The decision to have an abortion is never an easy decision, and whether a woman knows this at the time or not, the choice will follow her for the rest of her life. Many women choose to have an abortion on their own, while many others find that their own lives are dependent upon the choice to terminate a pregnancy. Ectopic pregnancies are just one example of how choosing to end a pregnancy is the only way in which to save a mother’s life. Whether your decision to have an abortion was for an emergency medical reason or by choice, you may be wondering if you can have a successful pregnancy after an abortion. At Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. we are a woman’s health care provider that is sensitive to the needs of our patients and that is committed to providing the most optimal care that they deserve.
For most women, it is unlikely that having an abortion will affect their fertility. A successful abortion with no complications should leave the female reproductive system in tact and fully able to conceive and sustain a pregnancy. However, there are some women who do have a weakened cervix as a result of an abortion. A procedure known as a cervical cerclage (also known as a “cervical stitch”) can be done to prevent premature birth, and it has relatively high success rates with the proper prenatal care.
However, many women find that their emotional well-being is what causes them the most concern during a pregnancy that follows an abortion. Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. is committed to serving our patients throughout their entire pregnancies. We promise to care for you and support you through this very special time in your life, and we offer complete pregnancy management, including the care of high-risk patients. If you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant and are looking for a women’s health care provider, please contact Marietta OB-GYN Affiliates, P.A. today. We look forward to walking with you throughout your pregnancy.