Just like any other medical procedure, when you decide to have an abortion, you will likely have options as to what type of procedure you are going to have. While what your options are going to be will depend on individual factors, such as where you go to have the abortion and how far along in the pregnancy you are when you have the procedure done, there is a good chance that you will have some options available to you, such as a medical abortion or a surgical abortion. While the best way to learn about these options and to figure out what is best for you is to talk to your doctor, there are some things you can learn on your own.
A medical abortion is conducted by taking medication at the doctor’s office and then going home to wait for your body to induce an abortion on its own. A lot of times, the cramping in this process is a lot worse than in a surgical method, and the process must be done very early on in the pregnancy. Still, however, it is less invasive.
There are two main types of surgical abortion: early pregnancy abortion and late pregnancy abortion. For the most part, neither can be gotten after around the first three or four months except for in certain circumstances where the mother’s health and/or life are at risk. The two procedures are mostly identical, but the late pregnancy abortion is a little more in depth than the early pregnancy abortion.
The early pregnancy surgery usually requires you to have about three trips to the doctor:
1. The initial consultation, where the doctor will give an ultrasound, discuss options, and answer questions and concerns.
2. The actual procedure, where the doctor will give some pain and numbing medication (but generally no anesthesia) and will suction out the pregnancy. The doctor might then need to cut out any remainders. It generally takes about 15 to 20 minutes, with an hour for recovery.
3. The checkup, where the doctor will make sure everything went as it should and there are no health complications.
The late pregnancy surgical abortion is similar to the above, but there might be an appointment in between the initial consultation and the actual procedure where the doctor will insert dilators into the cervix a few hours or a day before the procedure. The actual procedure might also take longer under this method.
If you are thinking about getting a surgical abortion, then you should take a look around the Bangalore Genesis Hospital’s website. This great program has lots of useful information on the website, www.bangaloregenesishospital.com/abortion-in-bangalore/. Alternatively, for more urgent questions, call the hospital at (934) 382-6182.