Medical abortion is the most commonly performed method to end a pregnancy. Medical abortion is safe, affordable and is a risk-free procedure to terminate a pregnancy. If you have decided for abortion, you can consult with our gynecologists. Our doctors are certified to perform medical termination of pregnancy and is best known for the support they provide to each and every patient.
Medical termination of pregnancy or medical abortion is a procedure to terminate or end a pregnancy using medicines. Medical abortion involves two different medications instead or surgery to end a pregnancy. Pregnancy requires a very high level of progesterone hormone. The medicines involved in this procedure black the action of progesterone and stop the pregnancy from progressing further. A medical abortion can be carried out as soon a pregnancy is detected and carried out until the 8th or 9th week of pregnancy.
Medical abortion is a low-risk, non-invasive method to terminate a pregnancy that is effective almost in 99 percent of pregnancy cases. According to a report published by Science Direct, 3,90,928 MTP were reported in India (April 2018–March 2019), giving an estimated abortion (spontaneous + MTP) rate of 2.84 per 1000 women of reproductive years (15–49 years).
Abortion is a highly sensitive treatment. It requires precision and safety and comes with regulations of the law. And Max Health is committed to all of these, and more.
Max Health is a registered healthcare centre that is licensed to perform medical termination of pregnancy up to 7th week of gestation. Max Health is highly trusted for its safe, affordable, quality abortion care that is legally permitted and ensures complete privacy. The goodwill of the healthcare centre and the reputation of the gynecologists who perform medical abortions with all ethical measures, make Max Health one of the top-notch healthcare centres in India for medical abortion. All medical abortions at Max Health are performed as per the new amendment in the MTP Act, 1971.
Some of the features that make Max Health a highly sought after clinic for abortion are:
The process of having a medication abortion involves the following steps:
The gynecologist begins the whole procedure by conducting a consultation wherein a clinical assessment of your health is done. The doctor will also conduct a few blood tests and ultrasounds to determine if you are fit to get the MTP done.
Since abortion is very sensitive decision, before conducting the medical abortion, the gynceologist shall give you all the information about the procedure and how it can impact your life, to help you make you make an informed decision. The doctor will also guide you about the pain involved in the procedure to prepare you better.
Once you are ready for the abortion, the doctor will ask you to sign a consent form that will have all the relevant information about what to expect after the abortion and how to take care thereafter.
After the formalities are done, the doctor shall give you a Mifepristone tablet, which is the first pill of the two abortion pills used for medical abortion. The tablet can be taken either at home or at the doctor’s clinic. Mifepristone works by blocking the action of progesterone to cause the pregnancy to stop progressing.
After 24 to 48 hours of taking the first pill, the second tablet, Misoprostol. Misoprostol softens the cervix and helps to push out the pregnancy.
The abortion is completed within the next few hours of taking the second tablet. After the second pill, you will experience heavy painful bleeding that is likely to last from a few days to 1 or 2 weeks. You may see large blood clots (up to the size of a lemon) or clumps of tissue along with bleeding. The cramps and the bleeding is usually very heavy and the process is very similar to an early miscarriage.
Note: If you don’t have any bleeding within 24 hours after taking the second medicine, misoprostol, call your nurse or doctor.
If you have decided to end your pregnancy, many things and questions are ahead of you. You need to consider a lot of considerations before you decide. According to medical experts, the following tips can help you prepare for a medical abortion emotionally and physically:
After taking the second tablet, you may experience the following:
In the days following an abortion, a woman may feel drained, physically and mentally. Hence, both physical and mental care is necessary post an abortion.
After an abortion, a person’s progesterone and estrogen levels gradually drop down which causes low moods. Anxiety, depression and sleep disorders are common mental issues during the post-abortion phase.
To settle down yourself with the emotional changes:
Recovery after a medical abortion is not very complicated. But, it is different from person to person. Recovery may take longer for late-term abortions. If complications develop, recovery can take several weeks.
The abortion laws in India differ for unmarried girls, married women and rape victims. In India, a woman who is less than 7 weeks pregnant can undergo a medical abortion.
As per the provisions of the MTP Act, only the consent of the woman whose pregnancy is being terminated is required. However, in case of a minor (below 18 years of age) or a woman with mental illness, the consent of a guardian is required. (Source: Wikipedia)
“Abortion is legal in India. The MTP Act, more commonly known as the Medical Termination of Pregnancy act, was enacted in 1971, mainly as a means to control the population. Then came in the various parameters of who can undergo an abortion, where and so on,” said Dr. Sunitha Mahesh, Senior Consultant- feto-maternal medicine and Medical Director, Milann Fertility and Birthing Hospital, Bangalore. (Source: The Week)
According to the MTP Act in India, any woman can undergo abortion under the following circumstances:
Medical abortion is not safe for any woman who:
To know whether you are fit to undergo the MTP procedure or not, consult with your gynecologist and discuss your medical history.
The benefits of a medical abortion are:
Although the disadvantages of a medical abortion are very few, it cannot be discarded. The disadvantages of a medical abortion are:
Medical abortion is very safe. If performed under professional supervision, the abortion method does not cause any major complications.
RU-486 is the other name of Mifepristone, and is most commonly known as ‘the first abortion pill.’ RU-486 blocks the action of the natural hormone progesterone on the uterus. This causes the lining of the uterus to shed as it does during a period and stops the growth of the pregnancy.
No, the abortion medicines shall be expelled from the body within a couple of days and does not affect future pregnancies. You can become pregnant within days after having a medical abortion.
Yes, your partner can accompany you while you visit the gynecologist clinic for an abortion.
Although both the abortion pill and the morning-after pill are known as ’emergency contraception,’ there is a difference between the two – the abortion pill terminates a pregnancy whereas, a morning-after pill prevents pregnancy. While the morning-after pill is readily available at drug stores, the abortion pill is and should be taken only after a doctor consultation.
The cost of MTP (Medical Termination of Pregnancy) ranges from INR 1000 to INR 5000. in India
The abortion pill is very effective. However, the effectiveness depends on how far along you are in your pregnancy when you take medicine.
The abortion can be reversed if only the first abortion pill, Mifepristone is taken and not the second abortion pill. The intervention of doing this is called Abortion Pill Reversal.
For abortion pill reversal, you need to act quickly, preferably within 24 hours of taking the first abortion tablet. The abortion pill reversal process involves an influx of natural progesterone (pregnancy hormone) after the first pill of medical abortion, mifepristone, is taken.
Current research shows that the fetus’s senses are not developed enough to feel pain at 7-9 weeks gestation.
You should wait at least 2-3 weeks to have sex after a medical abortion. This is to prevent infection in the vagina. While consultation, your gynecologist is likely to guide you better.