Fetal Anomaly Abortions Maine
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 Maine
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
Fetal Indication Abortion Maine
In the United States, one in every thirty-three children is born with a birth defect. One third of these defects involve deformities of the heart. Most defects are mild and are surgically and/or medically manageable. However, for a few, the outlook is bleak. Some will be severely challenged for life, some will survive for a very short time and a few will not survive even a Caesarian delivery.
The “Roe v. Wade” and “Doe v. Bolton” US Supreme Court decisions confirmed the right for women carrying pregnancies that cannot survive, to choose termination at any gestation. Often, the decision to terminate is made late in the pregnancy for many reasons. Commonly, it is the amount of time needed to assure the right decision is made. At ACO, there are no artificial gestational limits to force you into a hurried decision. There is always time to make the right decision.
Dr. LeRoy Carhart trained in an abortion practice in Pittsburgh, PA. Since 1998, Dr. Carhart is one the most experienced second and third trimester abortion providers in the United States. With the assassination of Dr. Tiller, Dr. Carhart and members of the staff from Wichita, KS moved their practice to Bellevue, NE with the promise to carry on the mission of “Team Tiller”.