What happens to the fetal tissue after the abortion?
Please rest assure that the fetal tissue removed during the termination procedure will be disposed of in a sensitive and respectful manner in accordance with the Royal College of Nursing Guidelines.
You have the right to ask about the disposal of fetal tissue and any personal requests for the tissue will be met wherever possible. If you would like to discuss this further, please ask the Doctor or Nurse for more information during your consultation.
What if I’m breastfeeding?
If you have an early medical, it is recommended that you stop breastfeeding for 14 days from the first day of treatment. If you are having a surgical procedure under general anaesthetic, please wait 24 hours after the anaesthetic before starting breastfeeding again.
Will the client advisor try to talk me out of it?
No: the client advisors are trained to listen to you, provide information and support and never judge you or ask you to justify your reasons for wanting an abortion.
Do I have to be examined internally?
Not usually: however if a scan is unclear or is unavailable an internal examination would then be necessary but only if you give your permission.
Is the consultation necessary if I already know what I want to do?
Yes, there is a legal requirement that you see a client advisor and a doctor, and two doctors’ signatures are necessary on the relevant forms.
How long will I be at the Clinic on the day of the operation?
This will depend on which procedure you have. It could be anything from a couple of hours up to around 7 hours. This will be discussed at your consultation.