is a simple, non-surgical procedure to end an early
pregnancy. Aspiration abortions take only a few
minutes. The procedure is approximately
98-99% effective. It is considered to gentler than a regular surgical
abortion ("D&C" or dilation and curettage
abortion) because there is no scraping of the uterus.
A hand-held manual suction is used instead
of an electric suction machine.
has been safely used to terminate early
pregnancies for many years. Our physicians are
experienced providers of this procedure.
What to expect
You will meet with one of our women doctors in an examination room.
Throughout the procedure, you may have an adult friend or
family member with you for support.
medication and aspiration abortions an ultrasound with a
vaginal probe confirms the size of your pregnancy.
Just as is done during
a routine gynecological exam, your doctor will insert a
vaginal speculum. She will them numb the cervix with a local
anesthetic. Small plastic dilators are used to gently stretch the
opening of your cervix. A thin tube is then inserted
and a plastic instrument is then
attached to the end of the tube.
is applied for 2 to 3 minutes. At this point you may feel
mild to moderate cramping,
as your uterus returns to its usual size. Your doctor will then remove the instruments used for the
procedure. Patients rest in the examination room during a
recovery period of approximately 5 to 10 minutes, until the
cramping has ended. Following the procedure you should feel
physically normal and be able to return to your normal
Usually only one visit the our office is required.
However, your doctor will discuss possible side effects with
you and will encourage you to contact our office
if you have
any questions or concerns following the procedure.
Advantages of the
|The process takes only a few minutes|
|Recovery is quick|
|Very high success rate (98-99%)|
|Less bleeding occurs than with the use of the
|Our medical staff is present throughout the abortion
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