Mendo Lake Women's Clinic provides evidence-based pregnancy options education and medical services at no charge to our patients, but we do not refer or perform abortions.

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What Are the Warning Signs of Infection After Abortion?

Abortion is often marketed as a simple and safe procedure to terminate an unexpected pregnancy. While abortion-related risks are rare, you should be aware of them before deciding on a procedure.  Infection is one of the more serious complications of abortion and can cause permanent damage to a woman’s reproductive system if not addressed promptly.   […]

What Is a Medical Abortion?

Medical abortion (also known as the abortion pill) is a pregnancy termination method FDA-approved for use within the first ten weeks of pregnancy. Read on to learn the essentials you need to know about medical abortion so you can make an informed choice. Or, if you want to talk to someone in person about your […]

My Partner is Pressuring Me to Have an Abortion, but I’m Not Sure?

Dealing with an unplanned pregnancy is daunting enough without the additional pressure from your partner to try and sway you towards an option. As you navigate this situation, read this article for steps to ensure you make a pregnancy decision out of confidence rather than fear. Assess the Situation If your partner is trying to […]

Don’t Want Another Abortion?

Having a history of abortion may cause some women to seek alternative measures for another unplanned pregnancy. If that’s you, take comfort in the fact that you do have other options available.  We’ve outlined the abortion alternatives below so you can make a confident and informed decision for your future.  Adoption Many reasons exist for […]

I’ve Already Had An Abortion And Don’t Want Another One. What Are My Options?

Are you pregnant and wondering what to do next? If you’ve had an abortion in the past and don’t wish to repeat the procedure, you have the options of adoption or parenting.  Every option has risks and rewards, but learning about the process of each can help you make an informed, confident decision. Here’s a […]

How Will Abortion Affect Me Physically?

If you’re seeking an abortion, you might be wondering what the recovery period looks like and how your body will respond to the procedure.  Whether you have a medical or surgical abortion, women can experience physical and sometimes even emotional side effects following the procedure.  Common Side Effects  Depending on how far along your pregnancy […]

What Is the Difference Between a Blood and Urine Pregnancy Test?

Have you recently had unprotected sex? Is your period late? If you answered yes to either question, you could possibly be pregnant.  A late period or feeling more tired than usual can point to pregnancy. But taking a pregnancy test is the only way to know for sure if you’re pregnant or not.  How Do […]

How Do Pregnancy Tests Work?

If you’ve recently had unprotected sex, you might be pregnant. Perhaps you have felt a little emotional lately or are using birth control, but your period is late. These are all signs of possible pregnancy. Learn how pregnancy tests work and if you should take one at home. Do I Need to Take A Pregnancy […]

When Should I Take a Pregnancy Test?

If you’re experiencing pregnancy symptoms and believe you may be pregnant, the best time to take a pregnancy test is on the day of your expected period. This way, human chorionic gonadotropin, or hCG, will have the time it needs to build and be detected by a pregnancy test.  If you test too early, you […]

Will My Insurance Pay For My Girlfriend’s Abortion Pill?

Experiencing a pregnancy crisis can create a lot of tension in a relationship. Costs, appointments, and tests you never planned on are now cause for concern.  If you and your girlfriend are considering the abortion pill, you may be wondering if your health insurance can cover the cost. Below is the breakdown of what is […]