ABORTION PILL – the “NO SURGERY OPTION”
We offer you experience you can trust…
A Preferred Women’s Health Centers have offered no surgery abortion options for our patients for over 14 years! In 2000, we became one of the first medical facilities in the United States to provide abortion services with the use of medications only. Given the convenience and privacy of this treatment, medical abortions using Mifepristone or the Abortion Pill for terminating early pregnancies continues to be the preferred option for many of our patients.
If you choose to use the Abortion Pill, A Preferred Women’s Health Center can meet your unique needs. We have successfully treated thousands of women over the past 14 years with these medications to enable them to have an abortion without surgery.
We also offer expedited care…
We know your time is valuable and try to minimize the time you have to spend in the office. Our medical abortion patients have their own patient care coordinator! There is someone assigned just to you to facilitate your care and eliminate any unnecessary delays while you are at our office!
Unlike other providers, A Preferred Women’s Health Centers offer this expedited care service at no additional charge. Convenience without additional cost is what we provide!
We have expanded services to meet your needs…
In order to offer a no surgery abortion option to more of our patients, we have implemented an evidence-based treatment plan that allows us to use the Abortion Pill with patients up to 9 weeks in gestation (63 days).
Given our many years of successful experience, we rely on Mifeprex (RU-486) to interrupt your pregnancy and Misoprostol (Cytotec) to help your uterus contract and expel the pregnancy just like a regular menstrual period.
What to expect when you arrive…
Upon arrival, you will be asked to fill out a medical history, vital signs will be taken and an ultrasound will be done to evaluate how many weeks of gestation (pregnant) you are. If you are less than 9 weeks, you will proceed with counseling and consultation from the APWHC staff and your physician to discuss your abortion care options. They will be glad to answer any questions you have about the abortion pill.
How does it work…
Mifepristone interrupts growth and stops further development of the early pregnancy by causing the pregnancy to detach from the Uterine walls. The effect of both is to stop the gestation from further growth or development.
After the initial medication has been given, Misoprostol is administered to induce uterine cramping. These cramps cause the uterus to bleed and shed its’ contents in much the same way cramps promote a monthly menstrual period. With a medical abortion, the induced bleeding may be heavier than a normal period and contain some clot formations, but usually nothing more significant.
The length of bleeding varies and sometimes lasts longer than a normal menstrual cycle. When you return for follow up care, the doctor will check to make certain the abortion has been completed. Your menstrual periods should return to your regular cycle. There are rarely any residual effects of the abortion pill treatment and it should not interfere with your future fertility or pregnancies.
More questions? Need an appointment?
A Preferred Women’s Health Center has specially trained phone counselors available to answer your questions and schedule an appointment 7 days a week:
Or, if you prefer, confidential appointments and additional information can be obtained by emailing our patient services coordinator at Alooper@apwhc.com. It is your choice!
Thank you for choosing A Preferred Women’s Health Center.