How Do Women Feel After A Pregnancy Termination?

 

Her Smart Choice Women’s Health Center Educational Series Presents ‘How Do Women Feel After A Pregnancy Termination?’ abortion

 

Did you know most women DO NOT regret their decision to terminate a pregnancy and are no more likely to experience mental health problems than women who carry an unplanned pregnancy to term?

 

 

What if you’ve  already made your decision, but you are still not sure about your emotional health after the procedure? And you wonder, what will you possibly feel after pregnancy termination?

  1. The most common emotional reactions after pregnancy termination are minimal or none as it’s a personal choice. 
  2. A small group of women may feel relief, transient guilt, sadness, and a sense of loss.
  3. There is no good evidence from large surveys that choosing to terminate an unwanted pregnancy places a woman at higher risk of subsequent depression than choosing to deliver an unwanted baby.
  4. The percentage of women who regret carrying and delivering an unwanted pregnancy is very high.

The type of abortion procedure you have depends on a few factors, including how far along you are in your pregnancy, your medical suitability, which procedures are available in your area, and your preferences. A health care provider can also discuss the options with you to help you make an informed decision.

 

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How To Differentiate A Normal Menstrual Cycle From An Abnormal One?

 

How To Differentiate A Normal Menstrual Cycle From An Abnormal One?

 

Her Smart Choice Women’s Health Center Educational Series Presents ‘How To Differentiate A Normal Menstrual Cycle From An Abnormal One?’

 

Preventive health visits should begin during adolescence to start a dialogue and establish an environment where a young patient can feel good about taking responsibility for her own reproductive health and feel confident that her concerns will be addressed in a confidential setting . 

 

Because menarche is such an important milestone in physical development, clinicians should educate adolescent girls and their parents or guardians about what to expect of a first menstrual period and the range for normal cycle length of subsequent menses.

 

Young girls and their parents or guardians frequently have difficulty assessing what constitutes normal menstrual cycles or patterns of bleeding. By age 15 (years old), 98% of females will have had menarche. Although menstrual cycles vary considerably during the first few years after menarche, the majority of cycles in adolescents last 21 to 45 days with two to seven days of menstrual bleeding. By the third postmenarchal year, 95 percent of cycles fall into this range. The average adult menstrual cycle lasts 28 to 35 days with four (4) to six (6) days of menstrual bleeding.

 

Adolescents with regular menses have cyclic estrogen secretion that permits orderly growth and shedding of the endometrium (estrogen-withdrawal bleeding), even in the absence of ovulation. 

 

In addition, the secretion of progesterone associated with the occasional ovulatory cycle in adolescents with regular menses helps to stabilize endometrial growth and permits more complete shedding.

 

 

Now let’s talk about Abnormal Uterine Bleeding. What is it and why does it happen?

A number of medical conditions can cause abnormal uterine bleeding, characterized by unpredictable timing and variable amount of flow. Although a long interval between cycles is common in adolescence due to anovulation, it is statistically uncommon for girls and adolescents to remain amenorrheic for more than 3 months (90 days).

 

Abnormal Uterine Bleeding (AUB) may be caused by ovulatory dysfunction and bleeding patterns can range from amenorrhea to irregular heavy menstrual bleeding.

 

The most common cause of AUB in adolescents during the initial one to two years of menstruation are anovulatory cycles (no ovulation), which are related to immaturity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-ovarian axis. 

How To Differentiate A Normal Menstrual Cycle From An Abnormal One?

Other common causes of AUB in adolescents include:

  • Pregnancy – pregnancy-related problems.
  • Bleeding disorders.
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome.
  • Thyroid dysfunction.
  • Hypothalamic dysfunction (eg, related to stress, exercise, underweight, acute weight loss, or obesity).
  • Hormonal or intrauterine contraception.
  • Infection. 

 

More than one cause may contribute or exacerbate AUB in a given adolescent.

