How Much Does an Abortion Cost?

If you’re considering an abortion and wondering how much it costs, you've come to the right place. We want you to have all the information you need to make a healthy decision for yourself. Read on to learn about costs associated with different abortion procedures, then call us to schedule your free abortion consultation and get answers to your questions and more.

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How Much Does an Abortion Cost?

The cost of an abortion is based on many factors, including:

  • What kind of procedure you undergo
  • How far along you are in pregnancy
  • What insurance you have
  • Where you get the procedure done
  • Whether there are any complications or problems

The numbers and data below are based on typical cases, but your costs could be very different based on the above factors.

Costs for Different Types of Abortion

Abortion Pill

Medicated abortions, also known as abortion via medication, generally cost between $300 and $800 dollars. Most women pay around $500 out of pocket for the abortion pill and related services.

Aspiration Abortion

Aspiration abortion is the simplest type of surgical abortion procedure. It can only be performed on pregnancies in the first trimester. The average cost for an aspiration abortion is between $300 and $950.

Surgical Abortion (Dilation & Evacuation)

Depending on how far along your pregnancy is, the costs of a surgical abortion can vary widely. During the first trimester, surgical abortions cost about $1,500 on average. In the second trimester, the procedure can cost $3,000 or more.

Your exact costs will be based on how far along you are, where in the United States you get the procedure done, and what insurance you have. You may also pay more at certain clinics or in a hospital than at other providers.

Does Insurance Cover Abortion Costs?

Some insurance companies, but not all, will cover some costs related to an elective abortion. The chances of getting insurance coverage are better if you use a physician in your insurance network.

However, in 21 states, there are restrictions on private insurance companies covering abortion procedures. In addition, if you have a plan through the Health Insurance Exchange, you cannot get insurance coverage for an elective abortion procedure except in cases of rape, incest, or life-threatening conditions in 23 states, including Ohio.

Does Medicaid Cover Abortion Costs?

If you have insurance through Medicaid, you can only get insurance coverage for abortion procedures in cases of incest, rape, or life endangerment. In addition, you may have difficulty finding an abortion provider near you that works with Medicaid. Doctors and clinics are not obligated to accept Medicaid for insurance, meaning you may have to travel or visit a new doctor.

Get Help and Information Today

If you need more help with your pregnancy decisions or have questions about what your next steps should be, contact us today at Ava Women’s Center. Our compassionate volunteers can help you understand your options and find out what choices are available to you. Call 844-371-4282 today to schedule a free, confidential appointment and learn more.

Early Pregnancy Signs & Symptoms

If you think you might be pregnant, one of the most natural things to do is to start looking for signs of pregnancy. Unfortunately, every person has different pregnancy symptoms. How do you know if your body is trying to tell you you’re pregnant?

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That’s why we’ve put together a list of the most common early pregnancy signs and symptoms. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it is a good idea to call us today and schedule your free pregnancy test at our center. You can also schedule a free ultrasound, which is the most accurate way to determine gestational age and see what options are available to you.

 

Pregnancy Symptom 1: Bloating

 

In the early weeks of a pregnancy, many women feel bloated due to increased levels of the hormone progesterone. This hormone causes increased fluid retention and can lead to a feeling of bloating or “fullness.”

 

Pregnancy Symptom 2: Sore or Tender Breasts

 

For many women, their breasts start feeling tender, sensitive, or sore as early as a few days after conception. The sensations are often most noticeable down the sides of the breasts. Soreness is a result of the increased production of the estrogen and progesterone hormones. Breasts are often especially achy during a woman’s first pregnancy.

 

Pregnancy Symptom 3: Nausea and Vomiting

 

Many women experience nausea during early pregnancy, and “morning sickness” is still one of the most common indicators of being pregnant. The biological reason for nausea during early pregnancy is not completely clear, but it is likely to be linked to increased hormone production.

 

Pregnancy Symptom 4: Fatigue, Tiredness, or Soreness

 

Most women experience increased tiredness and fatigue during early pregnancy as the body increases hormone production and starts directing resources to the growing baby. Fatigue and tiredness can also lead to moodiness and stress along with the physical effects.

 

Pregnancy Symptom 5: Cramping

 

Cramps are one of the most common early pregnancy symptoms, but they can be hard to detect because they are very similar to normal menstrual cramps. Cramping typically occurs when the uterus expands, causing supporting ligaments and muscles to stretch. Some women may even have light spotting - known as “implantation bleeding” - that fools them into thinking they’re having a menstrual period.

 

Pregnancy Symptom 6: Frequent Urination

 

Hormonal changes during early pregnancy have the effect of increasing urine production. Additionally, as your uterus expands to accommodate your baby, it presses on your bladder. This all leads to the need to “go” more frequently.

 

Pregnancy Symptom 7: Positive Pregnancy Test

 

The most reliable method of determining if you are pregnant is to take a pregnancy test. Pregnancy tests detect the presence of HCG hormone in your body. This hormone is only produced when you are pregnant, so if you get a positive test it is almost sure to be accurate.

 

However, it’s important to make sure you take the test correctly to prevent false negatives. At Ava Women’s Center, we can provide you with a free pregnancy test at our clinic and help make sure your results are accurate. Simply call 844-371-4282 today to schedule your free appointment.