Fetal Anomaly & Maternal Health Abortions
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Fetal Anomaly Abortions
If you are reading this page, it is likely that you or a loved one has to plan on how to handle a severely, compromised pregnancy. We are sorry and would like to offer you our most sincere condolences. Should you decide that ending the pregnancy is what is the best decision for you and your pregnancy our team is prepared to provide you with the highest quality abortion care possible.
Many patients request a remembrance of their baby to take home with them. The following lists the items and services that some of our patients have found helpful in their emotional recovery. Every family approaches this experience with their own unique emotional, spiritual, and cultural background. There is no right or wrong way, just “your way”. Once the process of healing has begun, you may want to consider a token of the precious time with you and your baby had together. All of these features of our program will be discussed with you while you are with us.
If and when you decide that abortion is the decision for you, the CARE team is ready help you.
If you are at or above 28 weeks in your pregnancy or are a provider referring someone to our office we may request the following:
- Diagnosis of fetal anomaly or complication
- Most recent ultrasound measurements
- Estimated due date (EDD)
- Placenta placement
Remembrances & Special Requests
Please note that these services are not only for patients with fetal anomalies or complicated pregnancies. We understand that individuals process and experience abortions through their own life lens. We respect and uphold your right to navigate your abortion experience in the way that you believe is best for you. We are here to make sure we meet your needs and make accommodations to the best of our abilities which support you in your journey. Please keep in mind that some of these services may not be available for all abortions due to different processes needed to remove the pregnancy.
- Viewing your baby after the delivery
- Holding your baby after the delivery
- Cremation services referral
- Funeral arrangements referral
- Spiritual and ceremonial accommodations
- Remembrance certificate
Maternal Health Abortions
Abortions after what is considered viability in the state of Maryland are available to preserve the health or life of the pregnant person. We offer abortion care through 35 weeks at our clinic in Bethesda, Maryland. Please note that after 28 weeks abortions are provided on a case by case basis.