If you need to make decisions about your reproductive rights, whatever they may be, My Choice Medical Center is here to give you the support, guidance, and care you need. Our goal is to empower our patients, providing them with all the knowledge they need to make informed decisions about their own reproductive healthcare. To that end, we are happy to offer family planning, abortion services, and other forms of reproductive health care to women across Palmdale and surrounding areas.
Making the Difficult Decision
When faced with an unplanned pregnancy, you may experience a wide range of emotions. At My Choice Medical Center, we are here not only to help you with your physical help, but to ensure that you are emotionally cared for as well. Our staff members are caring and compassionate, providing you with a non-judgmental atmosphere at all times.
We also know that, in some cases, abortion services may be sought purely for medical reasons. Pregnancy termination is always difficult, but when it was planned and hoped for, it can be devastating. Unfortunately, this very sensitive decision often has to be made quickly, without a lot of time to do your own research or process your emotions. We offer all patients access to emotional support as well as medical guidance and accurate abortion information. We can talk with you about the various options available, which may provide you with as much comfort as possible during this difficult time.
Patients are also encouraged to bring a supportive friend or trusted family member along with them to all appointments. As caring as our staff members are, there is no replacement for someone you have a personal connection with. Many people find that having someone else with them helps make the process much easier. We can also speak with your support person, letting them know how they can help you with recovery and aftercare.
My Choice Medical Center offers a few different abortion services, so patients and their health care team can determine which is the best one for them given their situation. One such service is surgical abortion. These procedures are typically performed in the first or second trimester, and only in situations where the abortion pill is not suitable. As long as the procedure is done at a clean and reputable clinic, like My Choice Medical Center, it is a very safe procedure; statistically, surgical abortion is safer than proceeding with pregnancy.
If surgical abortion is not ideal, a second option available in the first and early second trimester is dilation and curettage, or manual vacuum aspiration. It can safely be performed until the 16thweek of pregnancy. Another procedure that relies on local anesthesia and can be done until the end of the 16thweek is dilation and evacuation.
Some situations may exist where none of the options listed above is safe or suitable. This may be the case if there are other medical issues occurring at the same time. In cases like this, induced abortion is the only option. It can be difficult to experience and can take quite some time. However, it is still perfectly safe and may be the only way to preserve your health.
In order to be sure that you have the widest range of options available to you, seek out medical help as soon as you suspect you may be pregnant. Speaking with qualified, compassionate, and knowledgeable health care workers can help make regaining control over your reproductive health a bit easier. These conversations can also help clear up many misconceptions about abortion, removing a lot of uncertainty from the equation.
About the Abortion Pill
The so-called “abortion pill,” or medical abortion, is a non-surgical alternative to the procedures listed above. There are a few advantages to this option over others. While it starts at the doctor’s office, most women can take the second pill at home, about 12 to 48 hours later, making it much more comfortable. Since the procedure does not require any invasive surgery, there is a very low risk of long-term complications, recovery is much faster, and follow up appointments are also much faster, often only requiring an ultrasound rather than an internal examination. Women who have a history of trauma in particular benefit from the non-invasive nature of the procedure and the increased control they have over the situation.
Family Planning Services
Here at My Choice Medical Center, we are happy to offer family planning services as part of our approach to reproductive care. There is a lot of misinformation out there about various birth control products and methods. Our understanding and knowledgeable staff members are here to help demystify your options, giving you the tools you need to make an informed choice about your own reproductive care. Education and assistance are available respecting numerous options, including:
- The Pill
- The patch
- Female condoms
- Male condoms
We are proud to offer a supportive environment, where you can feel free to ask as many questions as you need to without judgement.
Everything about our abortion clinic has been designed with the comfort of our patients in mind. Each room is spacious enough for you, your support person, and your medical team without making you feel crowded or pressured. Even the walls have been painted in soothing shades, in the hopes that it provides our patients with a bit of comfort during this stressful time.
Contacting a Palmdale Abortion Clinic Near Me
My Choice Medical Center is here to help you with all your reproductive health-related needs, including family planning and cancer screening tools. Patients can also access emergency contraception and confidential testing for sexually transmitted infections and pregnancy. With a state of the art on site lab, you can trust that your results never need to leave the clinic.
If you are pregnant, or think you may be pregnant, and have questions, get in touch with our caring staff members today. You can reach us by calling 866-397-3070 or by stopping in to our Palmdale, CA location to make an appointment. We are here to help however we can.