Woman's Health Centers

When Someone You Love Needs a Choice


Surgical Termination 1st Trimester

The third option we offer is the suction curettage abortion. We provide surgical abortions throughout the 1st trimaster of pregnancy, 4.5 - 13.6 weeks gestation. It is performed by an OB/GYN medical doctor while the patient is under local anesthesia in the vein and a cervical block. The actual abortion procedure takes approximately five to seven minutes. However, plan to be at the clinic approximately 3 to 4 hours. We spend the first hour reviewing your medical history, providing necessary information, and taking the required lab work and an ultrasound (sonogram). You will meet with doctor prior to your procedure and then be given the sedation. Following the procedure, you will spend 30-45 minutes in the Recovery Room before being discharged.