You will receive specific after care instructions after your abortion procedure. Here is a general guide of what to expect after your abortion. Call us at 404-728-7900 if you have any questions or concerns.
If you think you are having an emergency after your abortion, please call us any time at 404-728-7900. There is always a nurse on-call to speak to you. Call us immediately if you have any of the following emergencies:
Call us immediately if you soak 1 maxipad completely in an hour (twice in a row) or have blood clots larger than a golf ball (2 inches).
Call us immediately if your temperature is over 100.4 degrees or you have discharge from your vagina that has a foul smell or strange color.
Call us immediately if you have severe pain that is not helped by medications listed below or given at your visit.
A follow-up visit will be required for some patients.
You can return to your normal activities and exercise when you feel ready. Avoid heavy lifting and strenuous exercise for several days after your procedure. These activities may increase bleeding – if so, avoid them for a few more days.
You can get pregnant within 2 weeks after your abortion. If you choose to use birth control, you may start it the day after your abortion. Hormonal methods take 1 week of use to become effective if you do not start the day after your abortion. You can have sexual intercourse when you feel ready. Use birth control if you do not want to become pregnant.
After an abortion, women report feeling many things, like relief, sadness, anger, or confusion. Whatever your feelings are, they are valid. See the next page for information about the Exhale talkline – you may feel better after talking with them. If you feel overwhelmed by your feelings or feel you may hurt yourself, please call us immediately.
Your period should start in 4-8 weeks. Call us if it does not start within 8 weeks.
● Pregnancy symptoms, including nausea, should decrease within 2-3 days.
● Breast tenderness may last 2 weeks. Your breasts may produce some milk.
● To relieve breast tenderness, wear a supportive, snug bra, even while you sleep. Take Ibuprofen or Tylenol as directed on the bottle for pain. Avoid touching or squeezing your breasts. Do not express any milk or apply heat.
Please use this calculator before selecting your options from the appointment form below. Note: Seeing a trained medical professional is the only way to accurately determine the length of your pregnancy and what options are available.
Our trained health educators will assist you with setting up an appointment at your convenience and will answer any questions you may have. You can schedule your appointment in Spanish as well. View our pricing page for estimated prices.