Abortion Clinic Johannesburg Professional2 weeks ago - Services - Midland - 22 views
Abortion Clinic Johannesburg is a certified Womens clinicoffering Medical Abortion clinic withMifepristone and Misoprostol Medical abortion is a procedure that uses variousmedications to end a pregnancy.
A medical abortion is started either in a doctor's office orat home with visits to your health care provider. Medical abortion doesn'trequire anaesthesia or surgery, but it should be done early in pregnancy.Unlike a surgical procedure, a medical abortion usually is done withoutentering the uterus. During the procedure Medical abortion can be done usingthe following medications: Oral mifepristone and oral misoprostol.
This is the most common type of medicalabortion, likely due to the ease of oral rather than vaginal dosing. Thesemedications must be taken within seven weeks of the first day of your lastperiod. Mifepristone (mif-uh-PRIS-tone) — also known as RU-486 — blocks theaction of the hormone progesterone, causing the lining of the uterus to thinand preventing the embryo from staying implanted and growing. Misoprostol(my-so-PROS-tol) causes the uterus to contract and expel the embryo through thevagina. If you choose this type of medical abortion, you must visit your healthcare provider twice to take the medications and then afterward to make sure theabortion is complete. Methotrexate injection and vaginal misoprostol. This typeof medical abortion must be done within seven weeks of the first day of yourlast period. Methotrexate is given as a shot by your health care provider andthe misoprostol is later used at home. You must visit your health care providerwithin a week of getting a methotrexate shot for an ultrasound to confirm ifthe abortion is complete. If the pregnancy continues, another dose ofmisoprostol will be given. Vaginal misoprostol alone. This method may be usedover a broader range of gestational ages, but requires scheduling multipledoses of the medication. Vaginal misoprostol alone can be effective inpromoting the completion of a miscarriage — a spontaneous abortion where theembryo has died. The medications used in a medical abortion cause vaginalbleeding and abdominal cramping. They may also cause: Nausea, Vomiting, Fever,Chills, Diarrhea, Headache. You may be given medications to manage pain duringand after the medical abortion. You may also be given antibiotics. Your healthcare provider will explain how much pain and bleeding to expect, depending onthe number of weeks of your pregnancy. You might not be able to go about yournormal daily routine during this time, but it's unlikely you'll need bed rest.Make sure you have plenty of absorbent sanitary pads. If you have a medicalabortion in a health care provider's office or clinic, you'll have a pelvicexam before you're given additional doses of misoprostol to see if the foetushas been expelled. The frequency and strength of your uterine contractions alsowill be monitored. While the most discomfort may last