Considering Abortion near Olympia?
If you are pregnant and considering an abortion, Obria Medical Clinics want to help you make an informed choice that is best for your health and well-being. We provide compassionate confidential care, evidence-based medical information about all options, and non-judgmental support, no matter what decision you make.
Confirming You Are Pregnant
Confirming your pregnancy is important for your health.
Our pregnancy screening includes:
- Lab-grade urine pregnancy testing
- Ultrasound exam – With a positive pregnancy test, a limited obstetrical ultrasound exam is done to confirm:
- presence of a heartbeat
- location of the pregnancy
- estimated gestational age (how many weeks pregnant you are).
Our trained medical staff is available to discuss any questions you may have regarding an abortion, barriers to continuing a pregnancy, abortion procedures, costs, and risks associated with abortion.
Available abortion options include chemical abortion (“abortion pill”), and surgical abortion. The type of abortion performed depends mainly on your health history and how far along you are in your pregnancy.
We recommend that you also be tested for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). Any infection should be treated before an abortion to prevent the spread of infection during the abortion procedure.
Did you know that not all abortion providers check for STDs before they perform abortions? Why should you be screened for STDs if you just want an abortion? Because serious complications can occur if an STD isn’t treated before you undergo an abortion procedure.
Here’s how. During an abortion procedure cells infected with Chlamydia or Gonorrhea can travel from your vaginal opening up into your uterus. When the cells travel and are not treated, you are at greater risk for developing a secondary infection called Pelvic Inflammatory Disease.
PID is pretty serious. According to the CDC, it can put you at risk for ectopic pregnancy, infertility, abscess, chronic pelvic/abdominal pain, and pain and bleeding during sex. In order to avoid medical complications, the best thing to do is to make it a priority to get screened and treated first if you’re headed to the abortion clinic. Taking antibiotics will greatly reduce your risk of further infection.
You owe it to yourself to be safe. Don’t ignore the important step of being screened for STDs before an abortion. You have a right to be as informed as possible about your health before you undergo any medical procedure, including abortion.
At Obria Medical Clinics, we believe knowledge is key to making informed, confident decisions about your reproductive health, especially pregnancy and abortion.
Bottom line: get yourself tested for STDs first if you think abortion is in your future. Because it’s your life, your health, your future.
The choices you make today create your life tomorrow. To make an informed decision that is best for you, you need information on all your options. We are here to help.
Please note that we do not provide nor refer for abortions.
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Olympia is the capital of the U.S. state of Washington and the county seat of Thurston County. It was incorporated on January 28, 1859. The population was 46,479 as of the 2010 census, making it the 24th largest city in the state. The city borders Lacey to the east and Tumwater to the south. Olympia is a cultural center of the southern Puget Sound region. Olympia is located 60 miles (100 km) southwest of Seattle, the largest city in the state of Washington.