What does an abortion procedure involve?
An abortion involves ending a pregnancy through medical intervention to prevent the birth of a baby.
Depending on how many weeks you have been pregnant, the pregnancy is terminated by either by taking medication or by having a surgical procedure.
What abortion services are available to me?
There are a number of different methods of abortion. Broadly speaking there are two types of abortion – medical and surgical. A medical abortion is carried out using medication while a surgical abortion involves a minor operation.
Abortion treatment is very safe, especially in the early weeks of pregnancy. However, no clinical procedure is without risk. These risks will be fully explained to you before treatment so that you can make an informed decision about how to proceed.
How can you determine how far I am in my pregnancy?
The method recommended for you will depend on how many weeks pregnant you are. This is usually calculated by counting the number of weeks from the first day of your last period.
How will you determine which abortion method is right for me?
The best treatment for you depends on several factors, including how many weeks pregnant you are, the results of your medical assessment, and your personal preference. The abortion treatments we offer you will be based on clinical opinion and best practice guidelines.
How much does the abortion cost? Is everything included, or will there be additional charges? How will I be billed for services?
The cost of an abortion procedure depends on several factors, including whether or not you have health insurance, what your insurance provider will cover, and whether we are in your insurance provider's network. We will discuss cost with you fully before treatment so you can make an informed decision about how to proceed.
Will my privacy be protected before, during, and after the procedure?
We understand the need for confidentiality. We have a legal duty to protect your privacy. We keep information about you safe and secure. It’s common for healthcare providers to inform a patient’s General Practitioner that we have treated their patients. However, we will always ask you for your permission to contact your General Practitioner.
When is the earliest I can schedule an appointment? Is there a mandatory waiting period between the counseling and the procedure? When I can have my procedure?
Please call our office to schedule an appointment. The amount of time between abortion counseling and the abortion procedure depends on several different factors, such as far along you are in the pregnancy. To learn more about this, please call us at one of our locations in NJ or in NY.
Are there any physical or psychological after-effects I should be concerned about? What follow-up services are provided after the procedure?
Generally, abortion poses few risks to a woman's physical health, particularly when carried out as early as possible in the pregnancy (preferably during the first 12 weeks).
Having an abortion usually does not affect your chances of becoming pregnant and having normal pregnancies in future.
However, any clinical procedure carries some measure of risk. Women can vary greatly in their physical and psychological responses to having an abortion, so the responses are diagnosed on a case by case basis. If you have complications after an abortion procedure, please contact us right away.