An Abortion is the procedure to end the process of pregnancy. It is the removal or expulsion of a fetus or embryo within the uterus before it becomes fetal viable.
There are two main types of abortion: surgical abortion and medical abortion.
Surgical Abortion Methods
The surgical abortion method is a procedure performed with anesthesia with or without sedation in abortion Singapore clinics. This procedure is performed prior up to the 20th week of pregnancy.
Depending upon the term length of pregnancy, different abortion methods and procedures are used. For example, a pregnancy term up to 14 weeks it is performed by a dilatation and suction curettage.
After 24 weeks surgical abortions are performed by another dilatation and removal method and after 20 weeks of development it can be executed by prostaglandin labor induction, saline fusion or dilatation destruction.
Medical Abortion Methods
The Medical abortion method has a slightly greater satisfaction among women. It is the more common choice for women seeking an abortion because it is a non-surgical procedure.
A medical abortion is accomplished by taking a single medication or a series of medications as recommended by the physician. The amount and dosage of medication can be determined upon a few variables including term length of pregnancy and the woman’s overall health. It has a success range of 70% to 96%.
Effects of Medical Abortion Methods
During the procedure bacteria’s can be introduced into the uterus and cause pain and/or infection. If this happens, your doctor will proscribe antibiotics to combat the infection. A mild pain medication may also be prescribed depending upon the symptoms and the individual doctor’s medical decision.
After the procedure, you will be advised to take precautions to prevent infection and damage to the uterus. Some of these tips may include no sexual intercourse for 2 – 3 weeks, no swimming hot tubs or baths and to drink plenty of water.
Showers are generally allowed with precautions in place. Speak to your doctor first to make sure that you are taking the correct precautions.
After an abortion you may feel depressed and tired. This is normal; however this should pass within a few weeks. If, after a few weeks, you are still feeling severe depression seek the advice and counseling of your doctor.
There will be bleeding for several days that should lighten up. The amount of bleeding can vary from woman to woman. Some women may have only spotting while others may experience very heavy bleeding.
Cramps are very common to experience after going through an abortion method because the uterus is contracting and trying to return to its normal non-pregnant stage.
To help alleviate cramps, drink plenty of water and take mild over-the-counter pain medication. If the pain is severe, talk with your doctor for other possible alternatives.