When considering an abortion, it is imperative to have STI/STD testing beforehand. In the absence of symptoms, it is easy to render this an unnecessary step; however, sexually transmitted infections may be present in what is known as a latent phase (there are no current symptoms). The consequences of proceeding with an abortion in the presence of an STI, whether active or latent, can be long-lasting and detrimental to your reproductive health. Moving forward with an abortion before treatment can spread bacteria from the vagina to the uterus. Pelvic Inflammatory disease can result from the spread of bacteria and may lead to future issues including, but not limited to, fallopian tube obstructions, chronic pelvic pain, bleeding during intercourse, ectopic pregnancies (pregnancies occurring outside of the uterus), and infertility.
An unexpected pregnancy may come at an inconvenient time and put you in a difficult position. We understand that this can create a great deal of stress and uncertainty, and we believe women should know what abortion screening is, and why it is important. Your options are vast during this time and we want to educate you in everything available to you.
Figure 1: Gal Gadot in “Wonder Woman” (image from Warner Bros. Pictures)
DC’s new film Wonder Woman has been a box-office hit, grossing $100.5 million its opening weekend (making it the biggest-ever opening for a female director!), and for good reason. This version of Wonder Woman is an inspiring superhero, showing strength, love, and forgiveness. But did you know that her actress, Gal Gadot, is a powerhouse in real life, as well?
A positive pregnancy test can rock your world. It’s normal to feel anxious, and it’s normal to have questions. Here are five key things to remember in that moment.
Did you just realize you’re pregnant? Is it unplanned or unexpected?
Are you wondering about your options?
At Bella Women’s Center, you’re so much more than a patient number or a name on a medical file. You’re the reason we exist.
We know your situation is as unique as your fingerprint, and our goal is to offer services that are tailored to your individual needs.
Think you might be pregnant? Is it an unplanned pregnancy?
Whether you missed a period or just started feeling nauseated before you took the test that came out positive, you might not be sure how you feel about this pregnancy. The good news is that no matter how unsure you feel about being pregnant, Bella Women’s Center can help.