services can help you process your emotions and feelings, provide practical tools to assist in the healing process, and connect with others who have had similar experiences.


#5 Book an Appointment Today.

You don't have to face this alone. We offer the support and resources to help you make informed decisions about your pregnancy and health. We are a pro-woman, holistic non-profit organization that understands the unique challenges inherent with pregnancy. Whether you need community referrals or access to additional resources, we are committed to empowering and equipping you through the process.


Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you.


References:

Professional, C. C. M. (n.d.). Ultrasound in pregnancy. Cleveland Clinic. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diagnostics/9704-ultrasound-in-pregnancy


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID) - CDC Fact Sheet. https://www.cdc.gov/std/pid/stdfact-pid.htm


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