Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”)

To help you find the right place and method for your abortion, see the frequently asked questions (FAQs) below.

If you change your mind, you will be refunded all of your money except for the $200.00 non refundable administrative/preliminary fee.

Begin birth control on the Sunday after your first period. IUD are best placed the week immediately after your period. Contact your health care provider for instructions.

t could be up to 10 weeks before your cycle returns to normal.

Please advise a staff member if you are breastfeeding when making your appointment and the doctor will advise you appropriately.

You will need to disclose all medications that you are taking to our staff when your appointment is made. The doctor will review these on an individual basis and advise you appropriately.

HCG (pregnancy hormone) may take 4 to 6 weeks to go to undetectable levels. During this time, a pregnancy test may show positive.

Yes, baring no serious complications. These complication percentages are low but not zero We do not recommend getting pregnant within 6 months of a procedure.

Unless you see a doctor before the pregnancy hormones have resolved, there should be no way of them knowing you have had an abortion.

The medication manufacturer recommends that the medication abortion pills be started in the morning. If there are complications, you have easier access to medical attention and the medication will cause heavy bleeding and cramping which may cause you not to sleep through the night if you decide to start them later.

Days 1 through 3 show no difference in effectiveness.

The pill works by blocking the hormones that support pregnancy. After 11 weeks it is not an effective option.

Yes, our doctor is licensed Medical Doctor and has 26 years of experience in women’s health.

Patient privacy is of the upmost importance to NFWS. We strictly follow HIPPA guidelines, and do not disclose any information to outside sources unless specifically requested in writing in the form of a medical records release signed by the patient.

You can drink alcohol after all medications are completed and you are released by the physician.

You will be prescribed medications for medication abortion.

You may have sex after the physician has cleared you to resume regular activity. This will happen at your follow up appointment if there are no concerns from the physician. It is highly recommended that contraception be used post abortion as many women can get pregnant immediately following their abortion.

With the medication abortion, you will bleed for 24 to 48 hours heavily and then bleeding will taper off like a menstrual cycle. With the surgical abortion, the bleeding will vary from patient to patient. Some people experience little to no bleeding while others experience heavy bleeding. Do not use tampons for two weeks after an abortion and contact NFWS immediately if you saturate two oversized maxi pads with blood per hour.

Each person is different. Some people experience mild cramping while others experience very heavy cramping. Everyone has a different pain tolerance level.

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