Abortion – FAQ

Q: How soon after sexual contact can a pregnancy test show a positive result?
A: The test can show a positive result 12 days after conception.

Q: I might not need an abortion? Why?
A: One in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage or you might even be experiencing a tubal pregnancy—requiring a different procedure. Having a sonogram will enable a nurse to determine if your pregnancy appears to be progressing normally. We can do that for you at each of our locations.

Q: I am not sure what I will decide to do if I am pregnant. Can you give me information about all of my options?
A: Absolutely. We are committed to empowering you to make an informed decision about your pregnancy. You have a right to know all the facts before making this difficult decision. We can give you information on abortion, single parenting, or assist you in making an alternative parenting plan. Click here to schedule an appointment.

Q: Are there risks to abortion?
A: Yes. With any medical procedure or surgery, there are risks of injury, infection, or even death. To learn more about specific procedures and their risks, see our Abortion Procedures page.

Q: I want to keep my baby, but everyone in my life is saying I shouldn’t. Can you help me?
A: Absolutely! This decision is a very personal one and only you have the legal right to make it. We understand that there are a lot of factors that play into this decision, including the people in your life. We can help you become informed about your options and help you talk with friends or family to get the support you need. Click here to contact us today.

Q: How much time do I have before I have to make my decision?
A: In the state of Texas, abortion is legal up to 22 weeks of pregnancy (this has been controversial lately and could be subject to change). This is not a decision that should be made lightly, so take as much time as you need to get to know your options and your feelings about your pregnancy. We’re here to help; call us today.

Q: How will I feel after an abortion?
A: Most women experience the physical symptoms of a miscarriage—bleeding, cramping, nausea, or fatigue. Some women do not experience an emotional response, but many report feeling anxious, depressed, regretful, or guilty. Others say they feel relieved at first, but may feel an emotional impact in the future. If you’re considering an abortion (or have had one and are struggling with the past decision or are experiencing negative emotions), make an appointment to speak with one of our counselors today.

Q: Will the people at Thrive Women’s Clinic try to talk me out of having an abortion?
A:  We are here to offer non-judgmental and compassionate support while you make your decision. Our goal is to provide a pressure-free environment where you can receive medical information about your options and help you figure out your own feelings and thoughts about your pregnancy. Click here to schedule a private appointment with one of our counselors.


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    • Know your options:
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    • Stages of pregnancy
    • If you’re pregnant, it’s important for you to know about fetal development, especially if you’re considering having an abortion.

      From conception to birth, here are some important milestones.

    • Sexual health & STDs
    • If you are sexually active, you need to know about Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs). You can get an STD with any kind of sexual contact, whether you wear a condom or not.

      Learn more about your sexual health here.