At Home Abortion in New Iberia-St Martinville, LA
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Since the overturning of Roe v Wade, you may have heard that some places are offering at-home abortions with the abortion pill by mail. Before you spend over $250 buying it, there are some important things you should know.
There are many websites that have popped up online claiming to sell the abortion pill without a prescription. According to the FDA, it is illegal to order the pills without having a prescription. Abortion pills bought without a prescription are not FDA approved and risk being contaminated, counterfeit, or containing varying ingredients. The FDA also advises against buying abortion pills over the internet because you risk bypassing important safety guards that protect your health.
Before spending your money on an at-home abortion, you should have an ultrasound scan and STD testing done. Although Hope Restored Pregnancy Resource Center in New Iberia-St Martinville, LA does not offer abortions or abortion referrals, we may be able to provide you with a free ultrasound scan and a free STD testing referral as part of your Pregnancy Verification and Consultation appointment. To schedule your free appointment, call 985 872-4994 or text 985 224-3390.
Why should I get an ultrasound and STD testing before doing an at-home abortion with the abortion pill?
- You will need to know exactly how far along you are. The abortion pill is only approved for use through 70 days gestation (or 10 weeks from your last menstrual period). Irregular periods or inaccurate menstrual dating can cause a miscalculation of gestational age. The most accurate way to determine gestational age is through an ultrasound. Being off by even a few days may mean that the abortion pill might not work in terminating your pregnancy.
- You need to make sure it is an intrauterine pregnancy. The abortion pill is not effective in terminating an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy that grows outside of the uterus – can be life-threatening if not treated). A positive pregnancy test does not tell you if you have an intrauterine pregnancy. We recommend you have an ultrasound done to confirm the location of the pregnancy before paying for an abortion pill.
- You need to make sure you don’t have an STD. Untreated STDs or infections can cause serious complications for those who have an abortion. We strongly recommend getting tested for STDs before undergoing an abortion.
- You should find out if it is even a viable pregnancy. 10-25% of known pregnancies are not viable and end naturally in miscarriage – usually within the first 13 weeks. Having a positive pregnancy test does not mean that you have a viable pregnancy that will carry to term. We recommend having an ultrasound to confirm viability before you pay for an abortion pill.
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At Home Abortion New Iberia-St Martinville, LA 70560, 70562, 70563, 70582
New Iberia-St Martinville New Iberia (French: La Nouvelle-Ibérie; Spanish: Nueva Iberia) is the largest city and parish seat of, Iberia Parish. New Iberia dates its founding to the spring of 1779, when a group of some 500 colonists (Malagueños) from Spain, led by Lt. Col. Francisco Bouligny, came up Bayou Teche and settled around what became known as Spanish Lake. St. Martinville (French: Saint-Martin) ) is a city in, and the parish seat of, St. Martin Parish, Louisiana. In the 16th century, the area between the Atchafalaya River, in Louisiana, the Gulf of Mexico and Trinity River, in Texas, was occupied by numerous tribes or subdivisions of the Attakapan people. French explorers claimed and founded the colony of Louisiana in 1699.