Can I drive home after a surgical abortion?

You cannot drive for at least 48 hours after conscious sedation or general anaesthetic. Please arrange transport home before your appointment. You may feel like your memory and concentration is affected for a day or two. If you are involved in a road accident after being anesthetised you may not be covered by your insurance. Please check with your motor insurance company for their rules on driving after having anaesthetic.

You would be able to drive after a surgical abortion if you had local anaesthetic only. However, you may have cramps after a surgical abortion. You should aim to rest for 24 – 48 hours after your procedure. For your comfort we recommend that you arrange a lift home.