After Abortion FAQ

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After your SofTouch® procedure, you will recover in your private exam room for as long as you’d like - typically 10-20 minutes. The physician will check in with you and review what to expect going forward. Most women feel well enough to resume their normal daily activities after leaving our practice.

You’ll take the first pill in our office. Afterwards, you will feel normal and can continue normal daily activities. 6-72 hours later, you will take the second pill at home. Within hours, you will likely experience an early miscarriage. This is where you’ll likely experience some cramping and bleeding heavier than a period for several hours. Usually, by the next day, your bleeding is like a heavy period. Within a week, you will return to Early Options® for a follow-up ultrasound. For most women, this will confirm that the miscarriage was successful. You may experience spotting or irregular bleeding for weeks to months. Your physician will discuss what to expect in the coming weeks

If you choose the SofTouch® procedure, you will feel normal within 15 minutes and can immediately return to work or school right after you leave our office! If you choose to take the Abortion Pill, you will set aside 2-4 hours to complete the miscarriage after you leave our office. Some women prefer to take the day off to complete the miscarriage or choose to do it over the weekend. We can help you figure out the best plan for you.

With the Abortion Pill, you should wait three days after taking the second set of pills before putting anything in your vagina. With the SofTouch® method, you should wait 48 hours before putting anything in your vagina.

It can be hard to predict your next normal period, as there is typically irregular bleeding after ending a pregnancy. Most women get their period 4-6 weeks after SofTouch® or the Abortion Pill.

With the SofTouch® method, we are usually able to confirm that the pregnancy is over before you leave the office. If the pregnancy is too early, you will need to get a blood test and come back for a follow up. In the less than 1% chance that it fails, you can choose between SofTouch® or the Abortion Pill. There is no added cost. The Abortion Pill has a failure rate of 2-4 times out of 100. If it doesn’t work, you can try the pill a second time, or get the SofTouch® procedure. There is no added cost.

If you choose the SofTouch® procedure, you will feel normal within 15 minutes and can immediately return to work or school right after you leave our office! If you choose to take the Abortion Pill, you will set aside 2-4 hours to complete the miscarriage after you leave our office. Some women prefer to take the day off to complete the miscarriage or choose to do it over the weekend. We can help you figure out the best plan for you.

Yes, definitely. The SofTouch® method or the Abortion Pill do not cause problems for future pregnancy. They are both natural, non surgical methods. In fact, you can get pregnant within weeks after an abortion, so it is important to practice prevention right away.

If you suspect pregnancy after abortion, it can be difficult to tell if you are in fact pregnant. After an abortion, the at-home pregnancy tests can remain positive for over a month. The most accurate way to tell is through a blood test.

If you are pregnant right after an abortion, there are no concerns about either continuing the pregnancy or ending the pregnancy. If you decide to end the pregnancy, a second non- surgical abortion is safe. There is no evidence that repeat abortions cause any problems for future fertility. If you decide to continue the pregnancy, there is no reason to be concerned. If the uterus was ready to conceive, it should be ready to carry the pregnancy.

Most birth control can be started the day of your visit or by the following week. At Early Options®, many women choose to get an IUD inserted the day they do their SofTouch® procedure. We offer a wide range of contraceptive options so that you can choose the right one for your lifestyle.

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“The attunement of the staff to my emotional needs at the time was incredible.”
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“There is truly no need for anesthesia. The process is quick and so is the recovery time.”
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"I know that finding a place like this that treats you with dignity, respect and without judgment is pivotal to making peace. "
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"I felt so at ease with all of the staff. They were so kind and talked to me like I was a real person."
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"They literally held my hand each step of the way and comforted me."
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"I was nervous and scared, but was quickly put to ease. They even allowed my partner in the room with me to hold my hand."
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"Take it from someone who was an absolute nervous wreck coming into this office, the staff was unbelievable."
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“Early Options is a place where I felt safe, supported and taken care of during one of the most vulnerable times of my life.”
Read More
“I honestly wish every medical experience could be this comfortable and efficient”
Read More
“The attunement of the staff to my emotional needs at the time was incredible.”
Read More
“There is truly no need for anesthesia. The process is quick and so is the recovery time.”
Read More
"During an emotionally charged time in a woman's life, going to place with privacy and peacefulness is extremely important."
Read More
"I know that finding a place like this that treats you with dignity, respect and without judgment is pivotal to making peace. "
Read More
"I felt so at ease with all of the staff. They were so kind and talked to me like I was a real person."
Read More
"They literally held my hand each step of the way and comforted me."
Read More
"I was nervous and scared, but was quickly put to ease. They even allowed my partner in the room with me to hold my hand."
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"Take it from someone who was an absolute nervous wreck coming into this office, the staff was unbelievable."
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When can I take the Abortion Pill?

What will the actual abortion feel like?

How does the Abortion Pill work?

How much bleeding will I have?

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