There are many different forms of contraception and we offer a wide variety of birth control methods. We also offer consultations with the doctor to determine which method would be best suited for you.
Does the Surgical abortion hurt?
Every patient has a different pain tolerance, so while it may cause slight pain or discomfort for one patient, it may not cause any feeling of pain for another. However, most of our patients do report feeling some cramping during the procedure. Most women say the pain is similar to heavy menstrual cramps.
How does the non-surgical abortion work?
The non-surgical abortion is a set of 2 medications that are administered, and together, they will end the pregnancy. The first medication, Methotrexate, is given in the office by the doctor either in the form of an injection or orally (mixed in with juice). This medication prohibits folic acid from reaching the fetus. Folic acid is necessary for a pregnancy to continue, so with no supply, the pregnancy will not grow. The second medication, Misoprostol, is given to the patient to take home.
The Misoprostol is in the form of 8 suppositories. 5 days after the original appointment, the patient will vaginally insert the suppositories. Since the first medication ends the pregnancy, the second medication is what chemically induces a miscarriage in order to empty the uterus. This will feel like an extra heavy period with cramps that are slightly more painful than a typical period.
How does the surgical abortion work?
The surgical abortion is a minor medical procedure and only takes between 5-10 minutes to complete. The doctor will perform a pelvic and insert a speculum into the vagina so she can see the cervix clearly. She will insert a blunt-tipped tube into the vagina and begin moving it around the uterus to remove the pregnancy tissue. This tube is connected to an aspiration machine that provides suction so the contents of the uterus can be easily removed.
How much will my abortion cost?
The price for each procedure varies based upon several factors. The type of procedure you prefer, the gestation of the pregnancy, and location of your preferred office will determine the total price. You can call our call center and speak to a representative so she can give you an estimate based on your information and preferences.
Will my insurance cover the procedure?
Depending on which services you are receiving, your insurance company may cover some of the cost. However, every insurance plan is different and coverage is not guaranteed. You can call to schedule an appointment using insurance and our insurance department will verify your coverage with your insurance company. Once our department receives the coverage information, a representative will call you to let you know if you are eligible for total, partial, or no coverage. You can also call your insurance company directly and ask them if they will provide any coverage for the procedure you want to receive.
What will happen after the procedure?
Once your procedure is complete, you will be escorted into our recovery room. Here, a healthcare team member will monitor the patients for a half hour, checking vitals such as heart rate and blood pressure, and ask about the amount of bleeding you are experiencing. Some women will have heavy bleeding immediately after the surgical procedure while others may not have any bleeding at all. If you do experience bleeding, it will typically begin to slow after 1-2 weeks.
If you chose to have the non-surgical abortion, you may leave immediately after your procedure. The medication administered by the doctor at your visit will not cause any adverse symptoms or discomfort. This means it is not necessary for you to undergo a monitored recovery period. However, before leaving the office, we encourage you to schedule your follow-up appointment 2-3 weeks later to ensure that the procedure was successful.