Subject: Abortion Pill, Aspiration Procedure, Early Abortion Methods, surgical abortion
Date Asked: 2009-10-12 17:55:44
Date Answered: 2009-10-12 18:10:52 on allexperts.com
Dear Doctor Joan,
I am pregnant and need to get an abortion. I am early in my pregnancy. I missed my period 2 weeks ago, and I’m pretty sure of the date I got pregnant – about 6 weeks ago. I heard about the abortion pill. Do you think the abortion pill is the best early abortion method? Is the abortion pill the same as RU486? I had a friend who took it, and she bled for a long time, but it went fine and she was ok. I don’t want to have a surgical abortion. I am afraid of getting surgery.
What do you think?
There are two nonsurgical early abortion methods that are safe and noninvasive: the Abortion Pill, and the Aspiration Abortion Procedure. I recommend both of these methods over a surgical abortion. The Aspiration Abortion procedure is different from a surgical abortion because 1) there is no scraping; 2) there is no electric suction; 3) there is minimal discomfort so there is no need to be put to sleep; 4) there is immediate recovery; 5) it can me done in a private examination room, not an operaing room; 6) it is nonsurgical so you can eat and drink before your visit; and 7) you can resume your normal activities when you leave the office. You can click here to compare your early abortion options.
I also recommend the Abortion Pill as another nonsurgical early abortion method. The abortion pill is actually two pills: you take one pill in the office, and the second one at home 24-72 hours later. Most women who choose the abortion pill like it because it feels more natural.
At our office, over 90% of women choose the Aspiration Procedure over the Abortion Pill because there is much less bleeding, it can be completed in one visit, and there is minimal discomfort. Most women who take the Abortion pill can have bleeding for weeks to months, and usually experience hours of discomfort when they go through the miscarriage.
At our office, we do not offer surgical abortion as an early abortion method. It is much too invasive, like getting stitches when you only need a bandaid. Medically, early abortion is simple to complete. The Aspiration Procedure has no major complications and does not interfere with future pregnancies.
I hope this is helpful,
Early Abortion Specialist