First Trimester Procedures (up to 12th week of pregnancy)

The procedure used is suction aspiration, which is considered very low-risk. We offer a variety of options to manage your pain relief and comfort. Most of our patients report that they feel no discomfort during the procedure. For some pain-relief medications, you will not be able to drive and will need to have someone pick you up. The procedure normally lasts less than 5 minutes, and your total in-clinic time is usually less than 2 hours.

 

Second Trimester Procedures (13 - 26 weeks)

The procedure used is suction aspiration and dilation and evacuation, which are also considered very low-risk. We offer a variety of options to manage your pain relief and comfort. Most of our patients report that they feel no discomfort during the procedure. For some pain-relief medications, you will not be able to drive and will need to have someone pick you up.

 

If your pregnancy is over 14 weeks, we may give you a medication 1-2 hours before the procedure to help prepare your cervix and enable us to perform the procedure more easily. In most cases up to 16 weeks the procedure can be completed the same day. The procedure normally lasts less than 10 minutes, and your total in-clinic time is usually less than 2 hours.

 

If your pregnancy is from 16 to 26 weeks, we will complete the procedure over two days. Your total time in the clinic is usually less than 2 hours each day, and the procedure normally lasts less than 20 minutes on the second day.

 
Pain-Free Procedures/Sedation Options

Our certified registered nurse anesthetists are able to provide you with a variety of levels of sedation to meet your comfort needs, regardless of which procedure you will be having. Our goal is to provide you with a PAIN-FREE procedure. Most of our patients report that they feel no discomfort during any of the procedures. Learn more about these options.

 

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