Health Info

We understand that your choice regarding your pregnancy can be difficult. In fact, we recognize this may be one of the most important decisions of your life. The choice is yours, and the better information you have, the better the decision you can make. If you’d like to discuss your pregnancy options, including abortion procedures and risks, contact us today.

Early Signs of Being Pregnant

If you are experiencing early signs of pregnancy and think that you may be pregnant, schedule a free confidential pregnancy test at our Mobile Site or make an appointment. (Note: Give the schedule and option for a meet)

Common Pregnancy Symptoms

A missed period is a consistent pregnancy symptom that all women usually experience. Many women experience several pregnancy symptoms at once and some hardly at all. It depends on the woman’s body and how it reacts to pregnancy. Here are common symptoms that could point to pregnancy, according to Mayo Clinic:

  • Late or Missed Period
  • Nausea and/or Vomiting
  • Frequent Urination
  • Spotting or Cramping
  • Unexplained Fatigue
  • Feeling lightheaded or dizzy
  • Food Cravings or Aversions
  • Increased Sense of Smell
  • Darkening of Nipples
  • Sore, Swollen, or Itchy Breasts

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Abortion Procedures and Costs

As with any choice, the better the information you have, the better the decision you can make. If you are considering abortion, your first step is to learn more about your options- we do not financially benefit from your decision. All of our services are free and confidential.


The cost of an abortion in North Charleston ranges from approximately $600-$1,250.

Schedule a free and confidential appointment to learn more about abortion and your options at either our Mobile Pregnancy Center or else in person.


What is the Abortion Pill?
Some people confuse the morning after pill, or emergency contraception, with the abortion pill, but the two are not the same.

The abortion pill is FDA-approved up to 10 weeks after a woman's last menstrual period.
The abortion pill is not an option for people with certain medical conditions, if the pregnancy is not viable, or if the pregnancy occurs outside of the uterus.

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The term, “Abortion Pill”, is a combination of two abortion medications, Mifepristone and Misoprostol, used simultaneously
in the termination of a pregnancy.

  1. 1
    Mifepristone Oral – an abortion pill prescribed during the first seven to ten weeks of pregnancy. It is a drug that blocks the
    effects of progesterone, one of the hormones necessary for the uterus’ ability to support a pregnancy.
  2. 2
    Misoprostol – To complete the process, Misoprostol is a medication that causes the uterus to contract and expel the embryo, embryonic sac, and lining of the uterus, ultimately removing the developing fetus. This process usually takes 24-48 hours and is often accompanied by heavy bleeding and strong uterine cramping.
  3. 3
    Side Effects – The Abortion Pill is an extremely powerful drug and side effects are very common. Women who take the abortion pill often experience severe side effects, such as:
    - Bleeding
    - Uterine and stomach cramps
    - Back pain
    - Low potassium
    - Severe allergic reactions
    Other less serious side effects include:
    - High blood pressure
    - Joint and head pain
    - Nausea
    - Diarrhea
    - Fluid retention
    - An overgrowth of the uterine lining

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Surgical abortions are done by opening the cervix and passing instruments into the uterus to suction, grasp, pull, and scrape the pregnancy out. The exact procedure is determined by the baby’s level of growth. There are three main options.

  1. 1
    Aspiration/Suction23,24 – Up to 13 weeks LMP. Most early surgical abortions are performed using this method. Local anesthesia is typically offered to reduce pain. The abortion involves opening the cervix, passing a tube inside the uterus, and attaching it to suction device which pulls the embryo out.
  2. 2
    Dilation and Evacuation25,26 (D&E) – 13 weeks LMP and up. Most second trimester abortions are performed using this method. Local anesthesia, oral, or intravenous pain medications and sedation are commonly used. Besides the need to open the cervix much wider, the main difference between this procedure and a first trimester abortion is the use of forceps to grasp fetal parts and remove the baby in pieces. D&E is associated with a much higher risk of complications compared to a first trimester surgical abortion.
  3. 3
    D&E After Viability27-29 – 21 weeks LMP and up. This procedure typically takes 2–3 days and is associated with increased risk to the life and health of the mother. General anesthesia is usually recommended, if available. Drugs may be injected into the fetus or the amniotic fluid to stop the baby’s heart before starting the procedure. The cervix is opened wide, the amniotic sac is broken, and forceps are used to dismember the fetus. The “Intact D&E” pulls the fetus out legs first, then crushes the skull in order to remove the fetus in one piece.

Emotional Effects of an Abortion

Women report feeling a wide range of emotions during and after an abortion. It’s normal to feel sadness, grief, guilt, or even relief. These feelings can change from woman to woman. Counseling or support before you make a decision to have an abortion is very important. Talking with an options counselor before having an abortion can help you better understand your decision.
Women report a range of emotions after an abortion. For some women, these emotions may appear immediately after an abortion or gradually over a longer period of time and may be ongoing.

  • Depression
  • Thoughts of Suicide
  • Feelings of Grief
  • Anxiety
  • Lowered Self-Esteem
  • Regret
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Avoidance of Emotional Attachment
  • Flashbacks
  • Substance Abuse

Remember, it is a woman’s right to be fully informed by her doctor prior to any procedure. A woman should be encouraged to ask questions. We offer peer counseling and never financially benefit from your decision- whatever it is. You will not be pressured in your choice. All services are free and confidential.

Abortion Pill Reversal

Have you taken the first dose of the abortion pill and regret your decision?  It is possible to reverse the effects.

More Information

Schedule a free and confidential appointment to learn more about abortion pill reversal and your options at either our Mobile Pregnancy Center or else in person.

This information is intended for general educational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical advice.

This center does not offer abortion services or abortion referrals.

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