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Abortion Information – The Ponderosa

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Considering Abortion near The Ponderosa GA?

Our Medical staff is fully trained and will be more than happy to provide abortion education and answer your questions about the following abortion procedures. All services are confidential as allowable by state law.

Early Abortion Near The Ponderosa

RU486, Mifepristone, Abortion Pill (4 to 10 weeks):

This drug is only approved for use in women up to the 70th day after their last menstrual period. The procedure usually requires three office visits. On the first visit, the woman is given pills to begin the abortion process. Two days later, if the abortion has not occurred, she is given a second drug which usually causes cramps to end the pregnancy. The last visit is a follow up ultrasound to determine if the abortion has been completed.

RU486 will not work in the case of an ectopic pregnancy. This is a potentially life-threatening condition in which the embryo lodges outside of the uterus, usually in the fallopian tube. If not diagnosed early, the tube may burst, causing internal bleeding and in some cases, the death of the woman. Due to this complication it is medically advised that an ultrasound is performed prior to the use of RU486 to ensure it is not an ectopic pregnancy.

Suction Curettage (6 to 13 weeks):

This is the most common surgical abortion procedure. This procedure can be painful, so local or general anesthesia is typically needed.

Methotrexate or “M&M” (5 to 9 weeks): Methotrexate is normally used for treatment of cancers, arthritis, and certain dermatological conditions. It is not approved for abortions by the FDA, although it is sometimes used for this purpose. This drug is given by injection; it interferes with the growth process of rapidly dividing cells. Like RU-486, it is followed by misoprostol (hence the “M&M” nickname) to expel the fetus. This method fails at least 4% of the time. Methotrexate can potentially cause serious side effects, including severe anemia, ulcers and bone marrow depression.

Late Abortion

D&E (13 to 20+ weeks): In this late term abortion the cervix is dilated, either mechanically or with laminaria. Possible complications include infection, cervical laceration and uterine perforation.

D&X (20 to 32+ weeks): The procedure is also called Intact D & X, Intrauterine Cranial Decompression, and Partial Birth Abortion. Possible complications include damage to uterine lining or cervix, perforation of the uterus, infection, and blood clots.

Availability depends on state law.

Looking for an Abortion near The Ponderosa GA?

The Licensed Medical Professionals at the Women’s Clinic of Atlanta are fully trained and will be more than happy to answer any questions you have about medical and surgical abortions.

There are many different types of abortions.

Medical abortions include but are not limited to the Abortion Pill, Methotrexate, and Misoprostol.

Surgical abortions include but are not limited to aspiration and dilation and evacuation.

To schedule an appointment, call either clinic:

In Johns Creek: 678-893-5290
In Decatur: 404-377-6640

Contact Us

The Women’s Clinic of Atlanta provides the following Direct Services.

All services are confidential as allowable by state law.

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Welcome to The Ponderosa:  North Druid Hills, also known as Briarcliff, is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (North Druid Hills CDP) in DeKalb County, Georgia, United States. The population was 18,947 at the 2010 census.[3] The center of the area is the intersection of Briarcliff and North Druid Hills Roads.

The Women’s Clinic of Atlanta offers direct services and evidence based education about all options; abortion, parenting, and adoption. Per the Medical Director, the Women’s Clinic of Atlanta offers advanced abortion screening.