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Whatever your circumstances, it’s your right to terminate up to 24 weeks into the pregnancy. It’s entirely your decision, and if it’s something you want to do, rest assured that’s it’s legal in South Africa to have an abortion
Remember: abortion is legal in South Africa, so there is no reason to ever visit an illegal service provider. If you have passed the 24-weeks mark, there are other options available to you, which we’ll talk you through and help you to understand.
We’re here to support you, whatever choice you make about your pregnancy, so you never have to feel alone. We offer safe abortion (also called Termination of Pregnancy or TOP) for women who are up to 24 weeks pregnant. Depending on the gestation (stage of the pregnancy), we have two services available: the Medical Process (often called the abortion pill) and the surgical Procedure (a minor, same day surgical treatment).
Our nurses and doctors are accredited professionals and experts in reproductive healthcare. Our work is strictly governed the Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act (amended 2008) and we adhere to World Health Organization Guidelines.
Safe abortion or Termination of pregnancy (TOP) is when a pregnancy is terminated in its early stage before it results into the birth of a child.
Abortion may be performed in two different ways.
This is when abortion pills will be swallowed to end the pregnancy.
This is when instruments will be used to remove the fetus.
If both abortion procedures are done by a qualified abortion doctor with proper medical guidance, there is no way it will affect your fertility.
How is a Safe Abortion Done On your first visit to our clinic, counseling will be provided and this is optional.
The doctor will perform a pregnancy test to confirm the weeks and also explain to you in detailed how the safe abortion procedure will done and how to take care of yourself after the abortion.
Safe Abortion Procedure You will swallow one abortion pill that is meant to block the hormone called progesterone.
Progesterone is the hormone that supports a pregnancy and without it the pregnancy can not continue.
A few minutes later after the first pill, the lining of the uterus will begin to shed and this will soften the os of the cervix.
You will then be requested to swallow another set of abortion pills or they may be inserted inside your vagina.
Side effects of a Medical safe abortion
The bleeding Normaly start 30minutes after using the second pills.
You may see blood clots at the time of the abortion and then you will need to take some pain medicine provided by the clinic.
Womb Cleaning after a safe Abortion The womb is the center of a woman’s power, creativity and life force. Not only does the womb create babies, it also energetically holds the space of the life force. Therefore after every abortion procedure we shall provide you with pain tablets and antibiotics that will prevent you from getting any infections during the healing process.
You may also need to have a pap smear to make sure that the cervix (mouth of the womb) is normal.
Should you feel continuous pains that do not stop or bleeding that is heavily for almost a week after an abortion that is a possible sign of small tissue that might have remained inside the womb during the medical abortion procedure.
We shall perform some test and if we confirm that there is a sign of infection , the clinic will perform a small medical procedure to gently scoop or remove any remaining tissue inside the womb.