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4 Months... Is Abortion Still An Option?

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I had been on the depo for more than a year and a half and decided to switch to the pill because of health problems and changes the shot was causing. Even though my boyfriend and I were careful (but obviously at some point not carfeul enough) I am now 4 months pregnant. I had no inclination of being pregnant... I took 2 tests 2 and 3 months ago when I was gaining weight but tested negavite. But after an ultrasound for overian cists (recommended by my doctor when I went for my thyriod check), it was discovered how far along I was. I'm not sure I can handle having a child at this time. My boyfriend is behind me whatever I decide... But my life is just starting to become something less than a total mess. I am a proffessional horseback rider (which is finally taking off) and have year and a half of school left. I don't know if I could physically handle it (my money is made from serious physical labor... Not to mention dangerous) or finacially. But at 4 months, do I really have any other options? I've read a few things online and know that in the first trimester, it's relatively simple, but the second? Do all clinics do second trimester abortions or am I going to have to find a specialist? Thanks for any help.
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replied January 26th, 2007
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Re: 4 Months... Is Abortion Still An Option?
amc354 wrote:
i had been on the depo for more than a year and a half and decided to switch to the pill because of health problems and changes the shot was causing. Even though my boyfriend and I were careful (but obviously at some point not carfeul enough) I am now 4 months pregnant. I had no inclination of being pregnant... I took 2 tests 2 and 3 months ago when I was gaining weight but tested negavite. But after an ultrasound for overian cists (recommended by my doctor when I went for my thyriod check), it was discovered how far along I was. I'm not sure I can handle having a child at this time. My boyfriend is behind me whatever I decide... But my life is just starting to become something less than a total mess. I am a proffessional horseback rider (which is finally taking off) and have year and a half of school left. I don't know if I could physically handle it (my money is made from serious physical labor... Not to mention dangerous) or finacially. But at 4 months, do I really have any other options? I've read a few things online and know that in the first trimester, it's relatively simple, but the second? Do all clinics do second trimester abortions or am I going to have to find a specialist? Thanks for any help.


well, abortion at 20 is harder to obtain but I believe it is available in some places.

Remember that adoption is also an option, if for some reason you cannot get an abortion.
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replied January 26th, 2007
Where do you live? If in the us, what state? I believe 4 months (16 weeks??) is still ok - not sure if every clinic does it - i'm sure someone on here will respond to you.

Last trimester is another story.
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replied January 26th, 2007
Where do you live? If in the us, what state? I believe 4 months (16 weeks??) is still ok - not sure if every clinic does it - i'm sure someone on here will respond to you.

Last trimester is another story.
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replied January 26th, 2007
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Almost all states go up to 20 weeks, many even go to 22-24 weeks.

What state do you live in?

Http:www.Gynpages.Com

http://www.Abortion.Com

these sites give resources on what clinics are available to you =)
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replied January 27th, 2007
I honestly don't know if I could handle adoption, emotionally or physically. Carrying full term would force me to find a different job now. I would not be able to work full-time as I do now around my classes. And without full-time employment I have no health insurance. I am trying to weigh all my options... But it seems like abortion is perhaps the smartest decision. I live in pa with easy driving to either ny or philly. I have made an appt. With a clinic for next week... Hoping all goes well.
Carifairy~ thanks for the sight... I'm going to look for some backups incase the clinic only does early abortions.
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replied January 27th, 2007
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amc354 wrote:
i honestly don't know if I could handle adoption, emotionally or physically. Carrying full term would force me to find a different job now. I would not be able to work full-time as I do now around my classes. And without full-time employment I have no health insurance. I am trying to weigh all my options... But it seems like abortion is perhaps the smartest decision. I live in pa with easy driving to either ny or philly. I have made an appt. With a clinic for next week... Hoping all goes well.
Carifairy~ thanks for the sight... I'm going to look for some backups incase the clinic only does early abortions.


sounds like abortion is the best option for you! I just threw that out there in case you couldn't get an abortion in time. I know adoption would be very hard for me too.

^_^ good luck, our wishes are with you!!
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replied January 27th, 2007
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Amc- awesome..

You live in an area where abortion availability past 20 weeks is great.

Here is a fairly cost clinic, since money can be an option.. They have a great reputation =)

this dr emily

http://www.Dremily.Com

she is in ny..But they provide abortions up to 24 weeks. =)

they provide very low cost abortions, in comparison to other providers..
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replied January 29th, 2007
Cairifairy~thanks so much... My biggest concern has been it will be too late. They look like a great place too.
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replied January 29th, 2007
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4 months would be 16 weeks..Or so.. Only an ultrasound can tell you..

But, if you are 16 weeks, you do have time.
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replied January 30th, 2007
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I agree that most places will perform an abortion up to 20 weeks. You're most likely still safe to get it done. Yeah, i'm chiming in a bit late.

Good luck with the appointment.
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replied September 25th, 2010
You are selfish that baby can feel the pain of that, has a beating heart but you may have to switch jobs? WOW you have no idea how much you are really giving up. You will regret it for the rest of your life....PROMISE!
YES! best option for you...you don't deserve that precious being too bad it can recognize your voice too.
Best option for it. it will be in a much better place
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replied April 5th, 2011
I actually have a question. I'm approximately 3.5 months pregnant and a abortion is absolutely necessary considering the circumstances surrounding the situation. I live in Washington State and I'm unsure at what stage in the pregnancy is a abortion unlawful. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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replied April 5th, 2011
I actually have a question. I'm approximately 3.5 months pregnant and a abortion is absolutely necessary considering the circumstances surrounding the situation. I live in Washington State and I'm unsure at what stage in the pregnancy is a abortion unlawful. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you
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replied September 3rd, 2012
16weeks pregnant for me also, I'm also confusing want to abortion or not . That because is girl in my pregnant and I'm already had two girls, I can't accept in my mind is girl again for this pregnant. I know it's will effect my mental if I delivered her in future. My husband not agree in firstly, but after he understand my reason, he just follow and surport my choosing. I'm afraid to abortion but i also worry for my future.
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replied May 21st, 2012
You couldn't handle giving your baby up emotionally, but you don't mind killing them? At four months your baby can blink, he or she breathes, can swallow amniotic fluid and pass it as urine, they have as finger print. YOU weren't careful enough, and now you will kill an innocent child for your own selfish reasons. All of these comments talking about taking a life with such nonchalance doesn't make me mad, it doesn't make me want to call you people names, it makes me want to curl up in the bed and cry. The world is turning into a horrible, cruel, delusional place.

Do your research, everything I've said is true about the development. Tell me that isn't a person.
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replied May 21st, 2012
You couldn't handle giving your baby up emotionally, but you don't mind killing them? At four months your baby can blink, he or she breathes, can swollow amniotic fluid and pass it as urine, they have as finger print. YOU weren't careful enough, and now you will kill an innocent child for your own selfish reasons. All of these comments talking about taking a life with such nonchalance doesn't make me mad, it doesn't make me want to call you people names, it makes me want to curl up in the bed and cry. The world is turning into a horrible, cruel, delusional place.

Do your research, everything I've said is true about the development. Tell me that isn't a person.
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