The information provided on this website is not intended to diagnose any condition or pregnancy and should not take the place of your medical practitioner. Although P.O.C. provides valuable and credible health information, this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical, legal or counseling advice.
Are your services confidential?
Absolutely, all of our services are confidential and private. Just like any medical office, when you arrive you will be given a copy of our notice of privacy practices as outlined by federal law.
Can I bring a friend?
Yes, you can bring a friend, boyfriend, parent, relative. It is all confidential.
What are symptoms of pregnancy?
Symptoms of pregnancy may vary as all women are not alike nor are pregnancies all alike. The most significant symptom is a missed menstrual cycle. Here are some common signs of pregnancy, but please be aware that there are other medical conditions that can cause these symptoms.
What are the types of abortion?
This is only a brief summary of the most commonly used abortion procedures. More complete details will be given to you when you make your appointment with one of our staff members.
Suction Aspiration Abortion - This is a surgical abortion that is commonly performed from 4-12 weeks gestation. As the name implies, this procedure literally removes the embryo by suction.
Suction Curettage - This surgical abortion procedure requires the doctor to physically stretch open the cervix prior to using the suction machine to remove the embryo.
Dilation and Evacuation (aka Dilation and Extraction) - This abortion procedure literally refers to the dilation of the cervix and the surgical evacuation of the contents of the uterus (the baby).
The Abortion Pill (RU486) - This drug is used for very early pregnancies to chemically cause an abortion. Please know that this method is not for everyone and, just like surgical abortions, there are significant health risk in using the abortion pill.
What are the risks involved with having an abortion?
As with any medical procedure, there are possible risks to any abortion procedure. Those risks include heavy bleeding, infection, damage to cervix, damage to the uterus or uterine lining, damage to other internal organs, sepsis (total body infection caused by RU486), loss of future fertility and death. When you make your appointment, you will be given complete information on the health risks associated with abortion.