 

  1. What is considered excessive menstrual bleeding? Excessive menstrual bleeding may be prolonged (greater than 7 days) or of increased volume (greater than 80 mL/cycle). Because neither patients nor clinicians can accurately estimate the volume of blood loss, excessive menstrual bleeding is often defined clinically (eg;  soaks a pad or tampon more than every two hours; interferes with activities (eg; wakes from sleep); and/or interferes with physical, emotional, social, and/or material quality of life). 
  2. What is the origin of bleeding? Excessive bleeding is typically from the uterus, whereas light bleeding, staining, or spotting may be from any site along the genital tract. Postcoital bleeding suggests bleeding from the cervix or other lower genital tract source. Bleeding that occurs solely with urination or defecation suggests a urinary or gastrointestinal source.
  3. What might it be associated with? Heavy menstrual bleeding, commonly associated with anovulation, also has been associated with the diagnosis of a coagulopathy (including von Willebrand’s disease, platelet function disorders, and/or other bleeding disorders) or other serious problems (including hepatic failure) and, rarely, malignancy.

 

To chart your menses may be beneficial, especially if your menstrual history is too vague or considered to be inaccurate.

 

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What Should You Look For In An Abortion?

 

What Should You Look For In An Abortion?

 

Her Smart Choice Women’s Health Center Educational Series Presents ‘What Should You Look For In An Abortion?’

 

We understand it is difficult to know that you are pregnant and not ready! If you have made your decision to terminate or thinking about terminating your pregnancy, here are few major factors you want to consider:

  • Is it safe?
  • What methods are available?
  • Will I be able to have kids in the future?
  • How much pain or bleeding will I have?
  • Where can I get the procedure done?
  • What is my benefit and expected outcome?
  • What does it cost?.
  • What is the difference between Medical and Surgical Abortion?

 

 

 

 

 

Many women have questions about what is true or not based on what they have heard about abortion:

  • MYTH 1: Abortion is dangerous

♀ FACT: Legal abortion is one of the safest medical procedures available today. While abortion does have some risk, on the whole, carrying a pregnancy and giving birth have been found to be more risky than having an abortion. It is important to know that abortion performed by someone who is not trained (for example, by a woman herself or someone who is not a health care provider) may not be safe and can lead to serious complications, including bleeding, infection, infertility, and even death.

 

  • MYTH 2: Abortion will make me infertile

♀ FACT: When an abortion is performed safely by someone who has training, it does not lead to difficulty getting pregnant in the future.

 

  • MYTH 3: Abortion increases risk of breast cancer.

♀ FACT: Several studies have conclusively shown that having an abortion does not increase the risk of developing breast cancer.

 

  • PROBABLE MYTH 4: Abortion increases my chance of miscarriage in the future

♀ FACT: A number of well-designed studies have found that early abortions do not increase the risk of miscarriage, preterm delivery, or other complications with future pregnancies.

Your health care provider is the best source of information for questions and concerns related to your medical problem. 

What Should I Look For In An Abortion?

What Should I Look For In An Abortion?

 

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Why Do Women Get Periods Or Menstrual Cycles?

 

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Her Smart Choice Women’s Health Center Educational Series Presents ‘Why Do Women Get Periods Or Menstrual Cycles?’ 

 

Do you know when your last menstrual period began or how long it lasted? If not, it might be time to start paying attention. Periods or Menstrual Cycles

 

Tracking your menstrual cycles can help you understand what’s normal for you, time ovulation and identify important changes, such as a missed periods or unpredictable menstrual bleeding. 

 

The menstrual cycle is the monthly series of changes a woman’s body goes through in preparation for the possibility of pregnancy. Each month, one of the ovaries releases an egg, a process called ovulation. At the same time, hormonal changes prepare the uterus for pregnancy. 

 

 

If ovulation takes place and the egg isn’t fertilized, the lining of the uterus sheds through the vagina. This is a menstrual period.

 

The normal menstrual cycle is a tightly coordinated cycle of stimulatory and inhibitory effects that results in the release of a single mature oocyte from a pool of hundreds of thousands of primordial oocytes. Despite variations worldwide and within the U.S. population, median age at menarche has remained relatively stable, between 12 and 13 years, across well-nourished populations in developed countries. 

 

A variety of factors contribute to the regulation of this process, including hormones and paracrine and autocrine factors that are still being identified. 

 

The average adult menstrual cycle lasts 28 to 35 days, with approximately 14 to 21 days in the follicular phase and 14 days in the luteal phase.

Why Do Women Get Periods Or Menstrual Cycles?

