Can I change my mind during an aspiration abortion?

If you are between 14-16 weeks pregnant, we will give you medication (called misoprostol) 2-3 hours before the procedure to soften the cervix for easier dilation. Once you take this medication, you must continue with the abortion procedure. For pregnancies earlier...
What are the possible complications?

What are the possible complications?

This risk of complications is very rare. Click here for a full list of all possible complications. If you have a fever: 38.0C or 100.4F or higher, chills or shaking, unusual or bad-smelling vaginal discharge, call the Emergency On-Call number you were given at your...

How should I manage pain or discomfort of cramps?

You can use a hot water bottle or heating pad, or take ibuprofen (Motrin® or Advil®) or naproxen (Aleve®) to manage discomfort. Do not take ASA (Aspirin®) for pain – it may increase bleeding.

How much pain and bleeding will I have after an aspiration abortion?

Cramps and bleeding are normal after an abortion. It might be very light for the first three days an aspiration abortion and become heavier on the 4th or 5th day with clots (sometimes as large as a lemon), bleeding, and cramps. Bleeding can increase with physical...