FAQs: Understanding Abortion Cost, Recovery Time, & Post-Abortion Emotions

Misinformation or lack of information about abortion are two reasons why many women feel confused or sad after an abortion takes place. Understanding what an abortion entails, if it’s painful, how much an abortion costs, recovery time, and more, is important to consider while making your decision. Discover many frequently asked questions about abortion:

Does the abortion procedure hurt?

The procedure will vary from woman to woman, as all people have a different pain tolerance level. However, many women have described the feeling of abortion as strong menstrual cramps.

What occurs during the abortion procedure?

There are two common types of surgical abortion procedures: dilation and evacuation (D&E) and induction abortion. During a D&E, the doctor will open the cervix and remove the fetus with a combination of suction and instruments. During an induction abortion, the doctor will provide medication and/or an injection to induce labor and ensure fetal demise.

How long does recovery take?

Most clinics recommend the woman to rest at least 24 hours after the procedure is complete. This allows her body to recuperate and rest. During your recovery time, you may notice vaginal bleeding. While this is normal due to the nature of the procedure, heavy bleeding is not. Call your doctor immediately if you are hemorrhaging.

Are there health risks involved?

Because an abortion is a medical procedure, it’s important to know the health risks that may occur. An abortion may cause a pelvic infection, heavy bleeding, the forming of scar tissue, or the tearing of your cervix. If you choose to have an abortion, knowing what to do if a complication occurs is important.

If you are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy and are not sure whether to have an abortion, our team of medical professionals can answer all your questions. Simply call or text us at 678-764-0857 to schedule an appointment.