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In-Clinic Abortion

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If you’re considering an abortion, you can choose one of two options: medication abortion (aka “the abortion pill”) or in-clinic abortion. Both abortion options are equally safe and effective, so you can choose the procedure more suitable for your needs and preference. In some cases, however, our in-clinic abortion in Boston might be your only option — the abortion pill is only available during the first 11 weeks of pregnancy, whereas in-clinic abortion is available in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy.

Besides availability, both medication abortion and in-clinic abortion come with their unique sets of advantages. Medication abortion can be done in the privacy of your own home, surrounded by supportive friends and family, but the whole process may take 2 to 3 days. In-clinic abortion is a procedure performed by a licensed physician in our medical center — it’s safe, simple, precise, and concludes within an hour or two. You may contact our HealthQ location servicing all of Boston for more information.

About In-Clinic Abortion

In-clinic abortion is an extremely safe and effective means of terminating a pregnancy up to 14 weeks (98 days) from the first day of your last menstrual period (LMP). It’s an in-office procedure performed by a board-certified physician. During the procedure, the physician inserts a tube-like device into your uterus to suction away the pregnancy. The in-clinic abortion in Boston procedure itself concludes within 10 minutes, but your appointment may last for 2 to 3 hours.

Your In-Clinic Abortion Journey

Step 1: Consultation + Exam

During your initial appointment, we’ll review your medical history, ask a few questions, and have you fill out the consent form. We’ll also do a quick finger-prick blood test and provide antibiotic medication. Your physician will perform an ultrasound scan to confirm the exact date of your pregnancy and check the uterus’ position.

Step 2: Procedure

During the procedure, the physician will administer local anesthesia to numb the uterus and cervix and ensure optimal comfort. If you’re anxious or stressed, you can also ask for nitrous oxide (laughing gas) to alleviate the discomfort. You’ll have to breathe the nitrous oxide gas through a mask, which will make you feel lightheaded and carefree.

The physician will dilate the cervix and insert a thin, tube-like device called a cannula into the uterus. Using gentle suction force, the physician will remove the contents of your uterus, thus terminating the pregnancy. The procedure is safe, simple, and minimally invasive — no incisions, scraping, or sharp tools.

Step 3: Recovery + Aftercare

Contact Us Immediately If:

  • You have excessive bleeding, enough to go through a maxi pad within an hour
  • You’re passing blood clots larger than the size of a lemon
  • You have a fever of 100.4°F or higher
  • Your fever is accompanied by a foul-smelling discharge or abdominal cramps
  • You have severe and persistent abdominal cramping (more than menstrual cramps)

You can contact our providers via our answering service at any time, including the weekends and after-hours. If you experience any of the aforementioned conditions, please drive to the emergency room or contact us at (978) 575-8420.

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In-Clinic Abortion at HealthQ, Boston

HealthQ firmly believes that everyone should have access to accurate and medically sound information about their choices. Only you should have the right to determine when and how you want to create a family. To that end, we provide accurate information, knowledge, and support to guide you through abortion. Please schedule an appointment to explore your options for in-clinic abortion in Boston today.

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