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Suggest safe method for abortion

Hi is it possible for me to have a safe abortion after having a c section 6 month ago? if so what method is safer? im booked for a consultation next week but the decision is destroying me the longer i leave it. reason for abortion being we have 2 children , i have a big mental health problem and i get ill when pregnant and dont think i could go through another pregnancy mentally and physically. also my partner has got to leave work to look after me and my children due to my mental health and another baby was not planned
Mon, 16 Mar 2015
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Hi
I appreciate your concerns. How far pregnant are you?

Yes. It is possible to have safe abortion by taking medicines. Medicines can be used to abort baby for up to 9 weeks of pregnancy. The earlier in pregnancy you take the tablets the better it is.

For this first you should consult family physician /Gynecologist. Before the treatment it is important to have examination by her to make sure that the pregnancy is in the uterus and you do not have contraindications for the medications.

In Medical abortion there are two types of medicines ( anti progesterone and prostaglandin) used for abortion. Medical abortion is about 95% effective. Most women ( 80%) abort within 24 hours of taking the second pill. Some take little longer. After aborting the pregnancy you may have light bleeding for two weeks. Get an ultrasound done after two weeks to make sure that the abortion process is complete.
If you have heavy bleeding (soak 2pads/hour for more than two hours) or if the bleeding persists even after 2 weeks you must see the doctor.

To avoid such unnecessary stress I advise you to consult your doctor and start regular contraception like hormonal contraception or have an intrauterine devise fitted as they are very effective in preventing pregnancy.
I hope I have answered to your satisfaction. If you have any further queries do contact me through healthcare magic


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Suggest safe method for abortion

Hi I appreciate your concerns. How far pregnant are you? Yes. It is possible to have safe abortion by taking medicines. Medicines can be used to abort baby for up to 9 weeks of pregnancy. The earlier in pregnancy you take the tablets the better it is. For this first you should consult family physician /Gynecologist. Before the treatment it is important to have examination by her to make sure that the pregnancy is in the uterus and you do not have contraindications for the medications. In Medical abortion there are two types of medicines ( anti progesterone and prostaglandin) used for abortion. Medical abortion is about 95% effective. Most women ( 80%) abort within 24 hours of taking the second pill. Some take little longer. After aborting the pregnancy you may have light bleeding for two weeks. Get an ultrasound done after two weeks to make sure that the abortion process is complete. If you have heavy bleeding (soak 2pads/hour for more than two hours) or if the bleeding persists even after 2 weeks you must see the doctor. To avoid such unnecessary stress I advise you to consult your doctor and start regular contraception like hormonal contraception or have an intrauterine devise fitted as they are very effective in preventing pregnancy. I hope I have answered to your satisfaction. If you have any further queries do contact me through healthcare magic