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FAQ Regarding Surgical Abortions

Surgical Vacuum Aspiration Abortion

Surgical Vacuum Aspiration Abortion is a safe, comfortable and relatively simple proceedure.

How Far Along In The Pregnancy Can I Be?

First Trimester is through 13 weeks, 6 days. A pregnancy less than 5 weeks may increase the chance of failed abortion.

How Long Does It Take?

One 3 to 4 hour visit to the clinic. This includes your paperwork and forms, wake up, the sonogram and information session, the surgery and the recovery.

The abortion procedure takes 5 to 8 minutes.

How Painful Is It?

Our goal is to make you as comfortable as possible. Most women report that the sedation worked well and they have little or no memory of the procedure.

You will be given perscription medication in case you experience cramping or mild discomfort during your recovery.

How Much Will I Bleed?

Usually light to moderate bleeding which may continue up to your first period following the abortion. Many women say that the first period their abortion is a bit heavier than usual.

How Much Does It Cost?

Please call for prices.