WHAT FACTS ABOUT ABORTION SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT?
Termination of pregnancy is a very safe medical procedure. Although free information is abundant on the net, they are sometimes false, however, there are some concrete facts about abortion, that you must know to understand your options- the different kinds of ways of abortions and what you can expect.
What are the different methods of first trimester abortion?
Medical pregnancy termination, also known as the “abortion pill”, consist of taking two medications to end a pregnancy. The other kinds of abortive methods involve invasive procedure and anesthesia. These invasive surgical procedures are carried out by trained doctors/ nurses.
Women have to buy abortion kit online or otherwise from a pharmacy to have a medical abortion. This kit has both the medication, Mifepristone and Misoprostol in recommended dosage.
It requires 1 tablet of Mifepristone [ 200 mg] to be taken orally and 4 tablets of Misoprostol [ 800 mcg – total] to be taken buccally [ in the cheek pouches].
The pills together, stop the pregnancy hormones that support the conception parts. In the absence of these essential hormones the conception parts are separated and eventually ejected from the body due to uterine contractions caused by misoprostol pills.
This method has about 97%-98% success rate without complications. The success rate is the greatest when the gestation period is before 8 weeks.
First trimester In- Clinic
The first trimester in-clinic pregnancy termination is mostly done through aspiration procedure, or as called in layman terms, “suction procedure”. This method includes the doctor to apply gentle suction through tube inserted in the vagina. With this suction, the pregnancy parts are removed. This method requires invasive tools and anesthesia and it can be done within the first 12 weeks of gestation.
Is abortion safe?
Both medical and in-clinic abortion procedures are very safe. In fact, pregnancy termination procedures are one of the safest medical procedures out there. In the U.S alone, 3 in every 10 women is said to have gone through abortion by the time they reach 45 years of age.
Serious complications during a termination of pregnancy are quite rare, in fact, the ratio of maternal deaths during child birth is far more compared to abortion.
How will I feel after termination of my pregnancy?
You may be required to go for an after checkup in 14 days after taking the second set of pills. Usually women go back to work after taking Mifepristone pills, as they only cause none to light bleeding/ cramps. However, it is cautioned, to avoid any heavy physical activity/ exercise during the abortion process.
You will experience bleeding and cramping after you take misoprostol pills. While you may or may not experience nausea, vomiting, fever, chills and diarrhea etc.
You can also buy abortion pill pack online, as it contains additional side effects management pills to control nausea, cramps as well as excessive bleeding.
Furthermore, you must carry sanitary pads, thermometer, heating pads/ bottle, comfortable clothes, energy drinks as well as prescription antibiotics during the abortion. You must ensure you are close to medical help, just in case of emergency. If possible, it is also better to have a close one with you while you abort.