OBGYN Montgomery County Dr. Rania Ibrahim finds that some patients who’ve had abortions sometimes worry about discussing it because they fear she may be pro-life, or if they don’t know where she stands on the issue. But while it’s understandable to have that concern, it’s medically important to admit if if you’ve had one or more abortions.
If you’re infertile, it’s important for your OBGYN to know about past abortions for two reasons. First, it indicates that at least in one point in your life, you were fertile. Secondly, the infertility might be caused by infection or scar tissue that occurred because of the abortion.
Additionally, multiple abortions can put patients at a higher risk for miscarriage or premature birth. Finally, if you’re going to have surgery on your cervix or uterus, your OBGYN Montgomery County needs to know about prior abortions, as scar tissue might make the surgery more difficult.
Abortion is an unnatural attack on a woman’s reproductive system, there can potentially be any number of complications, including a substantially elevated risk of a premature delivery. This can seriously threatens the lives and health of newborn children.
The risk of premature delivery increases with each additional abortion and is associated with an increased risk of infertility, miscarriage, ectopic pregnancy and placenta previa.