Please note: Some people have severe reactions to scented products. Thank you for not wearing perfume and reducing other scents when visiting the clinic.
The abortion procedure itself takes just a few minutes, but the entire appointment may last 4 – 5 hours. You may bring one support person with you to your appointment. They cannot be with you during the procedure or in the recovery area.
Please do not bring children with you to the appointment – we cannot provide child care.
To cancel or change your appointment, or if you have any questions about your scheduled appointment, please call us at 204-947-2422 ext. 200. Note: This is not our intake line. Please click the link to book an appointment.
FORMS: For your convenience, we have some forms for you to print and read and bring before to your appointment. A nurse will review the forms with you at your appointment.
LANGUAGE SERVICES: WHC has access to WRHA translation services. Please let us know if you would like a language interpreter for your appointment when you book the appointment. Thank you.
Your appointment time is not the exact time of the procedure. We perform procedures in order as clients complete the counselling part of the appointment. Clients who arrive at the clinic after you may have the procedure before you; some may be seen earlier due to other medical reasons. There will be wait times between counselling, the pre-op review with a nurse, the procedure, and recovery.
Your abortion appointment will NOT be at the Graham Ave. location. Your appointment will be at WHC Portage – which is located here:
346 Portage Avenue, Unit 2 (2nd Floor)
Street entrance: Use the door at 350 Portage Avenue; take the elevator or stairs to the 2nd floor.
First you will meet with a counsellor who will:
Your counsellor will bring you to the pre-op waiting area after you have changed into a clinic skirt. A nurse will meet with you to:
Note: If you are between 14 – 16 weeks pregnant, we may use a different method of dilating (opening) the cervix. We will give you medication (called Misoprostol) 2 – 3 hours before the procedure to soften the cervix for easier dilation.
A nurse will bring you to the procedure room. You will be there for about 15-20 minutes. Three people will be in the room with you:
The doctor will:
We use the safest and simplest abortion method. The purpose of the procedure is to remove all the tissues of the pregnancy. The abortion procedure itself usually takes less than 10 minutes.
During the procedure, the support nurse will:
When the procedure is over, you may have a variety of physical and emotional feelings. Normal physical reactions range from feeling fine to feeling dizzy, nauseous or weak. Normal emotional reactions may include feeling sad, or relieved and relaxed. A nurse will review the aftercare instructions with you so you know how to take care of yourself after you leave the clinic.