For some, a positive pregnancy test can bring up feelings of fear, anxiety, and worry. These feelings are normal, and it’s important to remember that you’re not alone, and you have options.
Before you make a decision about your pregnancy, it’s essential to learn about each option and understand the costs associated with each. If you’re considering the abortion pill, take the time to learn more about the upfront and hidden fees and your state’s requirements surrounding the procedure.
Here at Palm Beach Women’s Clinic, we believe that women should have access to no-cost essential healthcare and vital information related to their pregnancy. Because the cost of the abortion pill varies from state to state, we’ll be addressing the specific fees and regulations here in Florida.
How much does the abortion pill cost in FL?
While many factors will impact the total cost, women in Florida can expect to pay around $500 for abortion medication. As you make your decision, be sure to factor in the costs of the following tests and medications:
- pre-abortion testing
- follow-up antibiotics
- a necessary injection if you have a negative blood type
- sedation and surgery in the case of a failed abortion
Avoid the additional costs of the required pre-abortion testing (lab-quality pregnancy test, ultrasound, and STI test) by scheduling a no-cost appointment at Palm Beach Women’s Clinic!
How does abortion medication work?
Medical abortion is one form of abortion only offered in the first 10 weeks of pregnancy. While it is often referred to as “the abortion pill,” it is actually a two-pill process. The first pill, administered at the doctor’s office, is called Mifepristone. This pill stops the production of progesterone and acts to end the development of the pregnancy. The next pill, Misoprostol, is taken at home. This pill starts the labor process through contractions and will eventually force the pregnancy from the uterus.
What are the side effects of the Abortion Pill?
If you’re experiencing an unwanted pregnancy and are considering medical abortion, it’s important to take time to understand the many risks and side-effects you might experience.
Abortion medication can cause the following side-effects:
Nausea and vomiting
Abortion medication can also be accompanied by serious emotional and psychological side-effects. Many women report feeling traumatized in the wake of their abortions, resulting in longterm mental health issues. According to a study by the British Journal of Psychiatry, women who have had an abortion are 81 percent more likely to experience mental problems.
What happens if the abortion pill does not work?
Another dangerous side-effect of medical abortion is “incomplete abortion.” When the abortion medication is unsuccessful in ending the pregnancy, emergency surgery will be required to remove any remaining fetal tissue from your uterus. Incomplete abortions can cause serious complications such as bacterial infections, uterine rupture or perforation, organ failure, damage of the cervix, and future infertility.
Depending on your stage of pregnancy, this procedure can cost anywhere from $500 to $3000.
What do I need to do before taking the abortion pill?
Before you schedule an appointment to discuss abortion, it’s essential to take the following steps to ensure you’re fully informed regarding your pregnancy and the options available to you. Taking these steps will ensure that your pregnancy is viable and help you understand if you’re eligible for a medical abortion.
Palm Beach Women’s Clinic is passionate about providing necessary healthcare to women in their time of need — the following steps are provided at a no-cost and confidential basis at our clinic:
Confirm Your Pregnancy with a Lab-Quality Test
Even if you’ve taken an at-home test, it’s key to confirm your pregnancy with a professional medical provider. Get a lab-quality pregnancy test at Palm Beach Women’s Clinic at no cost to you.
Get an Ultrasound to Determine How Far Along You Are
The state of Flordia requires that women receive an ultrasound before an abortion. This ensures that the healthcare provider knows how far along the pregnancy is and can provide the woman with the necessary information regarding her pregnancy. Because the abortion pill is only given to women in the first ten weeks of pregnancy, it’s essential to know how far along you are.
Avoid the extra cost of the ultrasound by visiting Palm Beach Women’s Clinic for your no-cost appointment!
Get Tested for STDs
Before your abortion appointment, you’ll need to get tested for any STDs. Having an abortion in conjunction with an untreated STD drastically increases your risk of Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). This disease can cause infertility, chronic pain, and other long-term complications. Skip the cost at the abortion clinic and get tested at Palm Beach Women’s Clinic!
Worried About Finances? You Have Options!
Here at Palm Beach Women’s Clinic, we believe women should be empowered to decide what’s best for their bodies based on access to resources, confidence, and knowledge! If you’re considering abortion out of the fear of finances, we are here to help you! All of the services and resources we provide are offered on a no-cost and confidential basis.
Learn more about how Palm Beach Women’s Clinic can serve you during this time!