You Are Not Alone

Sometimes a pregnancy is unexpected, which can cause feelings of uncertainty, confusion, and worry. Often, women facing unexpected pregnancies have difficulty making wise decisions while dealing with such tangled emotions. Many feel entirely unequipped, alone, and scared. Furthermore, many of these decisions are made without accurate information.

However, Chester County Connect Care will be by your side. You are not alone. CCCC desires to talk to you, realizing you are searching for hope and need support as you face these circumstances. You may feel pressure to make decisions quickly regarding your pregnancy. Still, we encourage you to take the time to learn the facts and fully understand the information presented so you can make informed decisions with clarity and peace of mind.

Get The Information You Need

At CCCC, we make it easy to get the information and support you need. We offer all services with compassion, understanding, and without bias, so you can make the best pregnancy decisions for your overall wellbeing with clarity and peace of mind.

Pregnancy termination, or abortion, is just one of the many options available to you. While CCCC does not perform, recommend, or give referrals for abortion procedures, we are here to listen, help you understand what each procedure entails, and provide unbiased support. We realize you may be in a harrowing position. Our goal is to provide hope along with education and resources to ensure every woman is empowered and feels confident when making some of life’s most difficult decisions‍.

Please call to schedule an appointment to meet with our medical team for a consultation. While you are here, we can also provide a free ultrasound to verify the viability of your pregnancy. This is very important as 1 in 3 pregnancies result in miscarriage.

Considering Abortion?

If you are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, you may be interested in learning more about abortion. Because there are different abortion procedures and risks associated with each, it’s important to know the facts and receive the most up-to-date information. Our caring medical team will sit and talk with you to answer your questions in a comfortable, professional, and loving manner.

What should I do first?

Your BEST first step is to have an initial pregnancy medical screening to answer three critical questions:

  • Am I definitely pregnant?

Did you know that one in three pregnancies do not carry to term for various reasons? The only way to determine if you are pregnant is by having an ultrasound exam, which Chester County Connect Care provides at no cost to you.

  • How far along am I?

It is crucial to know just how far along in your pregnancy you are. This can be measured through an ultrasound exam performed by our trained medical team to determine the estimated gestational age. Many complications can occur when a procedure is done without obtaining this information.

  • Could I have an STD?

It is also important to find out if you have a sexually transmitted disease. Undiagnosed STDs can spread during a surgical procedure. If you have an STD such as Chlamydia or Gonorrhea, you are at risk of contracting Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). PID may increase your risk of future ectopic (tubal) pregnancies and may decrease your ability to get pregnant in the future.

Types of Abortion Procedures —

This decision to terminate a pregnancy requires careful thought. There is a lot to know about abortion procedures. We care and do not want you to make any decisions without knowing about the damaging risks or potential effects on your mental and physical health.  You are right to be mindful, and we are here to help.

Medical Abortion Procedures

The Abortion Pill (RU-486)
– (Within 10 weeks after Last Menstrual Period (LMP)

The Abortion Pill consists of two pills, Mifepristone and Misoprostol, that work together to end a pregnancy.

  • The first pill blocks progesterone from the uterine lining, causing the developing fetus to die.
  • The second medication will cause contractions to expel the fetus. This may occur within a few hours or up to two weeks.

You should have a follow-up physical exam two weeks later to ensure the procedure did terminate the pregnancy and that there are no immediate health complications.


Possible Risks & Side Effects:

  • Cramping
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Heavy Bleeding
  • Infection

What if I took the first pill and regret it?

An unexpected pregnancy can be scary, and it is common for women to have second thoughts. Breathe. We are here to help. If you’ve taken the first dose of the abortion pill and are rethinking your decision, there is still hope. Some women quickly experience regret and decide they want to continue their pregnancy. The process of the abortion pill can be interrupted if action is taken immediately after the first medication. The intake of progesterone, which is the necessary hormone needed for your pregnancy to continue, must happen within 72 hours. However, the abortion process cannot be stopped after taking the second dose.  Contact the Abortion Pill Rescue Network immediately if you have started the process and are experiencing regret to learn about your options to allow fetal development to continue. Call CCCC to learn more about the abortion pill process. You should be fully informed. Our professional medical staff is prepared to answer any questions you have and support you during this difficult time.

Surgical Abortion Procedures

There are three types of surgical abortion procedures –

  1. Suction Aspiration
  2. Dilation & Curettage (D&C)
  3. Dilation and Evacuation (D&E).

Each of these procedures must be completed in a medical facility.

Suction Aspiration
– (6-12 weeks after LMP)

After the cervix has been injected with a local anesthetic and widened by cone-shaped rods, a long plastic tube connected to a suction device is inserted into the uterus to suction out the fetus and placenta.

Dilation and Curettage (D&C)
– (Within 12-21 weeks after LMP)

This procedure is similar to suction aspiration, except that it uses a long, looped-shaped knife that scrapes the lining, placenta, and fetus away from the uterus. An instrument may then be inserted for final suctioning.

Dilation and Evacuation (D&E)
– (Within 15-21 weeks LMP)

The D&E combines suction aspiration, dilation and curettage, and forceps. For this procedure, a sedative is given, along with an injection into the cervix, while forceps are used to remove larger sections of the fetus. A curette is then used to scrape the lining of the uterus, while suctioning any remnants out of your body.

Possible Risks & Side effects
of surgical abortions:

  • Cramping, sweating or feeling faint
  • Heavy or prolonged bleeding
  • Blood clots
  • Damage to cervix or uterus
  • Infection
  • Infertility
  • Psychological issues such as eating disorders, suicidal thoughts and substance abuse

Abortion Information

We provide evidence-based information regarding the abortion pill and abortion procedures. Chester County Connect Care does not provide or encourage abortions.  We offer professional medical care and consultations, valuable educational sessions, and beneficial resources. With our services, we know you can find comfort and peace, feel connected and supported, and realize you are not alone during this critical time.  Please reach out. We want to hear your story. We care and we can help!

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