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Exceptional in every way

I can not imagine going through this experience at any other place. I found myself in a situation where I needed to terminate my pregnancy and I had no idea where to go or what to do. I felt alone and afraid. I googled early abortions and was absolutely fortunate to find I did not know what to expect and I was very nervous and emotionally all over the place. From the first phone call through to the end of the experience, the staff was perfect in every way. I really appreciated the level of privacy and confidentially the center employs from the discretion on the phone, to the the buzzers through out the center and not having a room full of women waiting to be seen. The all female staff was warm and welcoming and being able to bring someone into the room with me for the consultation and the procedure was something that was so comforting. I never felt judged or pressured and the only way I can really put it is that I felt loved and cared for by everyone there. Everything was explained to me and really relaxed me along the way. The clinic is very clean and organized and I felt very safe there. I found out later that my best friend that came with me actually also had an abortion last year and she never told me until she came with me. After coming with me, she told me about the horrific experience she had at a clinic in Brooklyn and she said she wishes she knew about when she went through the experience. In addition, she told me she was struggling with some things since she had her abortion and after going through it with me and listening to the doctors and staff, she felt a lot better about her decision and understood things so much better. I can not say enough good things about this place and I can't imagine every going through this at any other place. For anyone that finds herself in this situation, please go to this center. It will make the experience a calm, comfortable and relaxed experience.

Appreciative for this option!

I would be doing a huge disservice to women faced with the ultimate dilemma if I didn't write this review. I am so grateful to the compassionate, informed, comforting and skilled team at Early Options.I determined I was pregnant early on and in doing so, had many options. After getting over the initial shock as I'm almost 40 and married, I scheduled an appointment to get RU486 at a local clinic. However, I continued to do research. When I came across these Yelp reviews for Early Options, I thought it was both too good to be true and too good not to research. After my first phone call, I knew this was the best choice available. I scheduled my appointment and did not feel any of the fear or embarrassment as I did after speaking to the person at the original clinic. I went in for my appointment and was overwhelmed by the warmth and consideration of everyone in the office. Patient privacy is of the utmost concern and they make sure patients do not interact with each other. I felt like I was in my own private doctor's office. I decided to opt for the Soft Touch procedure after reading the realities of RU486. I'm so glad I did. The procedure itself was probably all of 5 minutes. There were about 5 minutes of very painful cramping (which was tolerable since I experience cramps every month) afterwards. However, the nurse made sure I was made comfortable with a heating pad, ginger ale and a few minutes to myself. They give you specific instructions and expectations for what to expect after the procedure. I followed the rules and everything else was exactly as expected. I was out and about the next day, doing my normal routine. Pregnancy symptoms subsided relatively quickly and I had my first period 5 weeks after the procedure.I'm so grateful to Dr. Fleischman, Francesca (I believe that was my nurse's name), Heather and the rest of the very caring staff. My husband and I did not intentionally get pregnant and I am appreciative that our decision was not judged. Instead, the team did everything in their power to provide comfort and support. I will forever be grateful to everyone at Early Options!

Excellence and Compassion

After my experience at Early Options, I am left with an overwhelming sense of gratitude for the exceptional care I received. At every step in the process, Dr. Virani and her excellent assistant (whose name I regretfully have forgotten) made me feel safe, supported, and at ease. Having my husband holding my hand through the entire process was a great comfort to me, and we both appreciated how Dr. Virani took the time to explain everything that was happening and made sure we felt good the whole way through. The procedure itself was very quick and not painful. When I experienced some strong cramping at home afterward, Dr. Virani was available to answer my questions about what I was feeling and even called back a little later to check in on me. I am forever grateful to have gone through this experience surrounded by such compassion and warmth. These women are my new heroes.

Best experience I could have ever hoped for.

This practice is phenomenal. Everyone is smart, sensitive, knowledgeable, reassuring and 100% professional. My only regret is that this level of service is not available to every woman who needs it.

Excellent, Compassionate, Confidential

I cannot recommend this practice more. The professional, discrete, knowledgable women of this practice treated me with respect and compassion throughout. Going in, I was feeling vulnerable and emotional. And I was made to feel safe and supported. My comfort and well-being were of paramount importance to everyone who cared for me. If you find yourself in this difficult situation, you deserve the very best medical and emotional care. This practice will provide that to you.

