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1st Trimester Abortion

Women seeking abortion services in the first trimester will find a competent and caring staff during their visit to ACWC.

Upon admission you will have an ultrasound to determine the length of your pregnancy. The ultrasound is vital to insure the accuracy of the pregnancy termination procedure. After ultrasound you will have laboratory screening and RH blood typing. Blood typing is required to determine if your blood type is positive or negative. RH negative women may be required to receive an injection of Rhogam.

The physician will perform a first trimester surgical procedure from 5 to 14.0 weeks by the vacuum aspiration method. The procedure involves the gradual opening of the cervix, followed by the insertion of a thin flexible tube attached to a vacuum aspirator which gently removes the contents of the uterus. The entire procedure will take 2-8 minutes and is performed by a physician experienced in abortion medicine.

Patients will be sedated with given medications to and given and give pain medication to minimize discomfort during and after the procedure. A clinical staff member will be at your side supporting you throughout the procedure which takes about 2-8 minutes.

When your procedure is completed you will be escorted to our post-operative area until you are medically stable and ready to leave with your support driver. You will be given a package which will contain your discharge instructions and medications when indicated. Your post-operative check-up can be done here at ACWC.


Why is the Rhogam Given?

If an RH negative woman is pregnant with an RH positive fetus, her body will produce antibodies against the fetus’s blood causing a disease known as RH Disease. RH immune globulin (Rhogam) is a vaccine that (should)/ (must) be given to a woman after an abortion, miscarriage, or pre-natal tests in order to prevent RH Disease.
REFUND POLICY (2)

REFUND POLICY (2)

If the abortion procedure is not performed as a result of a patient request or a doctor's discretion based on information provided by either the staff or the patient, you will only be liable for the following services: pregnancy test, ultrasound or lab studies requested by the patient. You will receive a refund for the remaining payments made.
REFUND POLICY

REFUND POLICY

If the abortion procedure is not performed as a result of a patient request or a doctor's discretion based on information provided by either the staff or the patient, you will only be liable for the following services: pregnancy test, ultrasound or lab studies requested by the patient. You will receive a refund for the remaining payments made.
RECOVERY

RECOVERY

After the abortion, you'll be moved to our recovery area.   You will most likely have some cramps and bleeding in the beginning.  This is expected because the uterus must go back to its normal size after the pregnancy has been eliminated.  The nurse will provide you some medicine for pain and track how you're feeling.  You may expect to maintain our recovery area for approximately one hour.
PROCEDURE

PROCEDURE

Prior to the operation of choice has been administered, the doctor will conduct an internal examination to ascertain the position of your uterus.   After that, a speculum is placed within the vagina to help keep the vaginal walls apart.  The doctor will maintain the cervix, the opening into the uterus, using a tool called a tenaculum.  The doctor will then add a collection of narrow metallic tools, known as dilators, in the cervix to open it slightly.  The doctor will then utilize a slim suction cannula to remove the pregnancy in the uterus.
PRE-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

PRE-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

You need to get an escort to take you home after any process done with anesthesia aside from local anesthesia.  For your safety, you might not push for the rest of the day.
POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

POST-OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS

Proper postoperative care is imperative to your healthy and satisfying recovery. During your counseling session, we will provide you with clear and concise postoperative instructions. Additional instructions may be given to you by our postoperative counselor. You need to have a driver to take you home after any procedure where sedation has been given to you.   In instances where the physician suspects an infection a prescription for antibiotics will be given to you. All RH negative patients who are more than seven weeks pregnant should receive MicroRhogam before leaving our facility.  Please call our office (404-602-4495) if there are questions concerning your postoperative instructions.
POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS

POSSIBLE COMPLICATIONS

First trimester abortions are one of the safest surgical procedures and are approximately 9-10 times safer than normal childbirth. There are both minor and major complications possible, but most are minor and easily treated. Possible complications include: ComplicationHow frequently the complication occurs Infection less than 1% Heavy bleeding 1/2 of 1% Incomplete abortion less than 1% Damage to the uterus or nearby internal structures less than 1/2 of 1% Cervical tear 1/2 of 1% Continuing pregnancy less than 1% Death 1 in 160,000   Call our office if symptoms of any complications do occur.   Our physicians are on-call 24-hours a day to respond to your medical concerns and to handle any medical emergencies.
PAYMENT

PAYMENT

At the Atlanta Center for Women's Choice, full payment will be expected to have been paid before your abortion procedure. The amount covers the review and evaluation of your obstetrical and medical history, and educational/counseling session, an ultrasound screening, urine pregnancy testing, the abortion procedure, sedative, and local anesthesia, and postoperative counseling services. We accept MasterCard, VISA, AMEX, and Discover credit cards,  most insurances (after verification of benefits), and cash. We are a NAF (National Abortion Federation) certified facility and can provide and assist patients in applying for financial assistance from various organizations. We have special discounts for students, military, and Medicaid recipients.
PATIENT EDUCATION

PATIENT EDUCATION

You may meet with our individual instructor who will examine the abortion process, clarify how to care for yourself later and answer any questions that you might have regarding your trip.  This is the opportunity to discuss your choice to terminate the pregnancy and some other psychological or bodily concerns that you may have.  Legally, we have to get your written permission for the abortion.  The individual instructor will obtain your approval at this moment.  Please be certain that NY Abortion won't carry out an abortion on any woman whether she doesn't need you, irrespective of age. The individual instructor may discuss birth control options with you.  In the event you pick, she'll supply you with a procedure to utilize after the abortion.  She'll also schedule your followup appointment.
Local Anesthesia

Local Anesthesia

For local anesthesia, a doctor injects medicine in your cervix that numbs the area to prevent pain.  You'll be fully awake throughout the process, however, your nipples will probably be numbed from the anesthesia.  You can expect to possess moderate cramping during the process

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Contact Us Today for more information, you can also begin making your appointment at this time as well. If you begin making your appointment now be sure to read Georgia's Women's Right to Know Act http://health.state.ga.us/wrtk/. All women having an abortion in the State of Georgia must be given this information at least 24 hours prior to having her procedure