Dr Khumalo Women's Clinic
Some people choose an in-clinic abortion
Which kind of abortion you choose all depends on your personal preference and situation. Some people choose in-clinic abortion because they want to to have their procedure done at the clinic, with nurses, doctors, and trained support staff there the whole time. (With the abortion pill, you have the abortion at home.)
In-clinic abortions are also much faster than the abortion pill: most in-clinic abortions only take about 5-10 minutes, while a medication abortion may take up to 24 hours to complete.
Our nurse, doctor can help you decide which kind of abortion is best for you.
What do you need to do before your in-clinic abortion procedure?
You will get an exam and lab tests, and may get an ultrasound to figure out how far into your pregnancy you are. Your nurse or doctor will let you know if there’s anything else you need to do to prepare for your abortion. We give you written instructions on how to care for yourself after your abortion and how to take any medication they give you. You will also get a number you can call 24/7 if you have any questions or concerns.
You will probably have some bleeding and cramping after your abortion. So plan ahead to make your recovery time more comfortable. Give yourself the rest of the day to relax. Have pads ready. Make sure you have some pain medication
How effective are in-clinic abortions?
In-clinic abortions are extremely effective. They work more than 99 out of every 100 times. Needing to get a repeat procedure because the abortion didn’t work is really rare.