Finding out your girlfriend is pregnant can be a scary moment for a man and the planning and questions that follow can feel overwhelming.
They say, “knowledge is power,” so as you both explore the options available to you, it’s important to take time to learn as much as possible about her unique health conditions, the resources available through your community, and the costs you might face along the way.
If you’re curious about abortion but unsure of the finances involved, Turning Point is here to help!
We know finances are a huge factor when it comes to making a choice for unplanned pregnancies and knowing whether your insurance will help is an important piece of the puzzle. Unfortunately, unless you are legally married, your insurance plan will not cover your girlfriend’s medical expenses, including abortion.
However, if you’re looking for no-cost pregnancy healthcare services in the San Diego area, keep reading!
If you and your girlfriend are considering terminating the pregnancy, the abortion pill is one form of abortion that may be available to you.
Unlike surgical abortion procedures, the abortion pill uses chemical means to end unwanted pregnancies. The process involves two pills, Mifepristone and Misoprostol. Mifepristone is used to stop the body’s production of progesterone, which is used to support and nourish the pregnancy. Without progesterone, the pregnancy will end.
Once the pregnancy has ended, Misoprostol will be administered to expel the tissue from the uterus through a process of bleeding and contractions.
It’s important to remember that the abortion pill is a serious medical procedure and your girlfriend may experience intense side effects and risks. In addition to the common side effects of nausea, weakness, fever/chills, vomiting, headaches, diarrhea, and dizziness, she may experience more long-term health consequences such as sepsis, infection, and hemorrhaging. These risks can lead to additional medical expenses and can even be life-threatening.
Before taking the abortion pill, we recommend scheduling a no-cost pre-abortion exam at your local pregnancy clinic!
Knowing where to go during an unplanned pregnancy can be a challenge. Visit Turning Point for no-cost pregnancy testing, ultrasound scans, abortion information, and more! We’re passionate about walking alongside men and women who are experiencing unexpected pregnancies by providing no-cost, easily accessible healthcare and counseling services.
We’ll help you and your girlfriend confirm the pregnancy, identify any health concerns, and understand the options and resources available to you both during this difficult time! Schedule your no-cost appointment today!