What to expect on the day
When you arrive at one of our clinics, you'll have a consultation (if you've not already had a phone consultation) and medical assessment with one of our specialist nurses.
They'll check how many weeks you have been pregnant with an ultrasound scan. They’ll also discuss your medical history, talk about contraceptives, and go through the medical abortion process with you in detail.
You’ll take two sets of pills as part of your abortion. The first pill - mifepristone - is swallowed with water, and once you’ve taken it you can leave the centre as soon as you want. You’ll then come back to see us to take a second set of pills – misoprostol – either on the same day, or up to three days later.
There are two different ways to take misoprostol, either by mouth (dissolved between the cheek and gum) or by inserting the pills into your vagina. The method will depend on the amount of time taken between your first and second appointment. After taking the second medication, you’ll go home to pass the pregnancy.
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