Is a medical abortion painful?

You will feel some pain and cramping as your uterus (womb) contracts during the abortion. You may find the cramps are more painful than period pains. We will give you pain medication. We recommend that you have some paracetamol and ibuprofen or any of your regular painkillers ready at home. Being comfortable at home with a heat pad is also effective at soothing pain.

The best pain relief for you to take will depend on your medical history. We will talk to you about pain relief during your consultation.

Learn more about what to expect during a Medical Abortion.