We offer a wide range of family planning, birth control and contraceptive services, including:
An abortion is a medical process to end a pregnancy so that it doesn’t result in the birth of a baby.
In the UK, unless there is a risk of miscarriage or to the mother’s health, abortions can only be performed during the first 24 weeks of pregnancy. They should be performed as early into the pregnancy as possible, ideally before 9 weeks. The current law states that two doctors must agree that the abortion is necessary, before the procedure can take place.
This involves taking several tablets over the course of one day, which will cause bleeding and some pain. Alternatively, there is a second option which involves taking two different tablets 36-48 hours apart.
Between tablets, some women may experience mild craps and a little bleeding, but most women do not experience any symptoms. If you experience any heavy bleeding or substantial pain, please call your gynaecologist immediately. After the second tablet, it is more common to experience pain, but painkillers should help with this. Other symptoms include nausea and diarrhea.
Vacuum aspiration is a minor surgical procedure using a gentle suction to remove the foetus from your uterus. Several hours before the procedure, you will be given a small tablet to help widen and soften your cervix. The procedure usually takes 5-10 minutes and can be carried out under a local anesthetic or general anesthetic, depending on your preference. You can usually return home the same day.
Following the procedure, you will usually experience some bleeding and abdominal pain or cramps. If you do, painkillers should help. However, if the pain persists or is intense, please contact your gynaecologist.
If you are interested in this procedure, please book an appointment with Queen’s Clinic to find out more about what it involves.
For more information, please arrange a consultation with Queen’s Clinic by phoning us on 020 7935 5540.