In-Clinic Abortion (procedural abortion)
Up to 14 weeks from first day of last menstrual period (LMP)
A Capital Women’s Health Clinic in Richmond, Virginia is a private abortion office dedicated to the health care of women. Our organization has specialized in providing caring, safe, and confidential abortion services since 1982.
Before the Procedure
Abortions up to 14 weeks gestation are performed using the vacuum aspiration procedure.
- Upon arrival you’ll need to show your driver’s license or government issued identification.
- Fee will be collected. Fee includes: lab tests, contraception counseling, ultrasound, and the procedure.
- Complete your paperwork.
- We will type a patient’s blood at no charge for those patients who are unaware of their blood type.
- Patients that have a negative blood type must be given a shot called Rhogam if over 8 weeks. If you have negative blood, please notify the staff when you make your appointment.
- We will administer an ultrasound to determine the exact length of your pregnancy.
- In the lab, we will check your iron level, RH factor, temperature and blood pressure.
- Personnel will discuss the procedure, risks, post-op instructions, and answer any questions you may have.
- Discuss birth control options at this time.
- You’ll be given an anti-inflammatory medication and a mild relaxer before the procedure. Please speak with phone personnel in advance, if you have any questions about the medication options.
- Local medication is provided during the procedure to numb the cervix.
- You will be awake and aware during the procedure.
- 5 minute outpatient procedure involves the insertion of a small suction tube into the cervix to remove the contents of the uterus.
Following your in-clinic abortion abortion, you will be resting in a closely monitored and comfortable recovery room under the supervision of the nursing staff.
Before being discharged, you will be given a prescription and post-operative instructions. Patients are encouraged to rest a while before leaving our center. There’s no rush.
- You can resume normal activities the day after your abortion, but be careful with strenuous exercise.
- All prescribed medicines must be taken as directed.
- Any unusual symptoms such as excessive bleeding, severe cramping, or a temperature over 100.4 degrees F should be reported to our center.
You are welcome to return our center for a follow-up examination about 3 weeks after your procedure or visit your personal physician for follow-up care.
Learn more about what you can expect on the day of your procedure.
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They were all extremely professional, personable, and kept me calm through the entire process. It’s very clean and comfortable place.” – former patient
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Staff and doctors made me feel very comfortable. I’ve been to other offices in the area, this one is the best by far!!!” – former patient
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