What To Expect During An Abortion Clinic Appointment



An abortion clinic appointment is designed to be a comfortable and welcoming experience, with the aim of reassuring patients and minimizing any feelings of apprehension or fear that they may be experiencing. It is meant to full of compassionate care in a non-judgmental environment because  patients have the right to make informed decisions regarding their reproductive health.

Women considering a visit to an abortion clinic, need to understand that it is just like visiting any other normal wellness center. Whenever you consider to have an abortion or plan on visiting an abortion clinic for the first time, it’s possible that you may encounter some anti-abortion protestors outside the clinic who might want to discourage you about your decision of wanting to terminate the pregnancy.

First time for an abortion Clinic appointment

There are several reasons why women terminate and each woman’s reason is always valid. Women and girls have the right to stay informed and to have access to safe and affordable pregnancy termination methods of their choice and acceptable fertility options which include contraception, as well as sexuality education and counselling programs.

 Upon arriving at the abortion clinic appointment reception desk, the clinic staff will confirm your identification documents and may ask you to fill out vital paperwork and also have a ultrasound or regular pregnancy tests done to confirm the weeks of pregnancy.

Health education and pre-abortion exams

Whenever a woman come in for her abortion clinic appointment be the first time or whether you have been there before, it is important to receive education on their reproductive health and options. This includes education on contraception and family planning, as well as access to pre-abortion exams for those who are considering the abortion procedure.

Pre-abortion exams help ensure that women are physically ready for the abortion procedures to be conducted and can help prevent abortion complications. Additionally, these exams can provide an opportunity for healthcare providers to discuss any concerns or questions that you may have before the abortion process. 

What happens during a medication abortion procedure


When it comes to medication abortion, it is very important to remember that it is more effective in the early weeks of the pregnancy. Women are supposed to use to 2 types of abortion tablets Mifepristone the first pill that works by blocking progesterone the hormone needed to support the pregnancy. 

24 hours later you will be required to use the second abortion tablet Misoprostol will will be responsible for expelling the pregnancy. This medication is usually taken while at home under the supervision of the doctor. 

Although abortion complications are rare with this abortion procedure it’s possible for individuals to require additional treatment incase the pregnancy is not fully terminated.  That’s why follow-up appointments are encouraged.

What happens during a Surgical abortion procedure


Surgical abortion, which is also referred to as in-clinic abortions, is a safe and effective abortion procedure that can be performed in a doctor’s office, done under local anesthesia and oral pain medication to minimize any discomfort that may be felt during the procedure.

It is typically recommended for women who are past 14 weeks of pregnancy, complicated also know as high risk pregnancies. This technique uses a gentle suction called vacuum aspiration to remove the contents of the womb. Normally, the procedure takes about 5-10 minutes to complete.

However, It is highly recommended that women consult with their doctors and relevant health professionals to obtain the information and guidance needed before making any decisions.

Feelings during abortion

The decision to have an abortion can be easy or difficult. Abortions occur for various reasons. Talking to people about your experience may or may not help. A study showed that over three years, 99 out of 100 people felt they made the right decision about having an abortion. Both positive and negative emotions are reported related to the experience.

Community stigma and lack of social support can contribute to negative emotions. Those who were denied a wanted abortion were more likely to struggle with poverty, intimate partner violence, and health problems.However, those who received a wanted abortion had less financial stress, raised children in more stable environments and were more likely to want more children in the future.

After-Care And Self Recovery

It is crucial to remember that after having an abortion, your body needs time to fully recover both physically and emotionally. it is essential you eat healthy, take plenty of fluids, get enough rest and take adequate care of yourself.

The length of healing varies per patient and in order to ensure a quick recovery and prevent any possible abortion complications or negative symptoms in the future,  we have compiled a set of comprehensive after-care instructions on how to properly handle the emotional and physical aftercare of the procedure.

Additionally, we strongly advise all patients to maintain communication with our Nurses via secure online tele-health platform WhatsApp throughout the abortion process, and for about a week following the abortion clinic appointment and process. 

Get The Most Out Of Your Abortion Clinic Appointment

the best possible care. Find your nearest abortion clinic here or women’s wellness center that can assist you in such difficult times. 


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