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After treatment with the abortion pill

Do you have a question after the treatment?

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.

Outside our opening hours, please contact the GP on duty.

Termination of pregnancy with the abortion pill is a medical treatment.

The treatment consists of two parts, the first of which takes place in the clinic.

In most cases you will not notice anything when taking the abortion pill. Occasionally 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.

What can you expect during part two of the abortion pill treatment?

  • If you keep moving, in 80% of cases the amniotic sac will be expelled within 4 to 8 hours.
  • The abortion for most women takes place within 4 hours of the insertion of misoprostol. For some women it takes longer, even until the following day.
  • Medicated abortion is accompanied by blood loss, abdominal cramps and sometimes nausea. The blood loss may be heavy, more than a menstrual period and accompanied by clots.
  • Sometimes the amniotic sac can be recognised as a fluffy, whitish cotton ball, but often it will be hidden in a clot.
  • Most women experience five days of blood loss, but this can vary from one day to the next.

 

What should you do and not do?

  • It is not sensible to be alone at home on the day of insertion of the misoprostol.
  • To prevent infection, we recommend that you do NOT use tampons or menstrual cup, DO NOT have vaginal sex, DO NOT swim and DO NOT bathe for 10-14 days after the abortion.

When to contact us?

In a few cases, it may occur that the medical termination of pregnancy does not proceed as described above. 

  • We advise you to contact the clinicwithin opening hours if there is no or hardly any blood loss and/or reaction after part two of the treatment.
  • We also advise you to contact the clinicduring opening hours or your own GP/general practice outside opening hours if
  • You have doubts about excessive blood loss (more than four saturated pads per hour).

 

Our phone number is 038 4217000 and our email address is vragen@stimezo-zwolle.nl.

If you have any further questions or any doubts about your state of health after the abortion pill, please do not hesitate to contact our clinic or your own GP. Or see the frequently asked questions about the abortion pill here.

 

Contraception

If you choose the following as future contraception:

  • an IUD.
    Our doctors will place an IUD of your choice by appointment, free of charge, within two months of the abortion treatment.  The IUD itself is at your own expense.
  • The contraceptive pill.
    You must start taking it on the same evening of part two of the treatment or on the day after.
  • a hormone implant.
    You have the option of having this inserted free of charge by our doctor on day one of the treatment. The hormone implant itself is at your own expense.

 

For questions about this or other methods of contraception, please contact the clinic or see the page What is a good choice of contraception for me?

 

When to contact us?

In a few cases, it may occur that the medical termination of pregnancy does not proceed as described above. 

  • We advise you to contact the clinicwithin opening hours if there is no or hardly any blood loss and/or reaction after part two of the treatment.
  • We also advise you to contact the clinicduring opening hours or your own GP/general practice outside opening hours if
  • You have doubts about excessive blood loss (more than four saturated pads per hour).

 

Our phone number is 038 4217000 and our email address is vragen@stimezo-zwolle.nl