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How Will Abortion Affect Me Mentally?

A study concluded that for some women, abortion “caused, triggered, aggravated, or complicated” their mental health significantly. It showed that immediately following the abortion, women said they felt relief.  Soon after, women experienced overwhelming feelings of grief, sadness, and anxiety. These mental health problems could come months or years after an abortion. Other mental health issues...read more


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Why Talk to Us About Abortion?

There are multiple steps to take before deciding about your unplanned pregnancy. While you may feel pressure from your friends, partner, or family, know that you can talk with us in a safe and non-judgmental space. Learn the facts to prepare for whatever you decide on moving forward. 

Understand the Risks

There are both physical and emotional risks to abortion to consider. Be well informed of them all by our caring team at The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford. We can help answer any questions about risks and help you gain clarity in the process. 

Get Clarity About Your Options

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How Can I Recover Emotionally After an Abortion?

It’s possible to recover after an abortion. Regret and guilt don’t have to rule over your life anymore, and you can gain emotional clarity again.  Though it seems impossible right now, you can have joy and peace in your life. Here are some steps to begin your recovery journey and find the support you need.  

Emotional Effects of Abortion

There are, most of the time, serious emotional effects of abortion. You are not alone in your struggle.  The Nati ...read more


3 Things Needed Before Abortion?

Abortion is a permanent, life-changing decision that terminates a viable pregnancy. If you’re considering this option, there are three things you’ll want to do beforehand to protect your health: 

  • Get tested for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Review your medical history
  • Receive an ultrasound
These three steps can usually happen during one appointment. Read on to learn more about each step and how it protects your health....read more


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Is Abortion or Adoption Right for Me?

Knowing what option is right for you can be the hardest choice to be sure of, especially when faced with all the emotions that come with an unplanned pregnancy. Know that you are not alone.  Maybe you’re not ready to parent but can’t decide between abortion or adoption. Though the decision is ultimately up to you, we are here to educate you more about these two options so you can make an informed decision for your future.

Is Abortion for Me?

There are two types of abortion based on how far along you are in pregnancy, which can only be determined with an ultrasound. 

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What Are the Signs of an Incomplete Abortion?

It can be challenging to understand the full reality of the risks of abortion until it happens to you. If you are experiencing complications after abortion, seek immediate medical attention.  Even if it’s something that seems minor to you, call your medical provider to be sure of where your health stands. Your health and safety is the most important thing and should be protected.

What is An Incomplete Abortion?

One of the significant physical risks of abortion is an incomplete abortion. About ...read more


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What Are the Mental Health Effects of Abortion?

You may have already been made aware of the physical risks of abortion, but many people are unaware of the mental health risks of this option. Common negative consequences include drug and alcohol abuse, anxiety, depression, and even suicidal thoughts. Be sure to consider all the possible outcomes, including the mental health effects, before an abortion. You deserve to know the facts.

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What are the Different Types of Abortion?

Surgical abortion, medical abortion, at-home abortion, the abortion pill…and the list goes on. With all the different names for abortion, it can be confusing to know what’s what. If you are considering abortion, you should know there are two main types of abortion procedures: medical abortion and surgical abortion. The type you may qualify for depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy. In this blog, we want to clarify the different types of abortion and the risks.

What Is The Abortion Pill (Medical Abortion)?

The abortion pill consists of two drugs that terminate a pregnancy, which is medically referred to as a ...read more


What Are the Risks of Abortion?

  As with any medical procedure, abortion comes with risks. There are two types of abortion: medical abortion (the abortion pill) and surgical abortion. It’s essential to carefully evaluate the risks to determine if abortion is something you feel comfortable choosing.

What Is a Medical Abortion?

While medical abortion may have different names, it is always a two-step regimen of two drugs: mifepristone and misoprostol. Mifepristone is prescribed and taken at an abortion clinic or medical facility. It blocks progesterone, an essential pregnancy hormone—once blocked, the lining of the uterine thins, causing fetal demise.  ...read more


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