Late Term Complications - Is an Abortion an option?

Posted on November 7, 2022 by Metro Women's Care

Keeping up with good habits – like your regular doctor’s appointments and proper nutrition – during your pregnancy is an essential part of making sure that you and your baby stay healthy and well. Unfortunately, pregnancy is not always straightforward, and even women who do everything right can experience complications. Pregnancy can take a toll on the mother’s body, and sometimes its effects can be challenging and unpredictable. It’s important to understand what steps can be taken if you should experience a life-threatening complication, especially later on in your pregnancy.

Metro Women’s Care is proud to provide women in Annandale, Alexandria, Springfield, Arlington, and the greater DC metro area with the resources and support they need to make confident choices about their future. Although Metro Women’s Care does not perform or refer for abortions, our team is here to give you all the information you’ll need to determine what’s right for you.

If you are experiencing pregnancy complications that risk becoming life-threatening, you may wonder what is legal in Virginia after the overturning of Roe v. Wade. While abortion is still legal in Virginia, it is only available if the mother’s life is in danger after the second trimester or 26th week of pregnancy. These conditions include ruptures, hemorrhages, and blood clots. In order to protect the safety of both you and your baby, it’s important to go directly to the emergency room if you experience severe pain and bleeding at any point during your pregnancy. If you find yourself in a situation where your pregnancy has put your life at risk and the baby has reached viability, it may be possible to deliver them prematurely instead of abortion.

It’s important to note, however, that complications can happen at any point in the pregnancy and many of them are not life-threatening. They can be managed with lifestyle choices and close medical supervision. Metro Women’s Care provides the resources you need to have a healthy pregnancy, including referrals to trusted area physicians. If you’ve made the decision to continue your pregnancy, whether you’re choosing parenthood or adoption, the team at Metro gives you a supportive, empowering space to begin this new chapter of your life.

Metro can give you the tools you need to have a healthy, happy pregnancy. All of our services are 100% confidential and available at no cost to you. Give us a call today to learn more about how we support women at every stage of pregnancy.

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Metro Women's Care does not perform or refer for abortions.