Abortion Aftercare

Getting your body back on track after an abortion

We help you care for yourself after an abortion.

Post-abortion, every woman goes through a different recovery cycle, but most of them usually get better within a few days.

If you are worrying physically or emotionally after an abortion, we’re around to help. Just give us a call on 0743 444 1 444 to feel better.

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To feel better after abortion, you can call us anytime on 0743 444 1 444 to get continued support.

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What would be my recovery process?

It is always good to know what happens to your body after undergoing an abortion, so that you know what to expect.

Bleeding

After a medical abortion, most women experience heavy bleeding and large clots, as the body expels the pregnancy tissue. It’s also normal to have crampy pains during this time. Once the pregnancy passes, the amount of bleeding usually reduces. This would be followed by light bleeding for about two weeks, but you may have spotting up to your next period. Pregnancy symptoms like nausea will start to settle after a couple of days.

Pain

Cramps are the common symptoms of abortion and can occur occasionally.

Women who have undergone an abortion experience pretty severe cramping on and off during the procedure and upto 2 weeks after. At the clinic, we would advise you about taking pain relief medication such as paracetamol, codeine, or ibuprofen. We strongly discourage the use of aspirin for pain relief as it can increase bleeding.

Here are some handy tips to help alleviate the pain:

  • Apply a heat pad or (warm) hot water bottle wrapped in a towel or blanket to your lower abdomen.
  • Wear comfy, loose clothing.
  • Ensure you are comfortable and relaxed at home.

If you are worried about the intensity and duration of your pain, do not hesitate to reach out to us any time on 0743 444 1 444.

Symptoms to watch out for

Call us right away if you experience any of the following symptoms:

  • Very heavy bleeding that soaks through more than 2 sanitary pads (suitable for a heavy flow) within an hour.
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort that is not helped by pain relief medication or application of heat pads.
  • Vaginal discharge that smells unpleasant.
  • Fever lasting more than 24 hours.

Sepsis - Infection after abortion

Sepsis after abortion is a dangerous complication and requires urgent medical attention. This condition is likely to occur when an infection overtakes your body after the procedure and causes very low blood pressure.

Symptoms of sepsis after an abortion procedure

Septic shock is a medical emergency. If you experience any of the following symptoms following your abortion, seek medical help right away:

  • Very high or very low body temperature
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Slurred speech
  • Severe muscular pain
  • Cool, clammy arms and legs
  • Feeling dizzy or faint
  • Shaking chills
  • Low blood pressure, especially when standing
  • Inability to urinate
  • Heart palpitations
  • Difficult, rapid breathing with shortness of breath
  • Loss of consciousness

If you experience any of the symptoms mentioned above call Hospital at 0743 444 1 444 or dial 999 for emergency services.

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