What is abortion? Abortion Clinic Elukwatini
Abortion is when a pregnancy is ended so that it doesn’t result in the birth of a child. Sometimes it is called ‘termination of pregnancy’.
Dr Phila Abortion Clinics cares for women with an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy. We treat thousands of women who’ve decided that abortion is the right choice for them, and give advice and counselling to women who don’t know what to do next.
There are two types of abortion treatment, ‘Medical’ and ‘Surgical’ abortion:
1. Medical abortion: The abortion pill Elukwatini
Some women feel that a medical abortion is a more natural process. There are two types of medical abortion
- Abortion pill (also known as early medical abortion) up to 10 weeks
Involves taking medication to cause an early miscarriage (women experience cramping, pain and heavy bleeding).
No surgery or anaesthetic.
Step 1 – Mifepristone
Swallow the mifepristone tablet with water – at 10 weeks gestation this is done at clinic. At less than 10 weeks gestation you may take the tablet home.
You may have nausea or vomiting after taking mifepristone. If you vomit within 1 hour of taking it, please inform the clinic as soon as possible as you may need to take the pill again. Most women do not have pain or bleeding until they take misoprostol. Bleeding can occur after taking mifepristone, but it is usually light. If bleeding does happen you should still use the misoprostol (second medication).
Abortion pill from 10 weeks up to 24 weeks
- Involves taking medication to cause the womb to contract and push out the pregnancy.
- 2 visits to the clinic are needed.
- Sometimes an overnight stay is needed on the 2nd visit – check when you book.
Considering Abortion? Know The Facts
If you are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, you may be considering an abortion as a solution to your situation. Because we care about your health and well-being, we want you to know the facts.
Abortion is not just a simple medical procedure. For many women, it is a life changing event with significant physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences. Most women who struggle with past abortions say that they wish they had been told all of the facts about abortion and its risks.
About Abortion Elukwatini
he first pill of a chemical abortion stops the baby’s beating heart. The second day medication causes contractions to expel the baby. This method is used up to 49 days after the last menstrual period and may cause cramping, heavy bleeding, nausea, or vomiting. A chemical abortion pill reversal may be possible through injections of the natural hormone, progesterone, which will counteract the effects and restore circulation to the preborn baby. Contact your for help.
Surgery carries risk – especially “invasive” surgery, which involves inserting an instrument into your body. Surgical abortion procedures are invasive, and carry normal surgical risks. Risk is also dependent on the doctor’s proficiency.
A first trimester abortion, from 5 to 12 weeks, starts with a metal rod to open your cervix and the insertion of a tube to vacuum the baby and other tissue out of your uterus. Pain, bleeding, and feelings of loss may be felt. The late term abortion process, performed 16 to 18 weeks and later, varies according to baby’s age. Generally laminaria are inserted to open the cervix (a one or two day process.) The baby is dismembered and removed from the mother’s uterus. Labor and delivery of a fully formed dead child may occur. A woman can change her mind after insertion of the laminaria without harming the baby unless the doctor has injected the baby with heart stopping medication. Stopping a baby’s heart prevents a mother from changing her mind.
Following an abortion, relief is a common feeling but it does not always last. Once a baby is aborted, he or she cannot be brought back to life. Deep feeling of emptiness and sadness may occur immediately or after a period of time. Many women bury the experience, face depression, long for the baby, or suffer lifelong guilt or grief. Most abortion clinics do not help a woman cope with her loss. Pregnancy centers assist with understanding and reconciling guilt and grief after the loss of a child through abortion.
Verify the clinic is staffed with qualified nurses, medical assistants, and doctors. Do the abortion doctors have hospital privileges or are emergency room doctors faced with handling abortion complications. Does the staff have the required special training, licensing, and certification if anesthesia or sedation is used? The abortion business can be very profitable and most clinics are owned by non-medical owners or business investors.
Abortion is not your only option. If not ready or able to parent, adoption offers the opportunity to live and let your baby live. You are in control – you can choose an open, closed, or semi-open adoption and can pick the adoptive family to love and raise your child. Financial help is available. Parenting is also an option. Many pregnancy centers provide assistance to make parenting easier and make referrals to other agencies to meet your specific needs.
Rape or incest victims are often encouraged to abort their baby. However, abortion adds another layer of hurt and harm to a woman. She has endured terrible trauma and is now being coached into taking the life of her own child. Abortion is also traumatic – physically and emotionally. Adoption puts her in control. She is empowered to turn a tragedy into a gift of life. If she chooses to parent, she embraces motherhood and wins.