How many weeks have you been pregnant? On average, there are 28 days in a normal menstrual cycle, but it can last from as little as 22 to as many as 44 days.
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At Brooklyn Abortion Center we believe that patients may have a wide array of questions prior to having a termination of pregnancy. As medical providers our job is to facilitate answers to all those questions.
The following information has been designed to answer the most common questions that you may have. We invite you to read the information below carefully and want you to feel free to speak live with any of our trained medical assistants by calling 718 369-1900.
Most terminations of pregnancies are performed during the first trimester of the pregnancy⇓. Therefore, the procedure becomes one of the safest outpatient procedures⇓ in the United States. It is eight times safer than a vaginal delivery. At Brooklyn Abortion Clinic, our complication rates are very low because of our qualified physicians and staff as well as the cleanliness and sterility throughout our office.
Each year, almost half of all pregnancies among American women are unintended. About half of these unplanned pregnancies, 1.3 million each year, are ended by abortion.
There are many myths and misconceptions about who gets abortions, and why. The fact is that the women who have abortions come from all racial, ethnic, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds.
DO NOT EAT, DRINK OR SMOKE AFTER MIDNIGHT THE NIGHT BEFORE YOUR SURGERY APPOINTMENT TIME. THIS INCLUDES GUM, CANDY, WATER, ETC.
IF YOU HAVE ANY CURRENT MEDICAL CONDITION AND ARE TAKING MEDICATIONS PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE SO THAT A TRAINED STAFF MEMBER CAN GIVE YOU INSTRUCTIONS ABOUT WHETHER YOU SHOULD TAKE YOUR MEDICATIONS PRIOR TO THE PROCEDURE.
If you are currently under the care of a medical provider for any medical condition such as (High Blood Pressure, Seizures, Heart conditions, Etc). We suggest you to call our office to speak to one of our trained staff member to get guidelines and instructions prior to your appointment.
Do not wear any jewelry, including earrings, bracelets, rings, etc. All body piercing jewelry must be removed. (Especially any tongue or nose piercings).
Do not bring any valuables or a large amount of cash.
If you are using your medical insurance for the procedure be aware the verification is required prior to your office visit. Please give us a call and one of our staff members will verify your insurance.
We do request from patients to bring a valid picture ID along with your insurance card on the day of your appointment.
It is essential to follow–up your post-operative instructions as indicated by your physician in order to maintain your well being and to have a great recovery period. We will provide you with clear, written post-operative instructions prior to your procedure, that way you will be able to discuss them with your physician as needed.
Important tips to remember after the procedure:
NOTE: It is possible to become pregnant before your next period, so after your follow up, be sure to use a reliable method of birth control.
You may resume your normal activities and normal diet after the procedure. It is recommended that you rest during the day of your procedure. You may eat whatever you like but it is suggested that you begin with soups, toast or other easily digestible foods. Do not drink alcoholic beverages including beer and wine, until you have completed the antibiotics prescribed by your physician.
To protect against infection, it is important that nothing goes into your vagina until you have your two-week appointment (Follow-Up). This means:
The front desk staff was very nice and professional. The surgical and recovery team was very warm and comforting.
Don’t worry, irregular periods are normal for the first few months after your surgical abortion. Your periods may be longer or shorter varying individually. You may experience some bleeding after your abortion procedure (even heavy bloody clots or brown discharge after surgical termination) that is not your period that may last 2-4 weeks.
If you experience no bleeding after the surgical abortion for the first few days, that is normal too, as you will probably start bleeding later on due to the hormonal changes.
However, if you do not get your first period after about 8 weeks after surgical abortion in Brooklyn, contact your surgical abortion specialist. If you experience yellow discharge after your surgical abortion contact your Brooklyn abortion clinic.
A surgical abortion should not affect your chances of getting pregnant in the future. In fact, an abortion restarts the menstrual cycle, which means you will ovulate within the next few weeks. In other words, the chances of getting pregnant soon after your surgical abortion are even higher. Doctors recommend waiting a few weeks before having sex after your surgical abortion to prevent infection. If you are trying to get pregnant or trying to prevent future pregnancy please talk with our surgical abortion specialists.
Surgical Abortion – a medical procedure that stops pregnancy by removing the fetus and placenta from the mother’s uterus via the vagina.
Outpatient procedures(ambulatory procedures, same-day procedures) – a type of procedure that does not require an overnight hospital stay. The term “outpatient” means that patients may enter and leave the hospital on the same day.
First trimester of the pregnancy – period of pregnancy that begins on the first day of your last period and lasts until the end of week 12.
Medical abortion(medication abortion) – a type of abortion when pills are used to end a pregnancy. A medical abortion doesn’t require surgery or anesthesia.
Visit our Surgical Abortion page for more information. You will also find critical tips regarding before and after your procedure.SURGICAL
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