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Abortion Pills and Termination Pills

  • What is the abortion pill?

The abortion pill is a medicine that ends a pregnancy. The medical name for the abortion pill. It works by blocking the hormone progesterone. Without progesterone, the lining of the uterus breaks down and the pregnancy cannot continue.

The abortion pill is followed by another medicine which makes the womb contract, causing cramping and bleeding similar to a miscarriage.

First appointment

At Dr Rose Abortion Clinic professional will give you the abortion pill to swallow when you are in the clinic. If your blood group is Rhesus-negative you will have an Anti-D injection.

You may then leave the clinic. Most women are able to carry on their usual lives at home or work, but you may have some bleeding and period-like pains. It is unlikely that the abortion will happen after taking the first pill. However, this can happen occasionally. If you think you may have miscarried after taking the first pill it is likely we will do another ultrasound scan at your next visit.

You may have nausea or vomiting. If you vomit within one and a half hours of taking the pill, please inform the Doctor as soon as possible, as the tablet may not have been absorbed.

Second appointment

You will return to the clinic anywhere from 6 hours up to 3 days later. At this visit, the tablets are placed in the vagina. You can place the tablets yourself or have a healthcare professional place them. You can put these tablets in while lying down, squatting, or standing with one leg up - whatever is most comfortable for you. Try to insert them as high up into your vagina as possible. Don’t worry too much about the exact position of the tablets in the vagina; it is not important for them to be in a specific

These are things to do after an abortion:

-Drink lots of fluids

-Take vitamins, eat healthy food, and try to sleep

-No exercise for two weeks

Don't lift anything over 15 pounds for two weeks, don't use ANYTHING vaginally for 2-4 weeks - no sex, no tampons, no douches.You can ovulate as soon as two weeks after an abortion, which means yes, you could get pregnant again within two weeks after an abortion!

You should NOT have sex again unless you feel physically recovered and remember you can fall pregnant again after two weeks of an abortion.So once you decide you are ready to resume sexual intercourse again, make sure you are using birth control right away. As many of us know, birth control is NOT 100% effective.

So it's very important that you don't have sex again until you are healed physically and emotionally, and you have a clear consensus on what will happen if you become unexpectedly pregnant again. For women who had an abortion for maternal health reasons, or for a poor prenatal diagnosis, consult your doctor about birth control and future pregnancies.

If you were 9 or more weeks along in the pregnancy, it is possible that you may have trouble with milk, or a milky fluid leaking from your breasts after the abortion.The further along you were, the higher the chance of having your 'milk come in'. This can be upsetting, but it won't last for long. It's a normal effect of the hormones that your body releases when you are no longer pregnant. These hormones make your body start to produce milk.

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