Q. Do Women Who Have An Abortion Suffer From Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, “Post-Abortion Syndrome”, Or “Post-Abortion Stress Syndrome”?
No. In spite of claims by the anti-choice movements that women who have abortions(surgical abortion or take the abortion pill) are at risk of “post-abortion syndrome” (PAS) or “post-abortion stress syndrome” (PASS), no such syndrome is recognized by any mainstream professional organization. Women who have had an abortion most frequently report relief, positive emotions, and decreased stress after an abortion. Abortion is not associated with long-term psychological distress.
Q. Does My Insurance Cover It?
We accept most insurance plans. It is best to contact us with questions regarding cost. We accept cash and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express).
Q. Will I Be Awake During My Surgical Abortion?
You will be given twilight anesthesia during the surgical abortion and therefore will not be awake during the procedure.
Q. What If I Change My Mind About Getting An Abortion?
You can change your mind at any time – we want you to be completely sure before the abortion. Call (630) 964-0000 or Toll Free at (800) 403-3033 to cancel or re-schedule your appointment. You can also call if you want to come in to discuss pregnancy options with our counselor...
Q. Does Having An Abortion Increase My Chances Of Getting Breast Cancer?
No – there is no proven link between breast cancer and abortion.
Q. What Are The Risks Of An Abortion?
Abortion procedures are very safe, especially in the early weeks of pregnancy. No clinical procedure is without risk and these are fully explained to you before treatment.
Q. How Will I Feel After The Abortion?
Recovery after an abortion usually happens fairly quickly. Most women can return to a fairly normal routine in a few days.
Q. How Much Bleeding Is There After An Abortion?
We prepare women to bleed for 1-2 weeks and recommend using sanitary napkins (pads) during this time. The bleeding can be like a normal period (there may be some blood clots). There may also be spotting until your next period. After a surgical abortion, some women may not experience bleeding until their next period. In most cases, there is little to no bleeding after the abortion is completed. If your bleeding soaks 2 or more sanitary napkins (pads) per hour for 2 hours in a row, contact the clinic or Aftercare line immediately on (630) 964-0000 or Toll Free (800) 403-3033.
Q. Can I Use Tampons After An Abortion?
Use sanitary napkins (pads) for 1 to 2 weeks after the abortion. Tampons can be used for your next menstrual period, as advised by the doctor.
Q.Will I Need Time Off Work After An Abortion?
Most women return to their normal routine in a day or 2. Rest until you can resume your usual activities. There are some restrictions for two weeks to allow your body to heal. This will be further explained in your home care instructions.
Q. How Soon Can I Have Sex After An Abortion?
Avoid sex or any sexual activity for 2 weeks after an abortion to reduce the risk of infection. Remember you can get pregnant almost immediately following abortion.
Q. What About Travel After The Surgical Treatment?
It’s best not to travel within 24 hours of treatment of a surgical abortion. If you must travel, make sure you know how to get emergency medical care if needed.
Q. What About Travel After The Medication Abortion (Up To 10 Weeks)?
Traveling away from the center and Doctor is not advised when taking the Abortion Pill. Some MD’s may not give the first set of pills if the patient is planning on traveling. Due to the concern of problems concerning the second set of pills (vomiting before first hour of taking pills, bleeding, cramping, and pain that may be extreme).