Abortion in Willimantic, Connecticut

If you’re considering abortion in Willimantic, Connecticut, you’re not alone! The compassionate team of medical professionals at Women's Center of Eastern CT is here to help you make an informed and empowered decision.

Confirm Your Pregnancy

The first step is to confirm your pregnancy. Women's Center of Eastern CT provides free self-administered medical-grade pregnancy tests and ultrasound referrals to determine how far along you are in your pregnancy and whether or not the pregnancy is developing properly inside the uterus.

Having this information will inform your abortion options going forward.

Be Informed

Next, be informed about the different types of abortion and their associated risks.

What is Surgical Abortion and How Does it Work?

In a surgical abortion, a suction device is used to remove the embryo from the uterus through the vagina. This procedure is performed at an abortion clinic and you are sent home the same day. However, if complications arise, you may need to go to the emergency room to receive treatment. 

What is the Abortion Pill?

Although it’s referred to as a pill (singular), the abortion pill actually consists of two medications: mifepristone and misoprostol.

 Mifepristone is taken first, usually in an abortion clinic. This medication cuts the supply of the hormone progesterone to the embryo, which is needed to maintain the pregnancy. Without a steady supply of progesterone, the embryo stops growing. Misoprostol is taken 24-48 hours later at home. This medication causes the uterus to contract and expel the embryo, which ends the pregnancy.

What are the Risks of Abortion?

  • Uterine Perforation. Uterine perforation occurs when one of the instruments used in surgical abortion accidentally pokes a hole in the uterus[1]
  • Incomplete Abortion. An abortion may not successfully remove all of the fetal tissue. This can occur in a surgical abortion or with the abortion pill. Emergency medical treatment may be required to prevent infection[1].
  • Asherman Syndrome. Asherman Syndrome is a condition in which ​​scar tissue forms inside the uterus. This can occur as a result of multiple surgical abortions, making it difficult to become pregnant in the future[2].
  • Negative Impact on Future Pregnancies. Studies have shown a link between surgical abortion and an increased risk of premature birth and low birth weight in future pregnancies[2].
  • Allergic Reaction. Although rare, it is possible to go into anaphylactic shock after taking misoprostol if you’re allergic to any ingredients in the medication[3].
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID). Bacteria can enter the reproductive tract during any abortion, causing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)[4].

Get the unbiased medical information needed to make a fully informed decision for your unplanned pregnancy at Women's Center of Eastern CT. We’re happy to answer all of your questions.

Abortion Information in Willimantic, Connecticut

Our compassionate team is ready to serve you. Get the facts you need and the care you deserve at Women's Center of Eastern CT.

All services are confidential and free of charge!

Please be aware that Women's Center of Eastern CT does not provide or refer for abortion services.

Women's Center of Eastern CT

 

Women's Center of Eastern CT offers the following confidential, cost-free services:

  • Abortion Information
  • Abstinence/Sexual Risk Avoidance Education
  • Adoption Information
  • College/University Campus Outreach
  • Housing Referrals
  • Maternity & Infant Supplies (free supplies - incentive programs such as Earn While You Learn)
  • Medical Referrals
  • Parenting Education
  • Post-Abortion Support
  • Pregnancy Options Information
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • STD/STI Information
  • Services for Men
  • Ultrasound (Onsite
  • at this center location)
  • Ultrasound (Mobile vehicle
  • owned by center)
  • Other

Center Hours

Monday: 10-2

Tuesday: 10-4

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday: 10-4

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed



Center Address

37 Ivan Hill St,
Willimantic, CT 6226, United States

Sources

  1. U.S. National Library of Medicine. (2020, December 2). Abortion – Surgical. MedlinePlus. Retrieved from https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002912.htm 
  2. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. (2022, August 3). Elective Abortion: Does it Affect Subsequent Pregnancies? Mayo Clinic. Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/getting-pregnant/expert-answers/abortion/faq-20058551 
  3. Shin, Hyun Joo, et al. “Anaphylactic Shock to Vaginal Misoprostol: A Rare Adverse Reaction to a Frequently Used Drug.” PubMed Central (PMC), 9 Aug. 2018, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6137020
  4. “Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID): Symptoms, Treatments and Causes.” Cleveland Clinic, 23 Nov. 2020, my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/9129-pelvic-inflammatory-disease-pid