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?
- EdnaLv 71 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".
- Tri-HarderLv 71 year ago
At 5 weeks, it will most likely be pills. And be like a heavy period with a little more intense cramping.
- KerriLv 41 year ago
Definitely will be pills. Pills are routine method up to ten weeks.Source(s): Nurse
- MissALv 71 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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- Anonymous1 year ago
the doctor kills the baby to terminate the pregnancy
- VAALv 41 year ago
It is extremely painful, cramping afterwards, feeling of guilt will come and go the rest of your life.