When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, we know you have a lot of different questions. You want accurate, helpful information from someone you can trust. Let Options help you! We want you to have as much information as possible to make an informed and empowered decision for your future.
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The results of a pregnancy test are most accurate when taken at least one week after your missed period. During pregnancy, your body produces the hormone hCG. A pregnancy test measures the amount of hCG in your urine. Your body needs time to register the higher hCG levels. If you take the test too soon, you could get a false positive.
Yes. An ultrasound is important because it provides valuable information about your pregnancy. It answers three questions: Is the pregnancy viable (is there a detectable heartbeat)? How far along is the pregnancy? Where is the pregnancy located? If you are considering an abortion, you need to know the answers to all three questions to determine what type of abortion you can have.
The abortion pill, also called medication abortion, is an early-termination procedure. It requires you to take two drugs designed to end and expel the pregnancy. This abortion method can only be performed before the ninth or tenth week of pregnancy. The first drug blocks your body’s production of progesterone which is needed for the embryo to survive. The second pill causes contractions to expel the pregnancy. Because there are side effects and risks involved, be sure to talk with us for more information.
The first drug administered, mifepristone, is highly regulated by the FDA due to the risk involved. Previously, because of the risk, a woman was required to have a doctor’s oversight. In order to obtain the drug, she needed to visit a hospital, clinic, or medical office. In July of 2020, due to COVID-19, a federal judge has suspended that rule. Healthcare providers nationwide will be able to mail or deliver mifepristone to patients for the remainder of the COVID-19 public health emergency. However, they must comply with the respective state rules on abortion.
Abortion is legal in New Hampshire. The state is currently one of the least restrictive regarding abortion. The two restrictions in place are: