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After reading a number of positive reviews online, I decided on early options. I was skeptical that so many glowing reviews could be true, but please please PLEASE trust me— they definitely are real! I had as wonderful as an experience as one can have under the circumstances. They really put a lot of thought into the whole process, from having no wait / no common waiting area to having one nurse with you the whole time. Both Dr. Fleischman and the nurse ( I feel so bad I forgot her name but she had dark hair and olive skin) were so supportive and sweet. I came to have the procedure by myself (as it was extremely early in my relationship with the man ) but I honestly didn’t feel “alone” for one minute. The procedure hurt a bit but was over VERY VERY quickly. For me the worst part was receiving a somewhat unsupportive text from a friend at the end of the procedure, and THAT made me cry but both the nurse and doctor went above and beyond to help me emotionally move past it and realize that this didn’t have to be a big deal and that I shouldn’t feel judged. I’m now a big believer and advocate that women should talk about abortion more to help de-stigmatize it. If you find yourself in need of an abortion, I highly highly recommend this place. I honestly felt better from the minute I made the call to them (the woman who answers the phone, Madeline, is also insanely insanely kind and comforting!!) Thank you x100000 ladies of early options.
Ps I would have written this on yelp or google reviews but couldn’t find a way to do it anonymously... hoping women read it here!
This practice was so welcoming assuring and gentle they kept my interest at heart the entire time . They held my hand and walked me thru the process like they were my family, truly appreciate them and their support through out the process and for that I’m forever thankful!
There were no facilities near my area that offered MVA as an option. Early Options was one of the few facilities that offered this method. After reading about SoftTouch, I was convinced that this method was better for me than taking the pill. I liked that it is 100% effective, that the procedure itself would only take a few minutes, and that I wouldn’t have to worry about severe cramping or bleeding for days after.
Early Options was the only facility that I found that specificly offered Soft Touch. I did find one other facility that offered MVA, but in comparing both facilities, I decided to go with Early Options because (1) it provided Soft Touch as an option (so I didn’t have to go under general anesthesia); (2) the website and receptionist were very informative; and (3) the website promised that it would be a private experience with no wait time. The facility was exactly as it came across in its website: filled with true professionals, sanitary and safe. From the moment I walked in until I left, I was in good hands: the doctor and staff were excellent. Really great people - I felt safe and never felt judged. The procedure itself was a few minutes. I experienced some normal cramping afterwards, but cramps were completely gone before I left the building. I was up and about within 25 minutes after procedure. I highly recommend this facility
When I found out that I am pregnant, I was afraid and didn’t know what to do. Even though I am set for wedding next year, I wasn’t ready for the pregnancy. My fiance and I were searching about abortion options, we found earlyoptions. At first glance, I wasn’t too sure about this method, I was kind of skeptical about it. However, the reviews were amazing and surely knew that it was legitimate.
I was afraid that people might judge me but the staff in the clinic was absoultely friendly and caring. They made me feel very comfortable.
I have to say, the whole procedure took about 2-3minutes.
I generally have a high pain tolerance, but this procedure was so painful even though they have injected numbing shot. It was something that I’ve never felt before, it really was painful but the staff and my husband were holding my hands and helped me get through.
After the procedure, the pain persisted for about 10minutes. (Fortunately, the clinic provided a strong dosage of ibuprofen).
After the pain got better, Dr. Kang nicely walked through the after care and helped me understanding better and feel less guilty about it. I was happy to leave the office, knowing the fact that my pregnancy is terminated on the spot.
I really appreciate their support and kindness.
Wow, I couldn't find words to fairly describe how wonderful the people at this practice were. Early options felt more than home away from home. They exceeded my expectations so much, that I can't even understand why anyone would give any review less than 5 stars. The team has been so kind and treated me with such respect and kindness throughout the entire process. (I had to fly out of state to them, because I had a terrible experience before from my own 5 stars clinic in my home town. Almost No waiting time at all and not only that, Dr. Fleishman and her team feel like God sent angels that hold your hand through one of the toughest times; that any woman could go through, with a deep kindness and genuine, unconditional care. They went above and beyond in every little detail. The procedure itself was almost like a normal papsmere. Almost no pain at all. The nurse and the doctor talk you through the entire process and I was done before I even realised we started. It felt like the treatment you get at a 5 stars resort. The office feels much like a home rather than a cold clinic. The most important part that I can't stress enough, is how kind the entire team was, especially Dr. Fleishman herself, who is on a mission to ease Womens suffering, and you can rightaway feel that she is given a heavenly HEALING touch. At the office, You don't feel rushed, you are listened to with sincere hearts and given all the time you need. A few lines can't do justice to how wonderful the people are here. Way better than the good reviews you read. And I can assure you that any bad review that was written about them, is most definitely from some payed propaganda party. A procedure of this sort is certainly a devastating process that any mother could go through, and at soft touch, you will be consoled and respected through any decision you make, and it is much much much less invasive or painful almost to a 1 in a scale of 1 to 10, on a physical, emotional and spiritual level. God bless you all at Soft Touch team. And FYI, Dr. Fleischman has such a sweet soul that radiates from her when you are around her, that makes her emminate beauty inside and out. You will understand when you meet her.
Early Options is the best doctor's office I've ever attended and I have been to many in different countries. The nurses and doctor were sweet and compassionate and sympathetic and very educated. I'd recommend every woman I know to go there. I appreciate all they did for me from beginning to end!!!
On my way to the clinic, I had a fear of being judged, but as soon as I walked in I was met with compassion and understanding. The space felt like a mixture of a doctors office, a spa, and your own living room - professional, calming, and comfortable. The nurse treated me like an old friend, swapping our favorite “Friends” episodes. While the Doctor treated me like an intelligent human being. She explained everything to me in a simple and direct way without ever talking down to me. Life-altering decisions are best made when you have all of the information and at Early options I felt educated and heard, not belittled and lectured.
I really cannot speak highly enough of the people who helped me and my overall experience at early options. I was so happy to be able to bring my partner with me, but honestly, I would have traded him for my nurse, Haley, and Dr. Fleischman. They know what you are going through and the best way to be supportive. Dr. Fleischman has an exceptional level of empathy. She made me feel incredibly safe during an emotional time.
I first contacted Early Options in May of last year when I discovered that I was pregnant. The same day I called to schedule an appointment, I wound up having a miscarriage, and so I wound up not needing the appointment after all. Not only were they incredibly compassionate over the phone, they refunded me my entire deposit. Fast forward to Election Day this year and I discover that, somehow, I'm pregnant again. Of course, I'm distraught--we were being so careful, and yet here we were. Thankfully, I already knew about Early Options from last year, so I contacted them right away.
The only downside was that I had to wait a week in order to be seen (I was only four weeks and two days pregnant when I found out, and you have to be at least five weeks in order to have the SofTouch procedure or the pill). I chose the SofTouch procedure because I had spent hours in agonizing pain when I had my miscarriage, and I wanted to try and avoid that this time around.
The day of the procedure, I was incredibly nervous, mostly about the possible physical pain--I have a pretty high pain tolerance, but my cramps have always been killer. It's the one pain that can send me into tears. Unfortunately, because my pregnancy was so early, the procedure went a lot more roughly than either myself or Dr. Fleischman predicted, which caused a considerable amount of pain--I'm actually pretty embarrassed with how much I wound up yelling/vocalizing through it (I really thought because of how horrid my regular cramps are, I'd be able to handle this no problem). Thankfully, Dr. Fleischman and the nurse who was in the room with me (I'm so sorry, I can't remember what her name was) were both incredibly compassionate and kept telling me how much of a trooper I was. Once Dr. Fleischman was done, I experienced some intense cramping that took about 15 minutes or so to disappear, but once it did, I felt nothing but relief. I definitely needed to take the rest of the day to rest, but overall I felt completely relieved.
Despite the intensity of the experience, I'm so glad that I chose the SofTouch procedure. I'm so grateful that I had the option to have a procedure that took five minutes as opposed to another agonizing series of hours while waiting to pass the pregnancy. Possibly most of all, I am so grateful that I was able to make the choice that was right for me, and that I was able to have this procedure done in such a compassionate and private space. Having my husband with me as my moral support was a HUGE help, and I'm sad that more clinics don't allow that option.
Big, BIG thank you to everyone at Early Options.
Words are not enough to express how much I appreciate the excellent care and the emotional support I received in the clinic. The instructions before and after the procedure were clear, well explained, and successfull. It took me less than 15 minute to go back to my regular life with no pain and no ramping. Million thanks to Dr Fleishman and her team.
The women at Early Options clinic were incredibly respectful, wise, professional, and kind. I felt safe and in good hands the entire time during my abortion. My experience felt valued and normalized at the same time, in that it was a big deal and treated as an important decision and procedure in my life, but also it felt like nothing out of the ordinary, and nothing to be ashamed of. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I would recommend Early Options clinic for anyone needing an abortion.