Pre-Abortion Considerations

Before Your Abortion

If you are considering abortion or planning to use the Abortion Pill (medical abortion), your first step is to schedule a Full Pregnancy Evaluation which includes a free ultrasound to answer these four essential questions about your abortion plan:

1. Is my pregnancy viable?
It’s important to confirm that you are pregnant and that your pregnancy is viable. (You may not know that one in four pregnancies end in miscarriage before 7 weeks.1 You may not need to have an abortion.) The Full Pregnancy Evaluation will tell you what you need to know.
2. Is my pregnancy in the right place?

Our ultrasound evaluation will detect if your pregnancy is inside your uterus.  A pregnancy in the fallopian tubes (known as an ectopic pregnancy) is very dangerous and must be treated immediately. Our pre-abortion ultrasound can rule out the possibility of ectopic pregnancy.

3. How far along am I?

Your gestational age (the number of weeks you’ve been pregnant) determines the cost and type of abortion that you could be eligible for. This information is vital before using an abortion pill.

4. Do I have an STD?
Having any type of abortion with an untreated STD jeopardizes a woman’s health by increasing her risk of infection and other complications.2
Our Full Pregnancy Evaluation will help you make the pregnancy decision that’s right for you.

“I am so glad I went to Women’s Choice. I had so many questions and the Nurses were really patient and helpful.”

The Full Pregnancy Evaluation Appointment

While some of our services can be done virtually, this appointment is an in-clinic visit at one of our center locations. You will meet with a Nurse or other Medical Staff member who will:

  • Review your health history and answer your medical questions.
  • Perform a clinical pregnancy test.
  • If your pregnancy test is positive, the staff will review your health history. An ultrasound exam may be done the same day to confirm pregnancy and determine how far along you are.
  • Review all of your pregnancy options, including abortion proceduresrisks and side effects.
  • Provide medical, insurance, and community support referrals .
  • Provide STD screening.

Schedule any follow up appointments as needed.



All of the pregnancy services at Women’s Choice Network Centers are provided at no cost.

Q: Do I need to bring anything to the appointment?

Yes, bring some form of ID. There is never a charge for our services.

Q. Can I bring a friend?

Yes, we encourage you to bring your partner or a close friend.

Q. Do I have to have another pregnancy test if I’ve had a home test?

Yes. We will confirm the results of your home test at no charge.

Our Medical Directors have reviewed this information for accuracy.

You’re more than the results of a test. We promise: no pressure, no judgment, just confidential care.

An unplanned pregnancy doesn’t have to cost you your hope or future.


  1. National Institutes of Health (2019). Miscarriage. Retrieved from; Wilcox AJ, Weinberg CR, O’Connor JF, Baird DD, Schlatterer JP, Canfield RD (1988). Incidence of early loss of pregnancy. N Engl J Med; 319:89-94.
  2. Ovigstad E, et al. (1983). Pelvic inflammatory disease associated with Chlamydia trachomatis infection after therapeutic abortion. Br J Vener Dis, 59: 189-92; Heisterberg L, et al. (1987). The role of vaginal secretory immunoglobulin a, gardnerella vaginalis, anaerobes, and Chlamydia trachomatis in post abortal pelvic inflammatory disease. Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica, 66(2): 99-102.

Women’s Choice Network provides pre-abortion services vital to your health and safety including pregnancy testing, ultrasound, and consultation. We also provide post abortion screening, abortion pill reversal, and other medical consultations with our Nursing staff. We do not provide abortions or abortion referrals.