An abortion is the process by which the baby is removed from the woman's uterus, ending the pregnancy.
In a medical abortion, a pharmaceutical agent (typically Mifepristone, also known as RU-486) is used to cause the death of the developing baby. A subsequent medication (typically Misoprostol) is used to cause the evacuation of the baby. To learn more, contact us.
In a surgical abortion, a suction device and/or surgical instruments are employed to evacuate the baby from the woman's uterus. In both cases, the cervix is dilated enough to accommodate the insertion of the vacuum tube and any instruments used to complete the procedure. Varying procedures dependent on the gestational age of the baby include curettage, vacuum aspiration, sharp curettage (D&C) and dilation and evacuation (D&E). To learn more about each of these procedures, contact us.
Possible risks may include infection, bleeding, perforation of the cervix and/or uterus, increased risk of infertility, PID (in the case of an undiagnosed STI). Some women experience a negative emotional response characterized by depression, insomnia, nightmares, flashbacks, an increase in drug and alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide. If you are post-abortive and experiencing any of these emotional symptoms, contact us for help.
*We do not perform or refer for surgical or medical abortion