Sometimes women are not sure what they want to do about their pregnancies. Pregnancy support options, provides you with evidence-based medical education about your newly discovered pregnancy. This evidence-based medical education can help YOU decide what YOU want to do. This is done in a non-judgmental way so you can make the best decision for your own life.
When you come into Marin Pregnancy Clinic you will receive a FREE of charge pregnancy test. If you would like to come to our clinic, you can make an appointment through our appointment link. Our pregnancy testing takes about 20 minutes.
You must seriously weigh each choice - parenting, abortion, and adoption, while looking at the immediate as well as long-term consequences before you decide.
Parenting - You can choose to raise your child. This may seem daunting, especially if you are single. Marin Pregnancy Clinic can help you with necessities for raising a baby, including various types of services and referrals - medical, maternity and infant clothing, housing, financial, and other services.
Abortion - Abortion is the termination of a pregnancy and can be induced or spontaneous (miscarriage). There are two types of induced abortions: medical and surgical.
Our professional medical staff can answer your questions about pregnancy, abortion, adoption, and other related health issues. The first step is to confirm your pregnancy by coming in, making an appointment through our link.
Possible complications & risks of abortion
1st Trimester: Suction abortion - The cervical muscle is opened by inserting laminaria a day or two before the abortion or it is stretched with dilators (metal rods) until the opening is wide enough to allow the abortion instruments to pass into the uterus. A powerful vacuum is used to pull the placenta away from the uterine wall to empty the uterus. A variation of this is called Dilation and Curettage (D&C). In this method, the doctor may use a curette, a loop-shaped knife, to scrape the fetal parts out of the uterus.
RU 486: The timing of RU 486 is critical. It must be given between 4-7 weeks after LMP (last menstrual period). The procedure usually requires 2-3 office visits. The RU 486 pills are given to the woman who returns two days later for a second medication called misoprostol. The combination of these medications may cause the uterus to expel the fetus.
2nd Trimester: The cervical muscle is opened by inserting laminaria a day or two before the abortion. After the cervix is opened, the doctor performs Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) by pulling out fetal parts with forceps.
3rd Trimester: Dilation and Extraction (D&X) This is a difficult form of abortion and we have removed the details.
Adoption - Adoption is the act of legally placing a child with a parent or parents other than those to whom they were born. An adoption order has the effect of severing parental responsibilities and rights of the birth parent(s) and transferring those responsibilities and rights to the adoptive parent(s). There are two types of adoption: 1) open adoptions 2) closed adoptions. Open adoptions allow for communication over the years between the adoptive parents and the birth parent(s). Closed adoptions sever the communication between the birth parent(s) and the adoptive parents. Most birth parents are active in choosing the adoptive parents who will raise their child. Most expenses (i.e., medical, maternity clothing, legal, adoption counseling) are provided by the adoptive family. In some cases, adoption is the most loving and unselfish decision an expectant mother and father can make.
Marin Pregnancy Clinic
1320A Grant Avenue
Novato, CA 94945