Abortion Services in New Jersey

What You Need to Know About Abortion Services in NJ

At Jersey GYN, we want to give you the facts and tools you need to protect your health and the health of women you care about. Our clinical staff goes above and beyond to provide our valued patients with the information that helps them to better understand and protect their reproductive health. There are many questions to think about when you and or your loved one are considering the possibility of an abortion. We believe it is fundamental that you know what options are available to you. 

Getting an abortion could be one of the biggest decisions of someone’s life. At Jersey GYN, it’s our goal to be helpful and supportive throughout the process. Below you’ll find information about common things people ask about when considering having an abortion in New Jersey. We provide this information to help guide you and put your mind at ease. However, it is no substitute for a phone call or an in-person visit.

If you have questions, contact us to talk to a member of our team.

Insurance Coverage and Payment for Abortion Procedures

Jersey GYN works to keep its clinical and medical services available at any affordable for all and offers multiple payment options to meet your diverse needs. Our clinic participates with a number of insurance providers in New Jersey, both in and out of network. Most insurance companies in New Jersey will cover abortion procedures, as well as anesthesia. Because insurance coverage can be complex and highly varied, it’s important to assess and manage your specific situation. Even if your insurance company is not part of our network, we will provide you with a paid proof of bill, required medical information, and comprehensive billing help from your assigned Billing Specialist who will help you determine your particular insurance’s policies and reimbursement protocols for the abortion prices. 

Before Your Appointment

A pre-appointment conversation is crucial for giving you the care you need. When calling us to schedule an appointment, please give us as much information as you can. We’ll ask you questions such as:

  • When was your last normal menstrual period?

  • Have you been examined by a doctor?

  • Do you have any medical problems or illnesses?

  • Do you have any allergies to medication?

  • Are you taking any medication? If so, what and how often?

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If you wish to pay with insurance, please have your insurance card ready when you call. If possible, please try to make your own appointment since it's always best to get important information directly from you. Due to limited waiting room space, we respectfully ask that only one person accompany you.

What to Expect During an Abortion Procedure

Getting an abortion also requires some medical preparation in order to avoid complications. If you don’t find an answer to your question below, contact us today to speak with a member of our staff.

  • Our receptionist will give you a medical history form to fill out.

  • A lab work-up will be performed, including blood analysis, Rh typing, and a urine and/or blood pregnancy test.

  • An ultrasound will be conducted to determine the length of your pregnancy.

  • A counselor will then explain the abortion procedure to you. She will discuss contraception methods and address any questions or concerns you might have.

  • If cervical dilators are necessary (especially for second trimester abortions), the physician will insert them at this time and send you home.

  • As in any abortion procedure, you will have a gynecologist, anesthesiologist, and nurse by your side in the hospital operating room.

  • After your recovery time of at least one hour, a registered nurse will discharge you.

What to Do After an Abortion Procedure

  • It is important to leave the facility with your post-operative instructions in hand as well as any medications or prescriptions given to you.

  • After leaving the facility, have something to eat and drink before taking your medications.

  • Please make an appointment for a post-operative exam in two or three weeks. During your visit, we will determine if there are any problems and will assist you with finding a reliable form of contraception. You may prefer to see your private doctor or family planning center for this checkup if it is more convenient.

  • Do not have sexual intercourse, take tub baths, swim, douche, or use tampons for two weeks after your surgery. Also refrain from any form of intense exercise or heavy lifting. We will provide you with a medical excuse for work or school.

  • It is normal to experience some bleeding, cramping, and breast tenderness after the surgery. However, in the case of any extreme pain, heavy bleeding, clotting, or body temperature above 100 degrees, please call us for help. For emergencies, please call 911 immediately.

This general course of action applies to both first semester and second trimester abortions.

However, there are certain differences between the two that are important to understand:

First Trimester Abortion

Most abortions are performed in the first trimester (6 to 12 weeks). This is a relatively low-risk procedure, often referred to as a D&C (dilation and curettage). This procedure only takes about five minutes and may be done under local or conscious sedation.

Second Trimester Abortion

Abortion in the second trimester (13 to 24 weeks) is called a D&E, or Dilation and Evacuation. In some of these procedures, a natural dilator known as laminaria is used to open the cervix over a period of several hours -- or in pregnancies over 19 weeks, overnight.

Don’t forget, we are always here for you! Please feel free to call us at any time between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. to speak to a counselor or nurse, if any questions or concerns should arise.

You can also reach out to our clinic in Union, New Jersey, for additional abortion information that will help you prepare for this procedure.

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about abortion services.

More Questions About Abortion Services? Call Now.

You can call to speak to a counselor or nurse us at any time between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Click the numbers below to call now:

New Jersey: (908) 686-2563
Hudson County (201) 332-2002
Staten Island: (718) 442-6340

We will gladly address any questions or concerns you may have.

Trust Jersey GYN Associates for abortions in a safe and comfortable environment.

Two locations: Union & Jersey City. Call the one nearest you for more information.

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