ABORTION COMPANION SERVICES
we offer midwifery support regardless of pregnancy outcome, including abortion
ABOUT OUR ABORTION COMPANION SERVICES
Support & midwifery care should be available to anyone expecting any pregnancy outcome, be it birth, adoption, surrogacy, miscarriage, stillbirth, or abortion. We offer physical, emotional, & educational support for clients seeking medical, surgical, or herbal abortions. No matter your choices, you deserve compassionate midwifery support and care.
Abortion Companion Services* and Suggested Donations:
1 pre-abortion visit (when possible), so that options & expectations can be discussed
Attendance & support immediately before, during, & after termination, as allowed by institutional/provider policies
1 post-abortion visit (if desired); your abortion companion will bring you nourishing herbal tea to sip on while your body recovers
Suggested Donation: $175-$300 ($35-$100 for minors)
*Abortion Companion Support is NOT a substitute for professional emotional/mental health support and counselling. If you need a referral for counselling, Michele (“Misha”) be happy to give you one.
CLOSURE & MEMORIAL SERVICES & RITUALS
If you are looking for ideas on ways to bring closure to your abortion experience or create a way to pay tribute to your loss, reach out to Misha, and they will work with you to create a personalised plan to address your post-abortion spiritual needs. Schedule with them today!
ABORTION ACCESS IN PITTSBURGH
There are a few different ways to access abortion for folks in/around Pittsburgh, depending on how far along a pregnancy is, what method of termination is needed/desired, and a person's ability to pay for abortion care.
Women's Choice Network is NOT a provider of abortion care. They are an anti-abortion, anti-choice organisation that misleads pregnant people into believing they are getting free information and care regarding abortion, but their goal is to get pregnant people to NOT terminate a pregnancy.
There are several online options for abortion via medication. We recommend reading the options here. Also, contact Midwife Misha, because they may have additional local options for obtaining an abortion via medication.
D.I.Y. ABORTION OPTIONS
While Midwife Misha believes it is optimal to involve a health care provider as part of pregnancy termination plans, they understand that this is not always a possibility for everyone. Misha does not condone or condemn the information found on the following sites, and has listed them for educational purposes. “Fais ce que voudras (Do what you will)”
ADDITIONAL POST-ABORTION SUPPORT OPTIONS
And additional phone lines that have been screened by Exhale. Times of operation may have changed; make sure to confirm times by visiting https://exhaleprovoice.org/resources
Monday through Friday, 10 am – 1 am Eastern
Saturday through Sunday, 10 am – 6 pm Eastern
Connect & Breathe
Tuesdays through Thursdays 6pm – 9pm Eastern
Saturdays 10am – 2pm Eastern
You will reach a voicemail. Leave your first name and phone number; a counsellor will call back. Trained counsellors are clergy of various religious faiths: Roman Catholic, Jewish, Unitarian Universalist, Protestant Christian, and Buddhist. Persons of no particular religious faith are equally welcome to receive services. Faith Aloud supports reproductive freedom for every person.
These are national online support groups, and neither of them is really gender inclusive, but the first one is smaller and is better with gender inclusiveness.
I Do Not Regret My Abortion(s). Positive Stories.
EMERGENCY CONTRACEPTION/PLAN B
Are you having problems locating a pharmacy that will sell you Plan B? Are you short on cash and can not afford the full cost of Plan B? Please contact us; we are typically able to arrange FREE or low cost (approx. $15) Plan B or Ella (or generic Levonorgestrel or ulipristal acetate) for those who need it asap and are having difficulties locating or paying for it.
It is also vital that folks know that Plan B & Ella are not effective for people who weigh more than 175lbs. While it is common practice for people weighing over 175lbs to take two doses instead of just one, there has been no evidence that this practice is effective enough or safe for OTC practices. Currently, the only emergency contraception that is effective for people weighing over 175lbs is an IUD. Misha still recommends that folks weighing more than 175lbs take Plan B/Ella and contact Allegheny Reproductive Health Center or their OB/GYN or CNM if they are in need of an IUD.
For more information on emergency contraception options, including utilising most regular birth control pills for emergency contraception, go here.