How Far Pregnant Can I Be To Have An Abortion At Amac?
From +ve pregnancy test until 9.0 weeks (63 days) confirmed by an ultrasound scan and extra blood tests where indicated.
Up to 14 weeks (98 days) confirmed by ultrasound scan.
After having your choice of procedure fully explained, your medical health checked, counselling if you wish and your signed informed consent the abortion can proceed.
The medical abortion takes place in your own home,
The surgical abortion takes place at AMAC Clinic.
All pills taken for medical abortion have been used safely in NZ for many years. If done in the care of an experienced health professional, serious problems are rare. Medical abortion is at least 10 times safer than continuing a pregnancy. Surgical abortion procedures have been done legally and safely in NZ for over 40 years. If done in the care of an experienced health professional, surgical abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy leads to very few problems, and is at least 10 times safer than continuing a pregnancy.
Medical abortion has > 95% success rate within 1- 3 weeks. The earlier in the pregnancy this method is used the greater the success rate. Women who take the pills at the same time often need extra misoprostol more often than women who take the mifepristone & misoprostol 1- 2 days apart. Ref: APRIL JOGC AVRIL 2016 Medical Abortion Clinical Practice Guidelines At AMAC 99% of surgical abortion will successfully end the pregnancy.
It is recommended to repeat the abortion. Either medical or surgical abortion methods will be offered.It is recommended to repeat the surgical procedure (or use the medical abortion method if less than nine weeks of pregnancy).
YES – neither abortion type lowers your chances of getting or staying pregnant in the future.
BOTH METHODS are at least 10 times safer than continuing a pregnancy.
VARIABLE - both methods involve an element of discomfort. Uterine cramps range from mild to very strong & this varies from woman to woman with both methods. Appropriate pain relief is provided to assist with any discomfort.
MEDICAL ABORTION – usually causes heavy bleeding and clots which is heavier than a normal monthly period and may last for several hours. Later the bleeding will become lighter and may continue on & off for 1 -2 weeks or longer. SUCTION ABORTION – most women have none or light bleeding for 1 – 7 days. Bleeding may stop & start for a few weeks.
YES – BOTH METHODS - The most common problem experienced is a small amount of tissue remaining in the uterus (retained products of conception) or clots of blood are unable to expel naturally. Either more medication or a repeat suction may be necessary. This occurs more frequently with the medical abortion method.