What is a medical abortion?

What is a Medical Abortion?

We know a pregnancy decision is not easy. With the pressure you may put on yourself and the emotions coming at you, it can feel overwhelming. You are not alone. If you’re thinking about a medical abortion, you deserve the facts. A medical abortion consists of two drugs that terminate an existing pregnancy. Mifepristone blocks progesterone, and misoprostol causes uterine contractions that expel the pregnancy and related tissue from the body.

Risks of Medical Abortion

With such a serious medical procedure comes serious risks to your health. Side effects of medical abortion include abdominal cramping and vaginal bleeding. Possible risks include the follo ...read more


Do I have to tell my partner I want an abortion?

Do I Have to Tell My Partner I Want an Abortion?

No, you don’t have to tell your partner you want an abortion, but you may want to if you want to continue a relationship with him. Abortion is a huge decision that impacts you and him. Here are four reasons to consider telling your partner about your pregnancy and how you feel.

1. It Will Build Trust.

Telling your partner you are pregnant is not easy. However, healthy relationships are built on trust and honesty. Keeping such a significant event from your partner can break trust when he eventually learns of your secret. It’s hard to rebuild trust once it’s broken, so having an honest dialogue with him about the situation and how you feel can bring you closer together instead of farther apart. ...read more


My partner is pressuring me to have an abortion but I’m not sure

My Partner Is Pressuring Me To Have an Abortion, but I’m Not Sure

It’s never ok for someone to force or pressure you into any decision, especially as you face lots of emotions and decisions. You deserve to feel seen and heard as you navigate an unplanned pregnancy. If your partner is pressuring you to have an abortion but you are not sure, remember that you have the final say. Our compassionate team at The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford is here to listen and offer the support you need.

Give Yourself Time to Process

If you’re feeling pressure from your partner or maybe someone else around you, find space to process your pregnancy and your emotions on your own for a moment.  ...read more


How an Adoption Plan Can Prevent Depression Caused by Abortion

How an Adoption Plan Can Prevent Depression Caused by Abortion

No one has a roadmap for an unexpected pregnancy. You are not alone. Choosing adoption when experiencing an unexpected pregnancy could help to avoid the depression that can accompany abortion.  Here are the facts so you can make an informed decision.

The Reality of Abortion

Research shows that abortion may increase a woman’s chances of developing mental health struggles. After an abortion, it isn’t uncommon for women to develop the following:
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I Don’t want another abortion

I Don’t Want Another Abortion

You’ve already had an abortion. Now, you think you might be pregnant again.  For a variety of reasons, you do not want to abort. What are your options?

Are You Sure You Are Pregnant?

You’ve been pregnant before, and you think you know the signs. Or, you’ve taken a home test, and it was positive.  At The Pregnancy Care Center of Rockford, we can provide you with a free, professional-grade pregnancy test. If it is positive, we will then perform a free ultrasound...read more


I’ve already had an abortion and don’t want another one. What are my options?

I’ve Already Had an Abortion and Don’t Want Another One. What Are My Options?

If you’ve already had an abortion, you understand the significant risks and side effects that come with this major medical decision. Maybe you don’t want to make this decision again as you face another unexpected pregnancy. You don’t have to. You have two other options: making an adoption plan and parenting. We’re here to give you a better look at each of them. You can do this.

Exploring an Adoption

Adoption costs the birth mother nothing, so it’s a great option if you are struggling financially and may not be able to support a child right now. As the birth mother, you choose the adoptive parents as well as the adoption plan. You get to customize your adoption plan by setting the terms. You can choose how much contact you want with your child (if any), how muc ...read more


How Will Abortion Affect Me Physically?

With abortion comes many big questions due to the physical risks of the procedure. In some cases, it can lead to heavy/prolonged bleeding, infection, and more. There are serious health risks to consider for both types of abortion.  Here are the facts so you can make a confident and informed decision for your future.

Medical Abortion 

Medical abortion typically takes place in the first trimester of pregnancy. It usually includes two different medications: mifepristone and misoprostol. The ...read more


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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


woman considering abortion

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


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