Why Do Women Get Periods Or Menstrual Cycles?

 

There is relatively little cycle variability among women between the ages of 20 and 40 years. 

In comparison, there is significantly more cycle variability for the first five to seven years after menarche and for the last 10 years before cessation of menses.

Your menstrual cycle might be regular, about the same length every month,  or somewhat irregular, and your period might be light or heavy, painful or pain-free, long or short, and still be considered normal.

 

Within a broad range, “normal” is what’s normal for you. To find out what’s normal for you, start keeping a record of your menstrual cycle on a calendar or your smartphone.

 

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Which Type of Abortion is Right for You?

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Which Type of Abortion is Right for You?

 

Her Smart Choice Women’s Health Center Educational Series Presents ‘Which Type Of Abortion Is Right For You?’ abortion abortion pills surgical abortion

 

Did you know 1 in 4 women in the US will have an abortion by the age of 45?

There are two different ways an abortion can be performed in an OB/GYN’s office.

  1. The first is a medical abortion – meaning the abortion or pregnancy termination is completed by taking pills orally.
  2. The second is a surgical abortion. It’s performed as a standard surgical procedure called a D&C (Dilatation and Curettage) at a clinic or hospital.

 

 

 

The type of procedure you choose depends on several factors, including:

  • How far along you are in your pregnancy?
  • Which procedures are available in your area? 
  • What are your personal preferences?

 

Options available may be different at different stages of pregnancy. 

You might choose a medication abortion if you are less than ten weeks and wish to avoid an invasive procedure and anesthesia and prefer the privacy of being at home when you pass the pregnancy.

 

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Which Type Of Abortion Is Right For You?

 

The benefits of medical abortion are (abortion pills):

  • No instruments or suction will be used, so you will not be exposed to the chance of cervical injury and uterine perforation that rarely occur with surgical abortion.
  • There is a very small likelihood of infection after medical abortion.
  • You will be at home during the actual abortion process. 

If you are more than ten weeks pregnant, you might consider a surgical or aspirational abortion. This process takes place at a clinic or hospital under anesthesia. The abortion will be completed in one to two days. The time spent in the clinic is generally three to six hours.

The benefits of surgical abortion are:

  • It can be performed later in the pregnancy than a medical abortion.
  • It usually involves only one visit to the clinic.
  • There’s usually less bleeding and cramping than with a medical abortion.

 

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Is Abortion Right For Me?

 

Is Abortion Right For Me?

 

Her Smart Choice Women’s Health Center Educational Series Presents ‘Is Abortion Right For Me?’

 

Worldwide, the estimated rate for abortion between 2010 and 2014 was 35 out of 1000 women (3.5%)  ages 15 to 44. The rate in resource-rich countries was 27 per 1000 (2.7%) and in resource-limited countries was 37 per 1000 (3.7%). 

The highest rate was in the Caribbean with 65 per 1000 (6.5%), and the lowest rate was in North America 17 per 1000 (1.7%)  and northern or western Europe 18 per 1000 (1.8%). 

 

An estimated 25% of all pregnancies worldwide ended in induced abortion. Similarly, in the United States, close to one in four women will have an abortion during her reproductive life. Using standards set by the World Health Organization, abortion is considered medically safe when recommended methods are used by trained persons. Having an abortion does not make it harder to get pregnant again. Abortions do not harm your health, and they do not harm the health of your future babies.

If you are pregnant and considering an abortion, only you can know if the decision is right for you. It is your fundamental right to choose. You may or may not want to talk to a friend or family member, your partner, or someone else you trust. 

You can always talk to a supportive health care provider or clinics that provide abortion services. It is often helpful to share your thoughts and feelings about this decision with people who will support you no matter what you decide. Asking others for their input may be helpful, but if you feel that someone is not letting you make your own decision or is trying to force you to make a particular decision, we recommend seeking additional help from a clinic or hospital. 

 

Is Abortion Right For Me?

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Is Abortion Safe?

 

Is Abortion Safe?

 

Her Smart Choice Women’s Health Center Educational Series Presents ‘Is Abortion Safe?’

 

Did you know over 99.75% of abortions do not cause major medical problems? 

