COST & INFO
Abortion costs differ based on the clinic, type of procedure and how far along you are in the pregnancy.
On average, the range is:
Abortion Pill = $500 - $600
Surgical Abortion under 13 weeks = $600 - $750
Surgical Abortion over 13 weeks = $900 - $2,500
If you do not have medical insurance that covers an abortion procedure, you may be required to pay out of pocket. Next Step does not profit in any way from your decision.
We do not refer for or perform abortions.
Vacuum Aspiration can be performed 12-14 weeks after the first day of your last period. The cervix is dilated and the aspiration device suctions the fetus and contents of the uterus. A curette, which has a sharp edge, may be used to scrape the walls of the uterus. This is to ensure nothing is left behind that can cause an infection.
A Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) is most commonly used in pregnancies from 13-24 weeks after the first day of your last period. After a procedure to dilate the cervix, the fetus will be dismembered and removed by using forceps, curettage and suction.
MORNING AFTER PILL
Also known as Plan B.
Works by preventing pregnancy if taken preferably within 12 hours after unprotected sex; but labeled effective up to 72 hours.
It works by doing 1 of these 3 things:
1. Temporarily stops the release of an egg from the ovary.
2. Prevents the fertilization of an already released egg, or
3. Prevents an already fertilization egg from attaching to the uterine wall.
A medical abortion is also referred to as the Abortion Pill. It’s helpful to understand this is actually a series of two different types of medication taken over a period of days.
1. Mifeprex is taken first to stop progesterone support to the embryo causing it to no longer be implanted into the uterine wall and cease growing.
2. Days later, Misoprostol will be taken to induce uterine contractions in order to expel the embryo and placenta.
It is common to experience continued cramping, vaginal bleeding and clotting for up to 2 weeks following. Other symptoms to expect include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, headaches, fever, chills, weakness, and diarrhea.
Important to note: Within two weeks, you will need to return to the clinic to make sure your abortion is complete. If there is still pregnancy tissue in your uterus, an additional procedure will be necessary.
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