In the wake of Donald Trump's unexpected victory, women are beginning to prepare for the worst: many are encouraging women who don't want to have children in the foreseeable future to get IUDs and other necessary medical treatment while they still can, fearing that reproductive rights will be severely limited under a Trump administration.

It's difficult to predict what Trump will (or won't) do as president. Before running for president, Trump wavered on his stance on abortion for almost his entire public life. But in January, when his campaign was still nascent, Trump announced he was pro-life despite having previously been in favor of late-term abortion—and during a town hall event with Chris Matthews in March, Trump said that abortion should be outlawed.

"I am pro-life," he said. When Matthews asked how Trump would ban abortion, he replied: "You go to a position like they had, where people will perhaps go to illegal places. But you have to ban it."

It would be easy to write this off as one of Trump's many grandiose promises if he hadn't chosen Mike Pence as his running mate. As governor of Indiana, Pence took a hard line against abortion providers: earlier this year, he signed a law prohibiting abortions that were sought due to genetic anomalies.

The same law banned fetal tissue research, required doctors to give women "informed consent" counseling before providing abortions, forced women to have ultrasounds before aborting, and required that fetal remains be cremated or buried, even if they come from miscarriages instead of abortions. This law was halted by a federal judge for being unconstitutional.

In July, Pence said the following: "I'm pro-life and I don't apologize for it. We'll see Roe. vs. Wade consigned to the ash heap of history where it belongs."

It's not just that Pence wants to stop women from being able to terminate unwanted pregnancies—he doesn't want them to be able to prevent pregnancy, period. During his tenure in the House, Pence began trying to defund Planned Parenthood, which provides reproductive services to millions of women, in 2007. In 2002, he advocated for abstinence-only education in schools.

IUDs are long-lasting—they can prevent pregnancy for up to 10 years—but without insurance, they're also prohibitively expensive. According to Planned Parenthood, the combined total cost of the medical exam, IUD insertion, and followup visits ranges from $500 to $900 for those without insurance. But under the new administration, prices for other forms of birth control could skyrocket—an IUD is a semi-permanent answer.

And although IUDs are currently covered for many women under Obamacare, Trump has promised to fully repeal the Affordable Care Act in his first 100 days. He has also proposed to issue block grants for Medicaid to cut federal costs, which would leave a significant number of low-income women without any form of insurance.

"We know from experience and from data that the more uninsured people you have, the costlier it is overall," Lara Cassel, coordinator at Medicaid Matters New York, told Politico.

Trump and Pence don't care about cutting costs. They care about controlling what women can do with their bodies, and come January 20th, they'll have every branch of government at their disposal to do so. But remember: men weren't the only ones who elected Trump, and this is about more than misogyny. 53 percent of white women who voted in the election chose Trump and Pence. Any attacks on reproductive rights will affect lower-income women the most.

So if you don't want to bring a child into Trump's America, consider getting an IUD. Planned Parenthood currently offers sliding-scale payments for those who can't afford their services. You can read about the five different kinds of IUDs here.