Abortion procedures performed at Legal Abortion By Pill Clinic require a high level of skill to perform. Termination procedures are one of the most frequently performed medical procedures in the United States. However, as with any medical procedure, complications can occur. It is important that you know how to take care of yourself after the abortion. The instructions below are meant to reduce your chances of complications. Identify potential complications as early as possible. Take all the medications that you have been given as directed.
If you begin to have cramping, performing a uterine massage may help to decrease cramping. To perform the uterine massage, use the palm of your hand and push down firmly from your navel to the top of your pubic hair line. This helps to make your uterus contract in order to expel blood and clots through your vagina which will decrease or stop the cramps.
Get a thermometer! Take your temperature two (2) times per day for the next two days. Elevated temperature may be a sign of infection which requires additional treatment. For first and second trimester patients, call our office immediately if your temperature is over 100.4°F at any time.
Do not put anything into your vagina for two weeks or until after your post-abortion check-up. This fingers, diaphragms, tampons, douching, tub baths, hot tubs, swimming (showers are ok) and having intercourse. Any introduction of bacteria into the vagina can increase your chances of getting an infection. Also remember that women can become pregnant again following an abortion, some within two weeks. For patients less than 6 weeks pregnant, one can engage in sexual intercourse within 24 hours of the surgical procedure or anytime the patient is comfortable after the non-surgical procedure. Use maxi pads and monitor how much bleeding you are experiencing. If you begin bleeding more than two pads an hour for two hours in a row, please call our offices immediately.
Surgical Abortion Patients
In the absence of an elevated temperature after an abortion, it is normal to:
For Non-Surgical Abortion Patients
You may return to your normal light activities within a day or two, but need to rest at least the remainder of the day of your abortion whether it is an aspiration or chemical process. Strenuous activity too soon can increase the likelihood of heavy cramping and bleeding. You should refrain from strenuous activity; lifting small children, strenuous work, standing all day, etc., for at least 7 days. If anything you do increases your cramping, bleeding, or clotting please stop what you are doing and monitor the problem. Generally the cramping, bleeding, or clotting will stop within a half hour. If it does not, please call our office emergency number.
Post Abortion Exam
An appointment for your post abortion exam will be made prior to your procedure. This exam is free of charge for up to six 8 weeks after your abortion. The purpose of this exam is to confirm that the abortion was successful and that your uterus has returned back to normal. If you have had the vacuum aspiration procedure, a uterine exam and pregnancy test will be performed. If you have utilized the chemical process, an ultrasound will be done. If you have started on birth control with us and wish to continue receiving your birth control prescriptions, you will need to have a birth control exam (Pap Smear, breast exam, and other minor laboratory testing) in addition to your post-abortion check-up. There is an additional fee for this expanded visit.
Post Abortion Emotional Health
You may experience a variety of feelings after an abortion and this is normal. You may have feelings of guilt, relief, sadness, happiness, grief, or anxiety. There is no right or wrong way to feel after an abortion. Most women feel relief. If you are having difficulty coping with your feelings, you are welcome to call our offices. You may also find support by calling Exhale, a free national talk line that provides emotional support, resources and information at 1-866-4-EXHALE or visiting www.4exhale.org.
Peace After Abortion is another site that helps women cope with their emotions after having an abortion. The site address is www.peaceafterabortion.com
CALL US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING:
Surgical Abortion Patients
Chemical Abortion Patients
Remember that we are available 24 hours a day to serve you. Do not hesitate to call for questions that you may have at any time.
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Legal Abortion By Pill Clinic
Offering Medical and Surgical Abortion
3 to 24 Weeks
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