|The decision to have an abortion is not
simple or easy. We want you to take the time needed to determine
what is right for you. We want to help you by eliminating some of
the “unknown” by providing you with facts about the services we
offer. Remember, if you have any questions regarding these
procedures, we are here to help.
It is important to contact our clinic as soon as possible, as we
perform abortions from 5 through 15 weeks L.M.P. Some procedures must be
performed at 9 weeks or less. Take this into consideration when
determining a pregnancy termination. NHC offers two different types
of procedures, which are:
This procedure is one that some women choose, you must be less than
9 weeks pregnant. You can take control
in the privacy of your own home. You will need to
bring in a first morning urine sample the day we start the
How is a Medical abortion performed?
This procedure requires 2 or 3 trips to the office and two
medications: Mifeprex (Ru 486) and Misoprostol. You will be
given the Mifeprex (Ru 486) by our physician and, you will then
be given 4 tablets of the Misoprostol to be taken at home and
How do the medications work?
- Mifeprex (Ru 486) – This is
a drug that blocks the progesterone that is needed for the
pregnancy to continue.
- Misoprostol – This
medication will cause your uterus to contract, and expel the
uterine contents. A miscarriage will generally happen within
24 hours. Most experience the miscarriage within the first 4
What will happen if there is a
problem with the procedure?
This abortion procedure is 95% effective; however, there is a 5%
failure rate. This is
generally caused by bleeding or an incomplete procedure. If this
does happen, you will need a surgical procedure. You will have
to be prepared for a surgical procedure if there is a failure
with this method, there is no extra charge.
- Vacuum Aspiration – This
procedure can be done in the 6th to 15th week. The doctor will
numb your cervix, and you will be given a medication for
relaxation and cramping. The doctor will allow time for the
medication to work. Once the medication has taken effect, the
doctor will dilate (open) your cervix slightly and will insert a
sterile cannula into your uterus. Next, there will be a gentle
suction while your uterus is emptied. You will then be taken to
the recovery room. This abortion procedure takes just 5 to 8
minutes, and is considered to be one of the safest surgical
procedures done today.
- Additional Medication: I.V Sedation: $30.00 is available as long as you have someone to drive you home.
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