Is your partner considering an abortion?  The financial stress that comes with abortion can be a lot. If you and your partner are not legally married, her abortion procedure wouldn’t be covered by insurance.

Will Insurance Cover Abortions?

Insurance companies typically won’t cover a partner on a policy unless they are a spouse or a domestic partner. There usually must be a financial legal obligation to extend coverage.

Check with your health insurance provider to confirm your specific insurance coverage and get your questions answered.

Receive An Ultrasound

In the meantime, be sure your partner has had an ultrasound to safeguard her health and determine her pregnancy options. An ultrasound reveals three key details of pregnancy, including:

  1. Viability (detects the heartbeat and if you have a growing pregnancy)
  2. Location of pregnancy (whether it’s growing within your uterus or not)
  3. How far along you are (gestational age)

An ultrasound will alert you and your partner to any potential complications. According to the Cleveland Clinic, “Between 10% and 20% of all known pregnancies end in miscarriage.” Your partner may have miscarried without any symptoms, and an ultrasound can reveal this information.

Review Medical History

A medical abortion, which is usually done in early pregnancy, isn’t recommended in certain situations, some of which include:

  • A pregnancy that’s older than 10 weeks gestation
  • A history of bleeding disorders
  • Having an intrauterine device (IUD) in place
  • Taking certain medications, including steroids

This list isn’t exhaustive, which is why it’s necessary for your partner to speak to a qualified physician before seeking an abortion. Surgical abortion also has restrictions that are crucial to understand.

Free Pregnancy Support

You and your partner can find clarity about your options and pregnancy at our center. Your partner can receive a free lab-quality pregnancy test and limited obstetrical ultrasound with us today.

We can discuss more about all your pregnancy options so you can make an informed decision. Contact us to learn more.