I cannot even begin to explain how amazing this place was. Of course I wish nobody has to go through this but if you do this is the calmest, safest, most private place. Every single person that works there is absolutely amazing. They make you feel extra comfortable.Once I found out I was pregnant I was more than nervous. On top of that, having type one diabetes did not help at all. My mom actually found this place for me. They tell you what is going to happen. They give you alone time before the procedure and after it. You can take as long as you want to lay down after it (not that you need more then 20 minutes.)I went with the soft touch method. It was quick, the cramps were definitely heavier than period cramps but very manageable. They give you everything you need (water, heating pad and most of all confidence in your decision and yourself). Nothing but smiles on all the Dr's faces. I couldn't thank them enough for helping me through this tough journey.Of course the procedure itself isn't pleasant or comfortable but the setting itself is very comfortable to be in while you're going through something so hard. Do not read other stuff on the internet. There is A LOT of false information. There are also no protestors outside making you feel like a horrible person. I truly advise anyone to come here.Thank you to all the doctors! You made this 10 times easier then it originally was!

the most intense decision and experience

I'm 37 years old and learned about a month ago about my pregnancy. It was unplanned and has stirred up a lot of very strong and conflicting emotions.On the one hand, I've always wanted to become a mother, and I have no idea how much longer my body will allow me to have a baby. On the other hand, my desire for motherhood isn't so all-consuming that I feel equipped to be a single parent. (I make a professional salary but am not independently wealthy). I'm with someone I care very much about, but things between us have been (and are) very unstable and uncertain.I went back and forth quite a lot before coming to understand that now is not the time for me. It was (and is and will continue to be) a rough decision. But I'm so glad I came to early options for my care.Dr. Fleischman and her assistant could not have been more kind, understanding, comforting, or patient. The Softtouch procedure was gentle and quick and, for me, painless. (I felt some discomfort that i had to breathe through, but it never rose to pain).After it was over, I was flooded with emotion. I burst into tears and had a really visceral cry. I couldn't help it. Again, Dr. Fleischman and her assistant could not have responded in a more comforting or loving way. I truly felt cared for, which really means the world.


Based on my experience I recommend this place without a doubt. I had two experience of pregnancy terminations. My first was by Columbus Circle, the place is call Westside Woman's Medical Pavilion. The place was a nightmare. I was kept in waiting rooms for hours. They put me to sleep and they had absolutely no consideration at all. People were rude and almost angry to help. I was the last one leaving because I had a nervous shock after the procedure. They were rushing me to recover and leave. As a whole it was a traumatizing experience. Not to mention that after 4 days from the procedure I was supposed to be completely recover but I had a severe bleeding event. All my jeans were cover in blood down to my knees. This people claimed to do soft touch when they really just chopped your vagina. After four years I got pregnant again, I did some research about EARLY OPTIONS and it was the best I could've done. My experience was completely different. I didn't have to wait at all to be inside the doctors office. I had consultation and personalized customer service. I did not see any other women in the establishment other than my companion and the nurses, Doctor and receptionist. They all took great care of me and were concerned about every need. The procedure itself was fast I was awake the whole time and i was ready to go after recuperation. I even got a sweet chocolate with some hot towels to refresh myself before leaving the center. AGAIN THANK YOU SO MUCH for the love and the service.

The Best Option

My Partner and I traveled from the Cayman Islands this past weekend just to get my abortion done at Early Options. When I found out I was pregnant me and my partner were both scared and sad because I'm only 17 and being my age and pregnant is a lot. To me this was a clear choice to make. Of course I was very nervous and worried what might go wrong but the Staff is so amazing, they made me feel so safe and comfortable. What I was most worried about is what they might think of me, but they were so supportive it made me feel like they were friends i knew for years.The procedure took at least 5 mins at the MOST because, when she told me she was done I was like "Already?". The pain was just like period cramps, which in my opinion you barely feel.If you are looking for a place to trust? Its definitely Early Options. If you're scared, take it from me - you have nothing to worry about. They respect your privacy and what you want to keep yourself comfortable.I 100% DO NOT think I made a mistake going to Early Options. Thank you again Ladies - you ladies helped me out a lot.


I am so grateful that I found this place. After doing a ton of research I decided this was the place for me. From the first call, I knew I had made the right decision. The staff is extremely pleasant and friendly, very kind and very understanding. The office is calming and serene and smelled delicious which made the entire process easier and smoother for me. They allowed my fiancé in the procedure room with me which helped a ton and the assistants stayed by side the entire time. I walked in the day of my appointment a little anxious but felt at ease the minute I was greeted by all the friendly faces. I was moved to my room and was explained everything thoroughly. The assistants went over the side effects and warning signs that I should look out for, but reassured me that these were very rare and it was really mostly for precaution. Dr. Fleischman then walked into the room and explained to me the procedure as well. I lay down on the table and was put in a typical Pap smear position. The prep part of it felt just like any other GYN visit I've had. The actual procedure was very uncomfortable for me but definitely not painful. The cramps were rough but bearable and the assistants who were just lovely young woman, kept me talking and laughing and really just kept my mind off of the procedure. Once it was over, I was able to lay in the room for as long as I needed which was nice and was brought hot towels and chocolate to make me feel better. I was also provided with wipes and pads. When I was ready to leave everyone came in and made sure I was ok and ready. I received hugs from the entire staff which made me feel loved and cared for as well as antibiotics to take that same day and pain killers in case I needed them. I had some cramps that same day but nothing intense. It just felt like the first day on my period. I didn't need to take any painkillers for the cramps because it wasn't hard to deal with them. I had this procedure yesterday and today I feel pretty normal again. I highly recommend this place to anyone going through this difficult time. You won't feel judged just loved and understood. Everything about this place is incredible and well worth the price.

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