Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingPregnancy · 1 year ago

Early abortions. What do the doctor's usually do to terminate a pregnancy?

I'm around 5 weeks, and I have an appointment with the doctor tomorrow. Is it a surgical operation or do they prescribe you a pill?

6 Answers

  • Edna
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    With an early pregnancy of 9 weeks or less, you can opt for a "medical' abortion or for a "surgical" abortion. The choice is up to you. A medical abortion costs less than a surgical abortion.

    With a "medical" abortion, you're usually given 3 pills - one you take in the doctor's office and the other 2 at home. You'll pass the fetus at home, and you'll experience cramping and bleeding. It'll look and feel somewhat like a heavy menstrual period.

    A "surgical" abortion is usually done with vacuum aspiration under sterile conditions in an "operating room- type" setting. You'll be given a light sedative beforehand, to relax you and keep you pain free, but you won't be "knocked out".

  • 1 year ago

    At 5 weeks, it will most likely be pills. And be like a heavy period with a little more intense cramping.

  • Kerri
    Lv 4
    1 year ago

    Definitely will be pills. Pills are routine method up to ten weeks.

    Source(s): Nurse
  • MissA
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    That early in you may opt for either. You aren’t a passive receptacle in all this... ultimately you are the one who chooses.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    the doctor kills the baby to terminate the pregnancy

  • VAA
    Lv 4
    1 year ago

    It is extremely painful, cramping afterwards, feeling of guilt will come and go the rest of your life.

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