There are few things as personal in someone’s life as the decision whether or when to start a family.
Faced with an unwanted pregnancy, people often feel conflict and ambivalence. The choice to have an abortion is not an easy one. Sometimes, it is the best option for you and your present circumstances.
Our staff of physicians, nurses, and patient advocates have been helping women through the decision process and the abortion procedure for over 40 years.
The Commonwealth of Virginia regulates clinics that provide this service. Abortion patients are required to have an ultrasound and be aware of an informed consent script from the state, a minimum of 24 hrs before any abortion-whether a medical abortion or a procedure.
We accept most insurance plans. You must have prior office verification of benefits to use insurance. We also accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
A Medication Abortion (RU 486 or Mifiprex) can be done up to 10 weeks of pregnancy – and is completed at home.
Abortion procedures are done in the office and we offer two types of anesthesia:
- Local (awake) with mild to moderate cramping during the procedure.
- Twilight (oral sedation) very little discomfort.
- IV Sedation no discomfort
You must have a ride home if you choose either Twilight or IV sedation.
During your first visit, we will do a sonogram, draw blood and give you consent forms listing both the benefits and risks of an abortion.
You will meet with our staff to review your medical history and answer any questions you may have.
If you choose to have a medication abortion, our physician will discuss the side effects and give you the Mifeprex (RU 486) to take in our office. You will be given four tablets of misoprostol to take at home 24-48 hours after the dose of Mifeprex. You will be given instructions in writing on how to care for yourself.
After an in clinic abortion procedure, you will spend between 15-30 minutes inour recovery room. Our staff will provide you with written instructions on how to care for yourself post procedure. You will also be provided with contraceptive information. If you choose to take the pill, you will be given either a prescription or a sample starter pack. You may also get a Depo shot or an IUD on the same day as your abortion – just ask us about it!
At your follow up exam, two to three weeks after the abortion, we will do a pregnancy test. We will also provide additional prescriptions for oral contraceptives if needed.
Our office provides gyn services, full service primary care and we accept most insurance plans.
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