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Abortion Procedure

An abortion procedure, also known as “surgical abortion” or “in-clinic abortion”, is a safe, fast and effective abortion method performed right in our office.

Healthy Futures’ team of physicians offer procedural abortions into the second trimester, up to 22 weeks in pregnancy. The procedure is very fast and takes just a few minutes to perform. Comfort is our priority and IV conscious sedation is included in the cost of the procedure for all our patients receiving a surgical abortion.

Many women prefer an abortion procedure because it is fast, very effective and generally results in less bleeding at home.

What to Expect

First you will speak with our staff to review your medical history and make sure you are eligible to have a surgical abortion procedure in our office. We generally have appointments available within a few days. When you come to your appointment you will need to have someone drive you to and from your appointment because you will be receiving medications that impair your ability to drive for 24 hours. 

At your appointment you will receive an ultrasound to determine how far along you are in your pregnancy. You will have your blood type checked if you are 12 weeks or more into your pregnancy.

Rhogam is given for an additional cost if you are Rh negative blood type. You will be given an antibiotic prior to the procedure to help prevent infection. Next you will have an IV placed and medications administered to help with relaxation and discomfort.

In the first trimester of pregnancy, we perform a procedure called dilation and aspiration to complete the abortion. Our trained physicians use a quiet handheld device to perform the abortion.

In the second trimester of pregnancy, we may also use instruments and a machine under ultrasound guidance to safely perform the abortion. Abortion procedures for pregnancies under 16 weeks are usually performed in one day.

Abortion procedures for pregnancies 16-22 weeks usually require a multiple day process to safely perform the procedure. After your procedure you will be monitored for a period of time to ensure safety and comfort.

FAQs

How do I decide if a surgical abortion procedure is the right option for me?
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Seeking Primary Care?

If you’re looking for a Primary Care Physician for your annual reproductive and/or Gyn needs you can learn more about the services we offer by visiting our Healthy Futures Primary Care website.

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