Less painful is definitely surgical. You can be put asleep for the 15-30 minute procedure so you don't feel anything at all. There may be mild cramping and bleeding afterwards, but nothing compared to the hours of severe cramping and extremely heavy bleeding you get with medicinal abortions.
You only need to dialate your cervix if you are very late in your pregnancy. Its called a D&E Abortion. These are extremely painful. At least for me it was. The other surgical abortions that you get earlier dont require dialation. Also know that only some insurance companies offer sedating you for the procedure.
So unlike the medical abortion, with surgical (vaccum) method it will definitely be over, correct? No chance of it still being there or incomplete? Sorry to keep asking so many questions. It is just nice to finally find a website that is not aggresive and against all women's options.
That is so interesting to know because before today when I found this website I was completely under the impression medical ones are the best. After reading all this, I will definitely take the surgical option. Thank you all for being so helpful, I wish I could spread the word about this website to other women on the internet. It is so rare. Before this, I was finding informaiton on Yahoo Answers and everyone there jumps at anyone who even mentions abortion related topics.
If you ever have any other questions feel free to come back. Keep us updated and let us know how it goes, and if you need any emotional support or anything afterwards we are all here for you! Good luck
I work for an abortion clinic and have to say, although both surgical & tablet form are safe & effective, in terms of discomfort, the surgical procedure is the better option. You don't neccessarily have to be aware of anything & although you still have some bleeding & cramping afterwards, the level of it is not usually similar to what the tablets cause. It can be scary thinking of having an invasive procedure as opposed to taking tablets - but it is the quickest option.
Clients that have the tablets generally sit on the toilet & wait for the pregnancy to pass, which can take up to 24hrs. The cramps are similar to labour contractions.
I agree with both methods but personally - i would not have the tablets.
Just stumbled on this site, I'm going for a medical abortion in two day's time, I'm dead scared, does this cramps start immediately or would it give me sometime to get home?
The best site for women so far!
It really varies from women to women. I would recommend, if possible, having a friend or loved one come with you to the clinic to drive you home just incase if you are mentally unstable and need support or if you are feeling too ill and crampy to drive. Good luck with your abortion; I hope all goes well. Try not to be too nervous. If you have put a lot of thought into this and are positive abortion is the right answer for you(and you weren't pressured into it by others), you will most likely feel very relieved once it is over with and will be able to relax. Just remember to breathe deep and know you aren't alone and will get through this. If you need any support feel free to come back to the site and keep us updated on how it goes!
I would advise having someone there to drive you home if you were sedated or at minimum getting a taxi ride home, if you did the medical abortion I'd advise having someone with you just in case you experience too much pain or need help with something. That advice would be the same for any medical procedure that would cause pain grogginess or involves sedation.