Making a Decision

Facing an unwanted or unintended pregnancy can feel overwhelming. It can be very challenging to sort through the options and the impact each choice would have. Every woman is in a unique situation, which makes the decision extremely personal. The important thing to remember is, you have options. Whether you choose an abortion, continuing the pregnancy to keep the baby, or continuing the pregnancy for adoption, we are here to help you navigate through this difficult decision.

You can also call Canadians For Choice – Options Line. Canadians for Choice offers non-judgmental support for women considering thier pregnancy options. Trained volunteer counselors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and can be reached at 1-888-642-2725.

Many women are worried about being exposed to a medication, drug, or alcohol in early pregnancy. Motherisk can provide information on risks to the pregnancy to help with your decision. For the alcohol and substance use help line, call: 1-877-327-4636. For the prescription, herbal products, chemicals and x-ray, call: 1-416-813-6780

There are two different types of abortion.

Medical abortion involves emptying the uterus using a drug instead of a surgical procedure. It can be performed up to 7 weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period. It takes between 1 and 3 weeks to complete.

Surgical abortion uses a suction device to gently remove pregnancy tissue from the uterus. Surgical abortions are routinely provided in Yellowknife up to 14 weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period, and sometimes available up to 20 weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period, depending on doctor availability. Women who are more than 20 weeks pregnant, and occasionally women who are more than 14 weeks, are referred to a southern center for a surgical abortion. If you know you are more than 20 weeks pregnant (from your last menstrual period), you can call the National Abortion Federation at 1-877-257-0012. They will be able to tell you where you can go for an abortion, depending on how many weeks pregnant you are.

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