If you decide to terminate a pregnancy in its earliest stages (5-10 weeks), you may choose the abortion pill over a surgical abortion. The abortion pill process involves several steps and two different types of medicine that stop a pregnancy.
The first pill you take prevents the pregnancy from growing. The second pill induces cramping and bleeding to empty your uterus, much like what happens during a miscarriage.
In most instances, with the abortion pill process, you terminate the pregnancy in 4-5 hours.
How safe are surgical abortions?
Surgical abortions are extremely safe and effective when an experienced OB/GYN, like the ones at FPA Women’s Health, perform them. You’re under the highest standard of medical care in a safe, sterile environment. The team of doctors and nurses is with you every step of the way to explain the procedure, prepare you for recovery, and help with aftercare if you need it.
With any type of abortion, the team of FPA Women’s health nurses is available by phone 24 hours a day to answer your questions. And a physician is always on call.