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Please enter a valid email address. Walmart Services. Get to Know Us. Customer Service. You will definitely have less freedom in your life for a number of years. Many young mothers feel isolated and neglected. Others find great fulfillment in caring for their baby. Either way, asking for support is a good idea. Within a year, your baby will be walking around. In five years, he or she will be in school.
In ten years, he or she will almost be a teenager! This can last for several weeks or up to a year or more.
Remember, you and your body have gone through a lot. And during the first month you are getting used to being tired all the time, feeding the baby 12 times a day, and hormonal changes. Usually support, lifestyle changes, and counseling help.
Sometimes some medicine, or rarely, hospitalization are needed. Does he want to? My mother? My father?
I have no life. It never ends! They never talk about how hard it is. I know it will be a long and trying road ahead but I will endure To understand the advantages or disadvantages of each method see chart on pgs. The opening to the uterus is opened large enough for the doctor to remove the pregnancy with forceps. The doctor collapses the head so that the fetus can come out all at once.
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In a few cases, an induction procedure is used after 20 weeks. The cervix is opened over a day or more, then labor is induced, causing a miscarriage. Almost all of these use the more common suction method or medication. You deserve to have some peace of mind about this difficult situation. Take some time to do the exercises in this section. See also sections on healing. Take the time now to explore what you really believe. Different people have very different answers to this question.
Some believe that abortion is wrong and bad. Others believe that abortion can be a very good and responsible choice. Some people would ask if your intentions are good or bad. Are you trying to make the best choice you can, or are you trying to do something bad?
Still others might remind you that a person can be good, even when she is making difficult decisions. Millions and millions of women throughout the world and over all the years of history have made the decision that abortion is the best thing they could choose in their situation. But only you can judge whether the choice you are making is coming from a good place or a bad place. Do you think of yourself as a selfish person? What is the difference between being selfish and taking care of yourself?
What does your conscience say to you about abortion? Can abortion be moral? What good can come out of having an abortion? How you will feel afterwards probably has a lot to do with how you feel before the abortion.
Are you certain about your choice? Is it really your decision? Do you have a sense of peace? Are you afraid of needing forgiveness? Are you just feeling kind of numb? If so, go back to feelings section Do you need more support? Are you very sad?
It is natural for some women to have a feeling of grief and loss about abortion. See healing section This can take a little time to heal. Take the time to work on your feelings about abortion before you have one. Then you will be better prepared for whatever feelings you might have afterwards. If you are having really difficult feelings after an abortion, there is help. See exercise on regret below and section on healing, and resource section. If you have an abortion will you feel guilty? On a seperate sheet of paper, write a little about each feeling you might have:. The first step might be to pray or talk to God and share how it has been for you to make this decision.
Does God know you are doing the best you can in this situation? Is your God loving and compassionate? Can God see into your heart?
Some women believe God loves them and will be with them even in difficult times. Some women believe God thinks abortion is wrong, but will forgive them. Some women believe God will punish them if they have an abortion.
See also Religion section. If you are worried about how you will feel afterwards, answer the following questions.
Add up your score. Go back and complete all the exercises in the Decision-Making section if you need to. How far along in the pregnancy can I be? Some doctors use method until 9 weeks 63 days. Some doctors start at 5 weeks LMP. How long does it take for the abortion to be complete? May need another dose of misoprostol. Can I still have children later in life? Regardless of method, abortion is about 20 times safer than childbirth. Infections are the greatest threat to fertility, not abortion.
Future childbearing is not affected, unless there are rare, serious complications which you would be aware of. How painful is it? Cramping usually worse for about 4 - 8 hours after misoprostol when pregancy is passing. Pain pills may be offered. Pain medication, general anesthesia, or sedatives may be available, depending on the clinic. Can the abortion fail? Surgical abortion may be necessary if it fails. A second or third dose of misoprostol may be required.