Heritage Clinic for Women offers three types of abortion services from conception through 22 weeks.
To determine the appropriate type of procedure, an ultrasound is performed to determine how long you have been pregnant. This is calculated from the first day of the last menstrual period (LMP).
Medical Abortion non-surgical abortions, commonly known as Abortion Pill (RU486) are offered 70 days (10 weeks) or less from the last menstrual period (LMP). The process involves a minimum of two visits to the clinic but gives you the opportunity to experience the abortion at home.
Depending on how far along the pregnancy there are (2) types of Surgical Abortions offered.
- Suction Curettage procedure is offered from 5-13 weeks LMP and is performed in the clinic by the physician.
- Dilation and Evacuation (D&E) abortion is a two step procedure, performed in the second trimester of pregnancy (14-22 weeks LMP) by the physician.
If you are between six and nine weeks and eligible for both the Medical Abortion and the Suction Curettage procedure, we have provided information here: Comparing Medical and Surgical Abortion. This comparison can help you decide which procedure is most comfortable and will best fit your schedule and resources.
When you arrive at our clinic, you will meet privately with one of our counselors. During the counseling session, we will review her unique history, birth control needs, abortion decision, coping skills, and support system. The counselor will explain the appropriate procedure(s), describe the medications used and aftercare instructions. Once all your questions are addressed and the consents are signed, you will meet with our medical staff to proceed with the abortion procedure.
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