Safe Abortion is one of the safest methods to terminate a baby. Every woman is free to decide whether she wants to continue her pregnancy or not. There are several effective contraceptives, which if used judiciously, can give good results. But not all contraceptives are 100% effective. Sometimes there can be an unplanned pregnancy because of unplanned sex or failure of contraceptives. Every woman has a right to take a decision whether to continue or terminate the pregnancy. The decision to terminate a pregnancy should be taken as soon as pregnancy is detected. If the decision is to terminate the pregnancy then earlier the termination, better it is. Abortion under medical supervision is less painful and can be done in two ways:
Discuss the pros and cons of the procedure with your doctor and also the importance of check ultrasound after the procedure to ensure a complete abortion.
Medical Abortion: In this procedure, medicines or tablets are given under strict medical supervision for a comfortable and safe abortion. Our experience says that it is most effective before 6 weeks of pregnancy. Two doses of medicine are given 48 hours apart under a doctor’s supervision. Common side effects of the medicine are:
These are transient and soon disappear.
Surgical abortion / Suction evacuation / Vacuum aspiration:
In this method, the products of conception are removed from the uterus by an atraumatic suction cannula. The procedure takes about 10 to 15 minutes and is preferably done under general anaesthesia but can be done under local anaesthesia which is slightly discomforting. It is most effective before 12 weeks of pregnancy. After the procedure, you are kept under observation in the hospital for a couple of hours.
Is It Safe?
Yes, both the methods are generally safe. There are rare chances of complications. Any of the above methods, medical termination or surgical termination generally does not cause any problem in future conceptions.
As soon as you have made your decision to get termination or abortion done consult a doctor immediately. A doctor should be qualified, experienced and should make you feel comfortable.
Don’t wait for the situation to get more complicated.
There are many good abortion clinics and hospitals in New Delhi, India. One of them is Vardaan Hospital which provides excellent facilities and special attention to their patients during and after the whole procedure. Every patient is given relevant advice and treatment is tailor-made to their needs.