FAQ

1. Why should I go to Advantage Health Care for my healthcare needs?
2. I think I want an abortion, but I am not sure. Who can I talk to?
3. Do I have to have surgery if I want an abortion?
4. How long can I wait to schedule an abortion?
5. How do I know my gestation?
6. Does having a Surgical Abortion hurt?

Why should I go to Advantage Health Care for my healthcare needs?

A. When it comes to supportive, confidential, and low cost services, Advantage Health Care is the facility you have been looking for. Advantage Health Center is AAAHC accredited and licensed, staffed by employees who are fully trained and certified in their area of specialty. Our doctors and nurses are experienced professionals ready to provide you with the most up-to-date care for your sensitive medical needs.

I think I want an abortion, but I am not sure. Who can I talk to?

A. Advantage Health Care employs health educators that are experienced and ready to discuss any question or concern you might have regarding any of your health care needs. Gain information in regards to pregnancy options including parenting, adoption, and abortion. Prior to an abortion, all of our patients will meet with a health educator or nurse to complete paperwork, answer any remaining questions, and discuss any concerns.

If you would like to speak with one of our health educators, please call Advantage Health Care at (630) 595-1515 or (888) 795-1515 to schedule an appointment. Our staff will be more than happy to accommodate your needs.

Do I have to have surgery if I want an abortion?

A. A non-surgical abortion, sometimes called a Medical Abortion or the Abortion Pill is FDA approved to end a pregnancy up to 7 weeks gestation with series of medications. An ultrasound is always used to confirm the gestation of a pregnancy prior to every non-surgical or surgical abortion. Medical Abortion beyond 7 weeks of pregnancy is not FDA approved.

Medical Abortion is not 100% effective. For the small percentage of patients in which a Medical Abortion does not fully end a pregnancy, a Surgical Abortion is required to complete the termination.

How long can I wait to schedule an abortion?

A. At Advantage Health Care, we offer the option to terminate a pregnancy with a Surgical Abortion from 5 weeks to 17.3 weeks (17 weeks 3 days) in gestation. Most abortions that take place within 7 weeks gestation have the option to choose a Medical Abortion or the Abortion Pill. We recommend scheduling your abortion as soon as you decide on a pregnancy termination. Surgical Abortions done during the second trimester (12 to 17.5 weeks gestation) require a 2 day procedure.

How do I know my gestation?

A. Gestation is often measured from the first day of the beginning of your last menstrual period. Gestation is always determined with an ultrasound before a Medical or Surgical Abortion at Advantage Health Care.

Does having a Surgical Abortion hurt?

A. Surgical Abortion patients undergo Twilight anesthesia with this procedure. No pain is felt during the termination. After the procedure, some people feel might experience cramping, nausea, headache, or dizziness. All of these symptoms are normal and only last a short time.