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Abortion Methods/ FactsIn a medication abortion the pregnancy is interrupted using drugsIn vacuum aspiration, suction is used to terminate the pregnancy88 percent of most abortion are performed druing the first trimester using vacuum aspiration or medication abortingIn the USA most second-trimester abortions are done by dilation of the cervix and the use of instrumentsTermination of pregnancy before 20 weeks gestation calculated from date of onset of last menses __ Early abortion beore 12 weeks __ late Abortion from 12- 20 weeksAbortion is one of the most common surgical procedures in the United States.
Things you need to know/Getting ready to get an Abortion Are there age requirements? What methods are available? How much does it cost and payment methods? Can someone else come with me? If you are planning to have lv sedation or general anesthesia then you will be advised to avoid food after midnight. Having anxiety is very normal Always give your self positive message Make sure to have all the paper work: identification card as well as your insurance card Meditating, deep breathing would help you relax before an abortion
Medication abortion Consists of two- drug regimen that ends a pregnancy within the first nine weeks. The most common known in the USA is Mifeprostone also known as Mifeprex RU-486 and Misoprostol. It ends the pregnancy within the first nine weeks. It is swallowed or inserted to the vagina Mifeprostone works by blocking progesterone Misoprostol is taken two days after mifepristone, it causes the cervix to become soft and uterus to cramps
Types of Anesthesia and SymptomsLocal anesthesia : injection of medication to the cervixGeneral anesthesia: administration of drugs to cause unconsciousnessIv sedation: injection of pain medication into a veinVomiting, nausea, drowsiness, some allergic reactionHeavy BleedingPainFeverContinued symptoms of pregnancy