In the early 1970s, the Population Council and CDC conducted a significant study on abortion safety; they concluded that abortion was considerably safer than continuing a pregnancy to delivery. By 1975, the Institute of Medicine had concluded that the public health benefits of abortion were well established. 

 

 

Recently, researchers at UC-San Francisco used California Medicaid data on 54,911 abortions to see how many women had an emergency room visit or hospitalization as a result. The overall complication rate was 2% and most complications were minor. Only 0.03% of patients were transferred by ambulance to an emergency department on the day of the abortion.

So, if you are still asking: “Is abortion safe?,” here are a few more helpful points.

  1. A medical abortion that is performed in the United States in an Ob/Gyn’s office is safe and effective care. 
  2. 3 in 10 women in the U.S. will have an abortion by the time they are 45 years old. 
  3. Complications for all abortions are rare and safer when performed earlier in gestation. 
  4. While any type of procedure carries associated risks that no medical procedure is 100% safe. The possibility of any major complication occurring in a hospital is 0.31% while the risk of minor complications such as an infection or failure from medicine is about 2-5%.  
  5. Abortion is very common. In the hands of an experienced physician, it is 99.7% safe while giving birth is 14 times riskier than having an abortion.

 

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Is An IUD A Good Option For Me?

 

Is An IUD A Good Option For Me?

 

Her Smart Choice Women’s Health Center Educational Series Presents ‘Is An IUD A Good Option For Me?’

 

There are two types of IUDs and they are both the best birth control options available at this time.  It’s the #1 birth control method used in the world. About 23% of sexually active women in the world use this method. IUD can be used for most women including;

  1. Nulliparous Women: who never gave birth to a child.
  2. Adolescents with one or more kids.
  3. Women who are instantly suffering from postpartum or post-abortion.
  4. Women with almost all acute or chronic medical conditions.
  5. Women desiring emergency contraception are candidates for intrauterine contraception. 

 

       

 

It is also a great option if you are suffering from;

  1. Heavy periods.
  2. Anemia from heavy periods.
  3. Painful periods.
  4. Endometriosis related pain.
  5. Pelvic inflammatory diseases.
  6. Abnormal cells in uterus.

 

It also Reduces the risk for; (Which was found in several medical studies.)

  1. Cervical Cancer.
  2. Uterine Cancer.
  3. Ovarian Cancer.

 

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What are the Common Reasons For Choosing an Abortion?

 

What are the Common Reasons For Choosing an Abortion?

 

Her Smart Choice Women’s Health Center Educational Series Presents ‘What are the Common Reasons Women Choose an Abortion?’

 

Did you know, according to the National Center on Health Statistics that almost half of pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned?
And many will get pregnant while using birth control?
For every 100 women who rely on the pill for one year, nine will get pregnant; and for every 100 women who rely on condoms for one year, nearly 20 will get pregnant.

 

 

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Did you know, according to the National Center on Health Statistics that almost half of pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned?
And many will get pregnant while using birth control?
For every 100 women who rely on the pill for one year, nine will get pregnant; and for every 100 women who rely on condoms for one year, nearly 20 will get pregnant.

Did you know, according to the National Center on Health Statistics that almost half of pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned?
And many will get pregnant while using birth control?
For every 100 women who rely on the pill for one year, nine will get pregnant; and for every 100 women who rely on condoms for one year, nearly 20 will get pregnant.

Did you know, according to the National Center on Health Statistics that almost half of pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned?
And many will get pregnant while using birth control?
For every 100 women who rely on the pill for one year, nine will get pregnant; and for every 100 women who rely on condoms for one year, nearly 20 will get pregnant.

 

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Why Women Choose an Abortion?

 

Why Do Women Choose an Abortion?

 

Her Smart Choice Woman’s Health Center Educational Series Presents ‘Why Do Women Choose an Abortion?’

 

Did you know, according to the National Center on Health Statistics that almost half of pregnancies in the U.S. are unplanned? And many will get pregnant while using birth control?

For every 100 women who rely on the pill for one year, nine will get pregnant; and for every 100 women who rely on condoms for one year, nearly 20 will get pregnant?

You’re not alone. Given the data, there are many women right now in the very same situation as you are. Today, we’re going to discuss “Why Do Women Choose an Abortion?”

 

 

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