Here at Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center we want to stress to you the importance of making good decisions, not only for yourself but others around you. This includes your unborn baby. At the very earliest stage of conception, the baby is referred to as an embryo during the first developmental stage of pregnancy. At this point your baby already has DNA from you and your partner, unique to them. Once his/her body structures become more pronounced (such as little stubby arms or legs, a small bump for a nose, etc.) we call them a fetus.
We want you to have all the facts and truths about abortion, how it affects women, and the risks involved medically. We’ve compiled some information for you listed below.
What is an abortion?
This is a medical procedure that removes the baby from a woman’s uterus. Some abortions are performed by surgery and others by a prescription medication. These types of medications are called abortifacients. The type of procedure selected by a doctor will vary greatly, depending on the stage of a woman’s pregnancy and general health.
Does an abortion hurt me?
While our intention is to be careful in our descriptions regarding this topic, we feel it is only right to speak honestly and openly with you. As with any medical procedure, there are risks involved and precautions must be taken by the staff surrounding each patient.
WARNING: This list contains content suitable for adults 18+up. Teenagers under 18, please review the following list with a trusted parent or friend.
If you have questions about any of the following topics, feel free to stop by our center for a visit or call us @ 806-935-3549.
Complications from abortion include but not limited to:1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8
- Hemorrhage (Heavy bleeding from the vagina that won’t stop)
- Incomplete abortions
- Allergic reactions to any drugs
- Tearing of the Cervix (which is the opening to the womb)
- Scarring of the Uterine Lining (What a woman sheds during a monthly menstrual cycle)
- Perforation of the Uterus (Deep cut in the tissue of the muscle)
- Damage to internal organs
- Death (1 in 5 pregnancies ends this way)
Psychological Effects reported by women:9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23
- Feelings of guilt, anger, or depression
- Detachment from other people (isolation)
- Relationship problems
- Clinical Depression
- Psychological “numbing” (emotionless towards everything)
- Nightmares and flashbacks (these can happen during the day)
- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
- Alcohol and drug abuse
Dangers to future/wanted children after an abortion:24,25,26,27,28,29
- Miscarriages (Loss of the baby during 1st, 2nd, or 3rd trimesters)
- Premature births (Many babies do not survive being born so early)
- Higher rates of cerebral palsy
- Complications of prematurity (brain, respiratory, bowel and eye problems)
We realize this is a very painful and heavy subject to cover. We want you to know we are available to talk and pray with you, and currently offer post abortion counseling at our center. Please don’t despair; there is hope. There is a better way. Let us walk with you on this journey and help you find the healing and peace you so desperately need.
Our services are always free and confidential. Come by to see us! We are located at 1315 Zauk Avenue Dumas, TX 79029 in the Calvary Baptist Church building, second entrance.
We do prefer you to schedule an appointment as we do see many clients throughout the week. We do, however, accept walk ins.
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