What do I need to have ready for my abortion?

For your consultation please have a list of any medicines or inhalers that are prescribed to you.

For your abortion treatment:

  • Wear loose fitting, comfortable clothing.
  • Have a supply of sanitary towels that are suitable for a heavy flow (not tampons).
  • Have a supply of pain relief at home, such as paracetamol and ibuprofen, or any regular pain relief medication you would normally use.
  • Heat pads or a hot water bottle can also be effective at managing pain.

If you are having a surgical abortion with sedation or general anaesthetic, we will give you instructions on how to prepare for treatment.