Abortion After-Care

 

  • Do you need to have an ultrasound after doing a medical abortion?

    If you do not have symptoms of a complication, it is not necessary to have an ultrasound after a medical abortion. By having an ultrasound you can determine whether the pregnancy has ended even a few days after the abortion, especially if you are unsure whether the abortion was successful. You… Lees meer »

  • Do you require psychological counseling after you have had an abortion?

    Most women do not need any psychological help after an abortion. Feelings of regret after abortion are rare. Indeed, the most common emotional response after abortion is relief. Transient feelings of guilt, sadness, or loss are common but most women can overcome negative feelings that might affect… Lees meer »

  • Does medical abortion increase the risk of breast cancer?

    No, having an induced abortion does not increase a woman’s chance of developing breast cancer. Lees meer »

  • Will you be able to get pregnant and have children after a medical abortion?

    A medical abortion does not affect your ability to conceive or bear a child in the future. In fact, if you do not want to become pregnant at this time, it is important to start using contraceptives as soon as you start having sexual relations again. The risks are the same as after a spontaneous… Lees meer »

  • When can you start to have sexual relations again after having a medical abortion?

    It is best to wait 4-7 days after taking the Misoprostol to have sexual relations. Right after the abortion, the cervix might be slightly open, and there is a greater risk of infection if you have sexual relations during this time. It is normal to have irregular light bleeding for up to two… Lees meer »

  • When can you get pregnant again after having a medical abortion?

    Although your menstruation may not come for several weeks after your abortion, you can ovulate (be fertile) at any time after the abortion. This means you can get pregnant right away, even if you are still having some light bleeding. If you want to avoid becoming pregnant right away, it is very… Lees meer »

  • How can you prevent a future unwanted pregnancy?

    About 85% of sexually active women who do not use contraceptives become pregnant within a year. A woman can become pregnant while breastfeeding, from about 10 days after childbirth, and even during her menstruation. Withdrawal of the penis prior to ejaculation and periodic abstinence does not… Lees meer »