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Abortion is a quick and a step by step procedure. We can get many queries as we start searching for medical abortion. Here you can find the answers for all types of queries. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: tips to prepare for an abortion

Preparing for an abortion
Where do I get moral support for my abortion?
Abortion Support
  • There are a number of websites that share
  • useful information about abortion.
  • These are also platforms where women share
  • their experiences and stories. Reading all
  • that information can help you feel prepared
  • for the process.
How do I support my partner for an abortion?
  • Your partner is usually looking for emotional
    support during this time. Support her through her
    decision and also tell her what you feel.
  • Your aim should be to not make her feel alone.
    Know about the mechanisms of the pills and help
    her know the same.
Where can I get the abortion pill?
Learning about the Pills
  • They can be availed at dispensaries or local and
    online pharmacies after an advice from a medical
    professional or expert.
  • Some abortion pill packs also come with drugs to
    treat the symptoms of the abortion.
How do the pills work?
  • The abortion medication is actually a 2 pill
  • The first pill, Mifepristone competitively
    inhibits this pregnancy sustaining hormone and
    brings about a breakdown of the thickened lining.
    Mifepristone thus prevents the progress of
  • Mifepristone thus prevents the progress of
Are there different combinations available?
  • There is a wide range of drug and dosage
    combinations available to terminate pregnancy.
  • The two drugs are also available in a number of
    other trade names
  • Mifepristone Generic RU-486, Mifeprex
  • Misoprostol Cytolog
What are the symptoms?
Knowing what to expect
  • The changes caused in the body by the abortion
    pills lead to some inevitable symptoms.
  • This includes vaginal bleeding and abdominal
    cramps. The severity of these symptoms might be
    higher than your regular menstrual periods.
What are the side-effects?
  • Some common side-effects of the pills include
  • Nausea and giddiness
  • Vomiting
  • Fever with/without chills
  • Body aches
  • Diarrhea
What are possible risks and complications?
  • Hemorrhage - Uterine contractions are responsible
    for controlling the discharge of blood by
    squeezing the blood vessels.
  • Infection - An infection is caused when contents
    of pregnancy are left over in the uterus. A
    curettage or suction procedure might be required
    to treat it.
  • An incomplete abortion- the fetus becomes
    unviable, some tissues remain in the uterus and
    are not flushed out. This further leads to an
When will I start bleeding?
Abortion Process
  • Most women start bleeding only after the second
    pill. This is because the secondary drug is what
    initiates the expulsion of pregnancy contents.
  • However, in rare cases, women might experience no
    bleeding at all. This happens because pregnancy
    is completely terminated after the first pill
What should I observe?
  • Passage of pregnancy contents
  • The severity of cramping and heaviness of flow
  • The color and odor of the discharge
  • The size and number of clots if any
  • Symptoms of pregnancy subside or prevail
How do I know I have a complication?
  • Excessive bleeding (over two sanitary
    napkins/tampons completely soaked within the
    first two hours)
  • Excessive abdominal pain with abnormal discharge
  • The color of the discharge is yellowish/greenish
  • The discharge has a foul odor
  • The clots are many and large-sized
  • Symptoms of pregnancy do not subside
  • Bleeding/side-effects do not taper weeks after a
    suspected abortion
Where can I share my feelings during my abortion?
  • If you do not wish to look up to your
    acquaintances for moral support, you can take up
    to online discussion forums.
  • A lot of online platforms allow you to read about
    and interact with other women. Many of these also
    give you expert advice for your situation.
  • If this doesnt work, you can visit a counselor.
How do I know if I had a successful abortion?
  • Bleeding and cramping are signs that the pills
    are working.
  • There are a number of clinical assessments that
    can confirm a complete abortion. This includes
  • An ultrasound
  • A pelvic examination
  • A urine test
  • A blood test
When will I recover?
  • A complete recovery may, however, take longer.
  • Your menstrual periods appear 6 weeks post a
    complete abortion. It may take a few months for
    your periods to become regular.
How do I support myself after an abortion?
  • To be in your best health should be your
    priority. The body is greatly burdened by
    pregnancy and the abortion process that follows.
  • Avoid heavy exercises and physical activities.
    Refrain from sexual intercourse until complete
  • Stay away from bathtubs and swimming pools to
    avoid infections.
How do I comfort someone who had an abortion?
  • To comfort someone after an abortion, it is
    important to know how they feel.
  • Try talking to them listen to what they have to
    say. Tell them that you care because emotional
    support is very necessary at this stage.
  • There is a lot of media content on the web that
    shows how women can live a normal life even after
    abortion. Refer some of these for them to see.
How do I get support to overcome depression after
an abortion?
  • The best way to overcome depression post-abortion
    is to know that you are not alone in this.
  • There are a lot of positive experiences where
    women achieve great success in spite of having
    been through such a phase in life.
  • Talk to your close ones. They might be able to
    understand you better. If you are not comfortable
    doing that, seek professional help.
What should I not say to someone after an
  • Allow them to grieve. Do not expect a woman to
    get over such an experience in a few days.
  • Support their decision and do not tell them
    otherwise. If you were a part of the decision
    process but wanted her to make another choice,
    learn to forgive.
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