Early Abortion Options "A":
Pregnancy from conception to 6 weeks of gestation
Undesired pregnancies now from 72 hours after conception to
about six weeks can be terminated with a single pill of Mifeprex, taken
in office after a positive UCD and sonographic evaluation. To receive
this medical treatment an office visit is required to fill out personal
and medical history forms.
decision to have an abortion may seem complicated, but choosing an
abortion procedure does not have to be. Surgical abortions are more
expensive and complications such as uterus perforations and infections
are a risk. For women who feel anxious in a surgical setting, an FDA
marketed Abortion pill called Mifeprex is a more viable option.
addition to privacy, simplicity and its success rate, the new drug
Mifeprex, has become the number one choice for women all over the world
for terminating their unwanted pregnancy. Mifeprex feels less invasive
than a surgical abortion, has little to no side effects and does not
have an effect on future fertility.
As this is not defined as an abortion procedure but an abortion
treatment, it can be done any day of the week in the office or in the
privacy of your own home. Appointments are available within 24 hours of
your call at even the most desired days and times.
Day of Appointment:
will be greeted in our newly renovated office by qualified, friendly
staff. Our staff will administer forms to provide information about your
personal and medical history. Once you complete all required forms, you
will be accompanied to an exam room where the medical assistant will
chart your vital signs and perform two blood tests to get the value of
your hemoglobin levels (must be above 10). They will then determine your
Rh blood type (positive or negative) and conduct a vaginal sonogram to
discuss the results with the doctor or nurse practitioner. Once the MA
receives the approval to start the treatment, the MA will once again go
over with your available choices. When you elect to terminate this
pregnancy through abortion by pill, she will administer the Mifeprex and
give 2 pills by mouth. In most cases, this will complete the treatment.
However, to increase the success rate of the pill, you will receive 2
to 4 pills of Misoprostol to be taken 72 hours later by placing them
under your tongue. *These pills are only to be taken in particular cases
where the Mifeprex does not induce heavy period like bleeding.
What To Expect:
bleeding can start within 72 hours of taking Mifeprex or within 3/4
days after taking the Misoprostol. Cramping pain can be similar to
period pain or moderate. Misoprostol works with Prostaglandin, to
contract your uterus. Taking any pain medication that works against
induction of contraction will result in failure of the treatment. A
heating pad or shower generally helps to ease the pain.
treatment to end a pregnancy using Mifeprex works by depriving
progesterone required to support pregnancy and you are required not to
take any multivitamins, folic acid, or any other pregnancy-supporting
foods. For the next one week following the procedure, do not drink wine
or any other alcoholic substances. Use pads only (no tampons) to avoid
the risk of infection. To further prevent infection, do not swim or take
baths, however, you may shower.
* The following conditions make you ineligible for receiving this treatment*
- Are currently using an IUD, which must be taken out prior to taking Mifeprex.
- Have a pregnancy longer than about 6 weeks.
- Have an Ectopic pregnancy (outside of the uterus).
- Have issues with your adrenal glands.
- Take blood thinners.
- Have bleeding issues.
- Have Porphyria
- Take certain types of steroid medications
- Are allergic to any component of Mifepristone or Misoprostol.
you are only a few days or a few weeks late in getting your menstrual
period, and you think you are pregnant, an early abortion may be an
option for you. A pregnancy from contraception to the 10th week of
pregnancy is considered by this facility as an early pregnancy. Under
ten weeks, the pregnancy consists of a thickened tissue lining of the
uterus ( similar to the tissue that develops before menstruation) and a
fluid-filled gestational sac about the size of a grape. Thus, early
abortion methods are said to "bring down your period" - giving you two
options, Aspiration and Abortion by pills. These are the most safe,
gentle, and natural methods of terminating an early pregnancy. They are
simple to complete and can be offered in our private medical office.
They are just as effective and have fewer complications than surgical
abortions (D&C) and (D&E) or even a full time delivery.
this procedure a doctor uses a quiet, handheld instrument to remove the
pregnancy tissue. The Aspiration Procedure is similar to having a Pap
Test and is completed on a regular medical examination table. It only
takes 3-5 minutes. You can resume your normal activities immediately.
The Aspiration Procedure used to be called "menstrual extraction"
because it works similar to bringing down the menstrual lining of the
uterus.There are many advantages to the Aspiration Procedure. It is
safer than a surgical abortion as there is no scraping, no electric
suction, and no sedation. The World Health Organization endorses the
non-surgical methods and has stated in its Technical Guidelines on Safe
Abortion: Aspiration and medical abortion are preferred methods for
abortion in the first trimester. Both of these methods are safe,
effective, and suitable for the primary level of care and should be
available at levels of care with greater capacity and in many private
clinical settings... (Ipas.org/topics/abortions_technologies.aspx)