Welcome To Early Options
Personalized Abortion Clinic Since 1999
Simple, Natural Abortion Methods:Abortion Pills (at home) OR Quick Gentle SofTouch Method (in office)
With Dr. Joan Fleischman
Convenient Abortion Pills
Gentle SofTouch Method
Private Exam Room
In Office Procedure
A simple, gentle nonsurgical method done on a regular exam table, similar to getting a PAP Test.
The procedure lasts about 2-5 minutes with minimal discomfort.
Immediate recovery. No Follow Up needed.
Step One - Am I Eligible?
- Positive pregnancy test
- Abortion Pills: Under 10 weeks pregnant
- SofTouch: 5 to 12 weeks pregnant
Step Two - Consultation
- Video Chat with Dr. Fleischman online to decide which option is best for you.
- Abortion Pills (with or without testing)
- SofTouch procedure in office
Abortion Pills: Get your medications. Take pills as directed to have a miscarriage at home. 24/7 On Call Team.
SofTouch: Complete the procedure at Early Options and leave the office knowing the pregnancy is over.
Step Four - Follow Up
Abortion Pills: A video chat follow up is required. If it doesn’t work, come to the office for a SofTouch procedure.
SofTouch: Routine follow up is not required
Hear From Women Speaking About Their Abortion Pill
And SofTouch Experiences at Early Options
WHICH METHOD IS RIGHT FOR ME?
- I prefer the privacy of my own home
- I feel comfortable with cramping and bleeding
- I only want to go to a medical office if needed
- I am under 10 weeks pregnant
- I prefer a quick, private in-office procedure
- Having a clear resolution is important to me
- I prefer to be seen by a doctor
- I am between 5 and 12 weeks pregnant
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Coming to Early Options is the lowest-risk medical experience available to you. We are highly diligent about preventing infection at our office. We disinfect the entire office, including the private exam rooms between each patient.
We screen our patients before they visit us and you do not see any other patients or people aside from Dr. Fleischman. It is strictly one-on-one care.
You will need to come to the Early Options office unless you're eligible for the research study. If you qualify, the pills may be mailed to you.
Please be aware that this requires significantly more administrative work and follow up.
You will need to come to the Early Options office unless you're eligible for the research study. If you qualify we can mail the pills to you.
Please be aware that this requires significantly more administrative work and follow up's.
If you are under 10 weeks pregnant the bleeding is manageable. Urgent bleeding issues are extremely rare. If there is any ongoing heavy bleeding you would come into the office for evaluation.
We're on call 24/7. It is extremely rare that you would require any emergency assistance while going through the miscarriage process. If you're having unusual bleeding or the doctor feels you need evaluation we expect that you would come to Early Options. If it is a true emergency she would recommend you go to the emergency room. Most issues are not urgent, and evaluation at Early Options is strongly preferred.
- If your periods aren't regular
- You are not sure of the first day of your last normal period
- You're nearing 10 weeks' pregnant
- You are experiencing pain and/or bleeding
Early pregnancy is defined as less than 12 weeks pregnant. If you have missed only one or two periods, it is likely that you are early.
You can know how far along you are by calculating the number of days from the first day of your last normal period to today.
For example, if the first day of your last normal period was 42 days ago, medically you would be 6 weeks pregnant.
SofTouch® is a 2-5 minute procedure specifically designed for women seeking to end an early pregnancy, which is a pregnancy at 12 weeks or less.
It's done on a regular exam table (like a Pap test) and you can have a companion by your side.
This noninvasive method involves a small, hand-held device that quietly brings a natural release of your menstrual flow.
It's not surgery, so you can eat and drink normally before and after the procedure. It only takes about 20 minutes until you are recovered and ready to go about your day.
SofTouch can also be used to treat an early miscarriage, or to treat an incomplete surgical abortion.
SofTouch® is the Early Options brand of a Manual Vacuum Aspiration Procedure (MVA).
Both the Abortion Pill and MVA are recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the safest early abortion options.
You can get the SofTouch procedure the first week you miss your period, but it is best to wait until one week after you miss your period. If it's completed too early it often requires follow up blood tests to know that it's complete.
We highly recommend doing SofTouch between 5-12 weeks so that you have a a clear resolution when you leave our office.
You will meet with Dr. Fleischman in person or via video chat. She will review your medical concerns and personal situation and together you will come up with the option that best fits you.
You can take the Abortion Pills as early as when you have a positive pregnancy test. However, if you are choosing the no test option, it's helpful to have pregnancy symptoms before taking them. The decrease of symptoms indicates a successful abortion and no follow up will be required.
Dr. Fleischman will review this with you during your consultation. If you're a good candidate for the research study the pills can be mailed to you. Please be aware that this options requires a significant amount of additional administrative work and follow up.
We understand everybody's concerns, but we can assure you that our building is safe and our office has the lowest contagion risk. There is little to no traffic coming in and out of the building and there is parking available nearby.
Our Mission Statement
Personalized Abortion Care Since 1999
Dr. Joan Fleischman
- Harvard Trained MD
- 25 Years Experience
- Pioneer of the SofTouch Method
- Original Researcher of the Abortion Pill
At Early Options®, we have a clear mission: to make ending your pregnancy or completing your miscarriage a normal medical experience.
What is normal? A scheduled appointment. A doctor who listens. Choosing safe and natural options. Having your companion by your side. Being in an environment that’s comfortable and convenient.
We are dedicated to taking care of you, emotionally and physically. We want you to look back on your Early Options® experience as a time of personal growth. We know your trust in us is paramount to being at peace with your decision.