Gynecology & Abortion Services Abortions Clinic in Johannesburg, we are committed to making GP abortion services and pregnancy testing available and accessible to every woman who needs it. We provide one-day abortion services, 2nd trimester abortion care, and medical abortion (the abortion pill). As one of the best abortion clinics in Pretoria, our staff guides patients with the resources, compassion and medical expertise to make sure they get the quality care that they need. We are committed to helping every woman make the best decision for herself and her loved ones. You can see more detail about our abortion care below.
The Abortions Clinic in Johannesburg provides legal, safe surgical and non-surgical abortions from the very earliest pregnancies up to 26 weeks of pregnancy (from the first day of the last menstrual period). We strive to support our patients, protect their personal dignity and privacy, and respect their choices during such a difficult and stressful time. All patients are treated with individualized, personalized care. A medical history is obtained to alert the physician to medical conditions and any allergies. We check patients’ vital signs, and laboratory testing is done to verify the pregnancy and to check their blood count and Rh blood type. Warm, courteous professionals counsel each patient extensively on the benefits, risks, and alternatives of the procedure.
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How does a medical abortion work?
You can receive medical abortion treatment as soon as you find out you are pregnant, privately and discreetly. Two types of medications are used: Mifepristone (Mifeprex or RU-486) and Misoprostol (Cytotec) tablets. The first medication, Mifepristone, blocks the action of progesterone, a hormone needed to maintain pregnancy. The second medication, Misoprostol, causes the uterus to expel the products of conception. Both are tablets a patient takes by mouth (orally).The medication works very early in pregnancy and allows you to avoid surgery. It is a non-invasive option; it involves no surgical instruments and anesthesia is unnecessary. After your initial visit to the clinic, the process can take place in the privacy of your own home, at a time right for you.
Why should I consider a medical abortion?
This is a very personal decision. Many women find the option of a medical abortion preferable to undergoing a surgical abortion procedure. A medical abortion can be completed earlier in pregnancy, privately and discreetly. You can receive medical abortion treatment as soon as you find out you are pregnant, and up to 10 weeks after the first day of your last period. It has been deemed safe and carries no long-term risks for future pregnancies.Typical medical abortions have a high rate of success (98%) and are non-invasive. They do not require advance preparation, and do not require you to find someone to transport you home from the clinic. You can choose to be alone or request that a partner, friend, or family member stay with you. Even though the procedure will take place in the privacy of your own home, you are under our care and we are available to you at all times.
Is medical abortion safe?
Yes – Medical abortion is very safe. Unless there is a very rare and serious complication that is not treated, there is no risk to future pregnancies or to the patient’s health. Having an abortion does not increase a woman’s risk of breast cancer or affect fertility. Emotional problems after an abortion are rare, and are more likely to happen in women who must end a pregnancy for health reasons, people who do not have support, or people who have a history of mental health issues. Most women feel relief after an abortion.
What is the success rate for medical abortion?
At Dr.Nico Womens Clinic, we specialize in non-surgical abortion and have a 98% success rate. Our board-certified doctors and multi-lingual medical team will ensure that you get the care you deserve.
Do I have to come back for a check-up after a medical abortion?
Yes. We will schedule a follow-up visit at the clinic 2-3 weeks after your procedure. At this time, we will perform all necessary tests to make sure you are no longer pregnant.
First Trimester Abortions
A first trimester abortion is an abortion done up to 12 weeks of pregnancy. There are two types of abortions that can be performed during the first trimester, a surgical abortion and a chemical abortion.
Second Trimester Abortions
A second trimester abortion is done between 12-26 weeks of pregnancy. The procedure sometimes can involve two or three consecutive office visits all depends on ultrasound information and patient medical history, although some patients are able to have the procedure in one visit. In both cases, we use only sterilized surgical instruments and sterile, one-use-only, disposable plastic uterine curettes.
During the second step of the procedure, the gynecologist, with special expertise in second trimester abortions, uses a method called dilatation and evacuation (D&E). D&E is the safest method for second trimester abortions. In order to increase the safety for our patients, we always use ultrasound guidance during every second trimester abortion.
Abortions Clinic in Pretoria Johannesburg provide surgical abortions starting from the very earliest the pregnancy can be seen by ultrasound. A surgical abortion can be done safely only if the pregnancy can be definitely seen inside the uterus on careful ultrasound exam. The lower limit of visualization of a pregnancy by ultrasound is 5 weeks by menstrual age (approximately 3 weeks after conception).