Am I awake during the procedure?

You will take 10mg of Valium and 800 mg of Motrin before the procedure.  Even though you are not unconscious during the procedure the Valium will make you drowsy and relaxed during the procedure.  You are also given local anesthesia with Lidocaine to the cervix during the procedure.  This method of anesthesia is the safest possible way of doing the surgical abortion in a non-hospital setting.  Also, the physician is talking you through the process and keeping you informed.