This has been a publicly asked question after the overturn of Roe v. Wade in June of 2022. However, there are some misconceptions—especially in Texas.
Knowing the facts can help put your mind at ease. Women won’t die if they can’t have elective abortions, which are by choice and not for medical reasons.
According to Texas laws, elective abortion is illegal, but women can still access abortion when their lives are in danger.
What About Certain Pregnancy Complications?
While there has been a lot of focus on abortion access and safety, it’s important to recognize that pregnancy is a serious health condition in general. Medical supervision is vital for catching any potential issues and ensuring you stay safe.
Two health issues that often get confused as leading to an abortion are ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage. Treatment for these issues is not abortion, but you should definitely know about these conditions to protect your health and safety.
What Is Ectopic Pregnancy?
An ectopic pregnancy is when an embryo implants outside of the uterus. This type of pregnancy will not be able to survive and also threatens the life of the woman.
About 2% of pregnancies are ectopic and require treatment to prevent life-threatening complications.
What Is Miscarriage?
Miscarriage is the spontaneous loss of a pregnancy before the 20th week. About 10-20% of known pregnancies end naturally in this way. The number could be higher as some women miscarry before they realize they are pregnant.
There are many treatment methods for miscarriage depending on a woman’s unique situation.
Sometimes, they can resolve without any treatment, but it’s essential to receive medical care to determine if the miscarriage was complete to prevent any infections or issues.
An Ultrasound Can Help Safeguard Your Health.
An ultrasound can detect both ectopic pregnancy and miscarriage to enable women to receive the treatment they need.
Whether your pregnancy is planned or unplanned, receiving an ultrasound is a critical first step in caring for your health.
You will also find out how far along you are, which can be important for considering your pregnancy options or determining your due date.
Free Ultrasounds at The Open Door
If you are wondering whether you’re pregnant or haven’t yet received an ultrasound, our doors are open to you.
We want you to feel empowered with the information to protect your health and determine your next steps. Schedule a free appointment today!
The Open Door Pregnancy Center believes you have a right to accurate information from a resource that will not profit from your pregnancy decision. We are an alternative resource that does not perform or refer for abortion. The information on this website is for educational purposes only.