Abortion Methods in Pretoria, Gauteng

Redcorner Women Clinic

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FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Up to how many weeks do you terminate pregnancy (foetuses)?

Our clinic terminates pregnancy up to 24 weeks.

How much does it cost to have an abortion?

A pre-abortion consultation and ultra sound scan and pap smear costs R 350. The actual abortion fee varies from R750 and upwards (depending on size of pregnancy and type of anesthesia used). As an estimate you should be prepared to pay R 1200 for an early abortion below 6 weeks pregnancy.

Do you provide "Morning After contraceptives"?

Yes, we do provide the "Morning After contraceptives" (Emergency Contraception).

When do i get my normal period after an Abortion?

In most cases, you will get your normal menstrual period from 4 to 8 weeks after the abortion. If you do not get your period in 8 weeks, please let us know.

Do you have female doctor?

Currently, our doctor is male. However, female nursing staff are present throughout the examination, during and after your Abortion process.

Can I still get pregnant in the future after my abortion?

Yes, there is no evidence that having an abortion has any effect on future pregnancies.

Is everything confidential?

All of our services are completely confidential. Patient information is never released without the signature and authorization of the patient.

If my pregnancy test is positive the week after an Abortion, Am i still pregnant?

Pregnancy hormone can be in your body up to 4 weeks after a medical abortion. Please wait till you have a follow up visit to the clinic (in 2-3 weeks) and we will perform all the necessary tests to make sure you are no longer pregnant.

How long will I bleed after Medical abortion?

In most cases the patient experiences bleeding for about a week after the abortion. However, some patients do experience  bleeding for 3 days and other patients have spotting or bleeding off and on. It is important that you return for your follow- up evaluation one week after your procedure.

When can I have sex after the Medical abortion?

You should not have sex for two weeks after your procedure. When you return for your one week check up, the doctor will advise when you can resume sexual intercourse. This is because you are susceptible to infection.

Is Abortion painful?

100% pain free,You have a choice of local anesthesia (awake) or sedation anesthesia when you are in twilight sleep but conscious. If you wish to experience no pain at all, a general anesthesia can be arranged to be given by a qualified specialist anesthetist.

Do you offer a payment plan?

We regret that we are unable to provide payment plans. Payment is expected in full at the time of your procedure appointment. For your convenience we accept cash and all major credit cards, but no personal checks and medicaid.

How will I feel after my Medical abortion?

Most patients experience some cramping. Pain killers are provided for your home use. You may take a shower but do not douche, use tampons or have intercourse for two weeks. Avoid any products that contain aspirin as aspirin promote bleeding.

Can I return to work? Or Should I take off for a few days?

The majority of our patients return to work or classes the following day. Your counselor and medical staff will explain the DO's and DON'Ts after Medical abortion.

What must I do before the surgery?

You must not have any thing to eat or drink for a least 4 hours before the surgical procedure. All nail polish must be removed and please do not wear any  jellewery.

Why can't I eat before Surgical abortion?

Because when anesthesia is administered, gag reflexes are temporarily suppressed. If food or liquid remain in the stomach, vomiting can occur resulting in choking but for Medical procedure food is recommended.

Is it a doctor who performs the abortion?

Yes, the doctor is a specialist Ob-Gyn who is specifically approved by the MOH, South Africa to perform abortions.

Is dangerous to have an abortion?

The procedure is safe. Fewer risks exist with abortion than childbirth. The doctor performing the surgery is experienced and highly skilled. Our staff is trained to offer the highest standard of medical care available.

Do you also delivery abortion Pills to customers?

We offer the Abortion Pill (also known as RU486 or Mifeprex), approved by the FDA in October of 2000 or the injection Methotrexate as choices for non-surgical termination of pregnancy.If ending your pregnancy in ultimate privacy and the comfort of your home is a priority, the Abortion Pill may be the right option for you. We will do  a free a delivery of your treatment at your favorite address. Our physicians and staff will ensure that the patients be provided with all information and instructions necessary for the procedure.

Do you provide me with birth control?

Yes. We offer birth control (contraception) to our patients immediately after pregnancy termination. Your doctor will evaluate your needs and assist you with the appropriate contraceptive method.

Is there a minimum age? Do I need parents consent?

There is no minimum age and parent's consent is not legally required. However girls under 16 years of age need to have counseling at the Institute of Health before having the pregnancy terminated. All abortions performed in South Africa come under the Regulations of the Ministry of Health (MOH) .The Termination of Pregnancy Act requires mandatory counseling for some South African Citizens .

Does my partner need to know?

No. Your partner does not need to know. Your services are completely confidential.

How will I feel emotionally after the abortion?

It is our experience that the majority of our patients are relieved after the procedure. However every patient is unique. If a person is feeling anger, regret or guilt for an extended period of time, she may want to consider professional counseling. We understand this has been a difficult decision and we remain sensitive to their feelings. We are pleased to offer a safe solution for undesired or problematic pregnancies. We have done so for more than fifteen years to vast numbers of women of various ages and lifestyles.

Can I drive or take bus home after the procedure?

Driving or taking a bus after Medical abortion is not advisable. We strongly recommend you be accompanied home in a taxi by an adult.

When will I get my next menses?

In most cases next menses begins 4-6 weeks after the abortion .It is important to return for your 1 week follow up check to monitor your recovery.If you do not get your period after 8 weeks, please call us.