First Trimester Abortion
An In-Clinic Abortion is one of the safest and most common abortion procedures performed in the United States, and our medical team is expertly skilled in providing this vital abortion care. We understand that each patient has different needs and want every visit to be a positive experience. An In-Clinic Abortion Procedure is a safe, simple procedure and usually lasts between five and fifteen minutes.
On the day of your surgery, you will be greeted and checked in at the front desk and proceed to the laboratory for a pregnancy test and blood work. You will then have a sonogram to accurately determine the length of your pregnancy. Once we determine how long you have been pregnant, you will meet with a patient counselor to be told about the abortion procedure, anesthesia, post-operative abortion care, contraception and how to contact us 24 hours a day following your surgery. We will also schedule an appointment for you to return to the facility in 2-3 weeks for your free post-abortion appointment.
You will be instructed not to insert anything into your vagina for 2 weeks following your abortion procedure. This includes tampons, sexual intercourse and douching. Also, please refrain from using any medication that contains Aspirin; it is a blood thinner and can cause an increase in your bleeding.
You will receive a discharge information packet that includes our 24 hour contact number and will highlight information about what to expect following your procedure. You will also receive several prescriptions; one is an antibiotic and the other is a medication that helps to contract your uterus so that it can return to its pre-pregnant size. Please note that we have nurses on call 24 hours a day seven days a week and can answer any questions that might arise following the procedure.