What Should I Expect at my Visit for a Medical Termination?

On the day of your Medical Abortion visit, you should plan to spend approximately one hour at the office. You will be given routine paperwork to complete, so that we can make sure that we have all relevant information and a complete medical history. We will then show you to our lab, where you will have your blood type checked and a pregnancy test done to confirm pregnancy. Next, you will have an ultrasound to make sure you are a good candidate for a Medical Termination. Prior to giving you the Abortion Pill, we need to check that you are less than 9 weeks pregnant, and confirm that there is a pregnancy located in your uterus (on rare occasions, a pregnancy can grow outside the uterus [tubes, ovaries, cervix, etc..] and this requires different management). You will then sit and have a consult with one of our medical providers, who will explain the medication process to you in great detail. You will be given one pill in our office (Mifeprex) which will start the abortion process. You will then be sent home with an additional 4 pills (Misoprostol) which you will take at home 24-48 hours later (any time in that window that is convenient for you) which will complete the procedure at home.