Abortion Information Northern Kentucky
# 1 Source for Abortion Information in Northern Kentucky
Care Net Pregnancy Services of Northern Kentucky offers free pregnancy services and abortion information. If you’re considering taking abortion pills, at-home methods or getting an in-clinic abortion, we can help by providing free pre-abortion screening services. Because abortion is restricted in our state, we recommend you KNOW BEFORE YOU GO. All services are free and confidential. We realize this is time sensitive, schedule a free and confidential appointment online today.
ABORTION PROCEDURE INFORMATION
MEDICAL ABORTION (ABORTION PILL)
Medication abortion also called the abortion pill, can be taken up to 70 days (10 weeks pregnant). The pill is taken in two doses, one typically at a doctor’s office and the other at home.1
The FDA strongly specifically warns people not to buy the abortion pill, or the generic version on the Internet because it bypasses safeguards.2,3
There are several types of surgical abortions. Suction aspiration, also called suction curettage, or vacuum aspiration abortion, is performed during the first 6 to 14 weeks gestational stage. Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) is another type of procedure typically done in later weeks. Both types have risks and side-effects and greatly vary depending on your gestation and health.4
PRE-ABORTION SCREENING SERVICES
1. LEARN MORE ABOUT KENTUCKY ABORTION LAWS
If you live in Kentucky, you’re probably unsure what to do with the new abortion restrictions. Talk to our medical professionals that clearly understand the abortion laws and what they mean for you. We can answer any questions you have and help you learn more about your options. Call or schedule a free and confidential appointment online today.
2. GET A FREE ULTRASOUND
If your pregnancy test is positive, our center provides limited obstetric ultrasounds free of charge. An ultrasound will help you learn more about your pregnancy and all of your options. *restrictions may apply
DO AN ULTRASOUND EXAM TO DATE PREGNANCY
Knowing your menstrual cycle dates can help, but having an ultrasound is the most certain way to get exact dates for your pregnancy.5
FIND OUT IF YOUR PREGNANCY IS VIABLE
26% percent of known pregnancies end in miscarriage, but the actual number is likely higher because many miscarriages occur very early in pregnancy.6 Up to 80% of natural miscarriages happen in the first trimester. If you do not have a viable pregnancy, an abortion may not even be necessary. Get an ultrasound exam to confirm a viable pregnancy before going through a costly procedure. Schedule an appointment.
CAN YOU TAKE THE ABORTION PILL?
Before taking the abortion pill, you will need to determine exactly how far along you are and there is important medical information that you need to know. We can help learn more about your pregnancy and if the abortion pill is an option for you with our free ultrasound services.
Medical abortion isn’t an option if you:7
- Have an intrauterine device (IUD) currently in place.
- Have a concern that the pregnancy is outside of the uterus. This is called ectopic pregnancy and can be life-threatening.8
- Are further along in your pregnancy than ten weeks. The FDA has only approved the abortion pill for up to 10 weeks from the LMP. Taking the abortion pill later in pregnancy is associated with increased risk of complications, such as an incomplete abortion or severe bleeding.9
- Have certain medical problems including: bleeding disorders, severe liver or kidney disease, known cardiac disease, or an uncontrolled seizure disorder.
- Take certain medications including blood thinners or steroids.
- Are allergic to the medicines used.
The gestational age of the pregnancy determines the types of abortion procedures typically used. If you can’t have a medical abortion, or don’t prefer that method, a surgical procedure may be an option. Request an appointment to find out how far along in pregnancy you are to help determine your abortion procedure options.
SAVE YOURSELF MONEY
Even non-profit abortion providers charge fees for all of their services. Non-profit abortion clinics may use a “sliding scale” payment schedule that is based on your income, but you will have fees you will have to either pay yourself, submit to insurance, or apply to Medicare.
All of our services are 100% free and confidential. Care Net Pregnancy Services of Northern Kentucky is a non-profit organization that is free for everyone, regardless of financial circumstances. We exist to provide accurate medical information and support to women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Cold Spring, KY
3700 Alexandria Pike
Cold Spring, KY 41035
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103 Barnes Road, Suite E
Williamstown, KY 41097
7129 Price Pike
Florence, KY 41042