Mifeprex most commonly known as the Abortion Pill is used to end an early pregnancy. The earlier you are in the pregnancy the less bleeding and cramping you will have. At Houston Women’s Clinic you will receive medication for the pain along with detailed instructions on how the process works. We advise taking the pain medication before you begin the process to keep the cramping under control.
Most commonly known as vacuum aspiration, is performed after we give you oral sedation (pills) to help you relax and IV pain relieving medication (valium and stadol). A very small plastic tube about 1/10 of an inch is used to remove the pregnancy from the uterus with gentle vacuum. The way Dr. Rosenfeld performs a vacuum aspiration usually takes less than one minute with very little to no pain.
We encourage everyone to take their time and not rush to make a decision. The procedure is very safe and easy if performed by 10-11 weeks from the last menstrual period.
Surgical abortions can be done up to 16 weeks.