Late-Term Abortion Care For Maternal/Fetal Indications

Capital Women's Services offers late-term abortion care up to 36 weeks under certain circumstances, such as for fetal or maternal indications. All requests for late-term abortion care are handled on a case-by-case basis after consultation with our clinicians. For more information, please feel free to call our specialized patient advocates at 202-400-0235

Late-Term Abortion Care for Maternal Indications

The U.S. Supreme Court, in its classic Roe vs. Wade Decision, ruled that abortions are legal at any gestation to preserve the life or the health of the woman.

All requests for Maternal Indication Abortion Care are handled on a case-by-case basis. Our clinicians can collaborate with your health care providers to tailor your care to best suit your needs.

All of our physicians are Board-Certified or Board-Eligible in Obstetrics and Gynecology and all have had faculty appointments at local universities. All treating physicians hold current and active hospital admitting and surgical privileges at nearby university hospitals. Therefore, we can perform the procedure in the hospital for you if you need the procedure to be carried out on an inpatient basis. We can also arrange hospital-to-hospital transport if needed or if you are too sick to be discharged.

We understand that this can be a difficult time. Maternal health problems can be very distressing in themselves, and doubly upsetting because they can sometimes mean that a pregnancy cannot be continued. These are tragic situations, and we will always respect the right of a woman to make her own medical decisions regarding her own life, her own body, and her own family.

We are ready, willing, and able to help you and support you if you face the need for an early or a late-term abortion for maternal indications. For more information, please feel free to call our specialized patient advocates at: 202-400-0235.

Late-Term Abortion Care for Fetal Indications

According to the CDC, birth defects affect 1 in every 33 babies born in the United States, and they are the most common cause of death in infancy, accounting for over 20 percent of all infant deaths.

No one is certain why there are so many birth defects. Some fetal anomalies are due to structural abnormalities (e.g. Anencephaly), exposure of the fetus to harmful substances (e.g. Fetal Alcohol Syndrome), or genetic defects (e.g. Trisomy 13).

We understand that this can be a difficult time. While some birth defects can sometimes be repaired surgically, in other cases the outlook is bleak. Discovering a fetal indication is often very upsetting news because it can sometimes mean that a wanted pregnancy can no longer continue. These are tragic situations, and we will always respect the right of a woman to make her own medical decisions regarding her own life, her own body, and her own family.

All requests for Late-Term Fetal Indication Abortion Care are handled on a case-by-case basis, after consultation with our clinicians. We can also work collaboratively with referrers, such as hospitals and genetic counselors, to tailor your care to best suit your needs.

We are ready, willing, and able to help you and support you if you face the need for a late-term abortion for fetal indications. For more information, please feel free to call our specialized patient advocates at: 202-400-0235.

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