Abortion Safety and Precautions

April 15, 2016 11:59 am Published by Leave your thoughts

Abortion means terminating an already existing pregnancy via drug (medical), surgery, chemical, or other methods. The woman is pregnant for 9 months and 10 days before delivering a child. Prior to delivery, termination of pregnancy can happen at any stage. If the abortion is done at 10 weeks or lesser, the woman’s health is unaffected. As the gestation (days passed from the time of the first day of the person’s last period to the current pregnancy day) age increases, the risks of complications may rise. Given the nature of the regimen, abortion has attained a contentious status around the world.

Precaution for abortion

There are no particular criteria as to surgical procedures of pregnancy termination, besides the basic health requirements for the safety relating to the well-being of heart/insulin levels/blood system. But, if the woman wants to undergo a medical or drug-induced abortion, there are certain conditions to observe, which are mentioned here:

  • The female must not have an ectopic pregnancy (fetus growing outside the womb).
  • She must not be allergic to abortion pills, or over 35 years old, and should be less than 12 weeks pregnant.
  • The person must not suffer from adrenal gland/liver/kidney/heart disorder.
  • She should not be diabetic, hypertensive, have inherited porphyria or uterine complications, etc.

Abortion Safety

Before undergoing abortion via any method (drugs, surgery, or chemicals), the person must be aware of the procedure, and what she can expect from it.

  • She must speak to the doctor and get answers to all her questions regarding abortion. Understanding the ‘Patient Agreement Form’ is necessary, prior to signing it.
  • Know the protocols of the clinic or place from where the abortion is being obtained or read through the medication guide properly (for a medical pregnancy termination).
  • Get necessary health-check up done such as ultrasound, hormone, and blood tests, etc. Follow doctor advised routine of treatment.
  • Report if any allergies are there, and tell the physician about drugs (prescription and non-prescription) currently being used.
  • Let the healthcare provider know about medical history, and present them with accurate documents of the same. This will allow the practitioner to know about the conditions better.
  • Arrangement of funds is also necessary, as pregnancy termination can cost a lot many dollars. Some organizations provide aid, while there are insurance companies that cover the cost.

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