Serving women and men in need in Houghton and Baraga counties.
Pregnant Women Needed for Ultrasound Training
We are seeking pregnant women in their first and second trimester to be ultrasound models for training purposes. See your baby and leave with pictures! Ultrasounds for models will be scheduled on Friday afternoons. Register on our website for a free ultrasound.
If you think you might be pregnant and are trying to make a pregnancy decision, there are many choices facing
you. It can be overwhelming. You might be considering options such as abortion that you have not previously
thought about. At our center, we are here to help you weigh those options and
offer you the support you might need. There are some important things to think about if you are considering
abortion and we are here to help you regardless of your situation.
Before having an abortion, it is important to have your pregnancy confirmed. There are many reasons that you
could have missed your period or that you are experiencing other symptoms of pregnancy. Taking a pregnancy test
is a good first step. Visit us at our center or contact us at your convenience and you will be able to schedule an appointment. During your
appointment, we will perform a pregnancy test for you, help you with any questions you might have, and support
you as you move forward.
If you have had a positive pregnancy test, it is important to have an ultrasound to confirm your
pregnancy and give you important information you need before you make a pregnancy decision. An ultrasound will
provide information such as, if your pregnancy is viable (a living baby with heartbeat), the gestational age of
your pregnancy, and if the pregnancy is growing inside your uterus. All of this information affects the
choices available to you.
Contact us today. We would be glad to talk with you about your options and schedule your ultrasound. Everything
at our center is confidential so your privacy will never be
The abortion pill goes by many names, including medication abortion, early medical abortion, RU-486, Mifeprex
(Mifepristone) and Misoprostol. Women who had their last period within the past 11 weeks (77 days) may choose to
terminate a pregnancy through chemical abortion. When used beyond the first trimester, laminaria (small rods)
may be used to dilate the cervix.
Note: Mifepristone is approved by the FDA for use up to 10 weeks after your last menstrual period, but
abortion providers may choose to offer the procedure later than that. Misoprostol has not been approved for
use in pregnancy.
A chemical abortion, often referred to as the abortion pill, typically requires taking two drugs; the most
common drugs used are mifepristone and misoprostol. Mifepristone lowers progesterone to unsafe levels in
pregnancy. Progesterone is a hormone that plays an important role in sustaining a pregnancy and in a baby's
development. In a chemical abortion, mifepristone is followed by misoprostol, which brings on labor-like
symptoms such as severe cramping and bleeding. When and how these medications are administered may vary based on
the laws in your area, and the procedures of the clinic you choose. Women who choose chemical abortion are
sometimes responsible for self-managing some (or all) of the procedure, so it’s important to gather as
much information as possible as you make a decision about your pregnancy.
In order to make sure you’re safe, here are a few things you can do ahead of time:
If you’re not sure whether you are pregnant, we offer free pregnancy testing.
Not sure where to get an ultrasound? Call us today. We can
Our center can offer education about abortion.
Whenever you need us, we can help.
If you have recently taken the abortion pill, it may be possible to undo the effects of abortion drugs.
Learn more here.
This is a surgical procedure to remove the fetus from the uterus through the vagina. The procedure is typically
done using suction or an instrument called a curet. Different processes are used depending on the gestational
age of your pregnancy. If you are unsure how far along you are, contact us for a free ultrasound to confirm your
The type of surgical abortion you have will depend on how far along you are. Suction abortion (also called
vacuum aspiration) is the most common. Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) is another kind of in-clinic abortion
procedure often used for pregnancies beyond 16 weeks.
Here are some steps typical to a surgical abortion:
Not sure where to get an ultrasound? Call us today. We can help.
3. Learn about the procedure. Ask the abortion provider what procedure will be used for your
abortion. You can ask as many questions as needed to understand the process.
Our center can offer education about abortion. Please contact us today for an appointment.
If you are thinking about your pregnancy decision, you are not alone. There are many options available to you.
At our center we are here to talk with you about any choices you would like to
discuss including abortion, adoption, or parenting. As with any medical procedure, it is important to understand
what the abortion entails, side effects, possible risks, complications, and alternatives. If you are ready to
talk to someone about your situation, contact us and we can provide you with confidential help.
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We do not offer, recommend or refer for abortions or abortifacients, but are committed to offering accurate information about abortion procedures and risks.