The abortion pill
This drug treatment consists of two parts
The abortion pill is a combination of several tablets that must be taken for several days as prescribed by the doctor. The abortion pill can be used up to a term of 9 weeks, counting from the first day of your last period.
Part 1 of the treatment (in the clinic)
Once your doctor has decided that you are eligible for treatment with the abortion pill and has gone through all the necessary instructions with you, he will give you one tablet (the abortion pill) to take in the presence of the doctor in the clinic. The abortion pill blocks the production of new pregnancy hormones and thus stops any further pregnancies from developing.
In most cases you will not notice anything when taking the abortion pill. In rare cases you may experience some vaginal bleeding or cramps on the same day. However, this never means that the pregnancy has already been terminated completely. You will therefore always have to continue with the second part of the treatment, the final miscarriage.
Conditions of treatment
In order for part two of the treatment to be done safely and responsibly at home, our doctor has discussed the following conditions with you:
- You are in the company of an adult on the day of the miscarriage.
- And you have no children to care for on the day of the miscarriage.
- And you have access to transport to a hospital and/or doctors’ surgery on the day of the miscarriage, should you require medical assistance.
Part two of the treatment (at home)
When you went through the conditions and instructions, our doctor gave you four tablets (misoprostol) to take home with you for part two of the treatment. One to three days after taking the abortion pill, you will insert these four tablets (after breakfast and going to the toilet) high up into your vagina.
These tablets cause your uterus to contract and initiate the miscarriage. Uterine contractions can be very painful. The doctor will discuss with you what pain relief you may take on the day of the miscarriage.
Blood loss can be considerable on the day of miscarriage. After that, the loss of blood varies greatly; from a few days to (sometimes) the next period. In 80% of cases the amniotic sac is expelled within four – six hours.
Schedule an appointment
We can be reached by telephone from Mondays – Thursdays 8:15 am – 16:15 pm and on Fridays from 8:15 am – 12:15 pm.
Or ask your question via
- Referral letter from the family doctor, if available.
- Blood type card, if in your possession, in connection with the rhesus factor.
- Passport or identity card.
- Health card of your health insurance company.
- Medicine and medication list. Do you use medication? If so, please bring them with you on the day of the treatment. You can ask your pharmacy for a medication summary.
After the treatment
At the end of your stay in the clinic, we will give you advice and instructions on how to proceed after your treatment. We will also give you a questionnaire and a letter for your GP with information about the treatment.
Other treatment methods
You can also choose curettage under general anaesthetic or local anaesthesia. These treatments can be applied up to 13 weeks. With a pregnancy of 13 weeks or more we can refer you to a second trimester clinic.