Alsip Abortion Pills Procedure Up To 23.3 Weeks Abortions in Alsip, IL
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Alsip Abortion Procedure – Up to 23.3 Weeks
Family Planning Associates Medical Group (FPA Chicago Abortion Clinics) provides quality, affordable and trusted family planning services in a private setting. FPA has been serving the Alsip community since 1988.
Family Planning Associates Medical Group, near Alsip, provides safe and affordable women’s health care, including surgical abortion, medical abortion (the ‘abortion pill’), and comprehensive gynecological care. Our physicians and clinicians all specialize in providing abortion, gynecological care and a full range of birth control options including IUDs (Mirena, Skyla and Paragard), and other long-acting reversible contraception (LARC). We understand that safety is a primary concern for our patients, and we want you to feel comfortable obtaining services with FPA, in our private clinic setting. Our caring and approachable staff will answer all of your questions, help you review your options, and address any concerns that you may have. All of our experienced physicians are board certified in obstetrics and gynecology and are on staff at a prestigious local hospital. Family Planning Associates Medical Group has worked diligently to make our name synonymous with compassionate, quality women’s health care, because we are dedicated to making family planning and gynecological care accessible and affordable for all women.
Have you put off having an abortion for several weeks because you were unsure of what to do or how to get started? Are you now searching for a clinic that offers an Alsip-area abortion procedure up to 23.3 weeks? Call Family Planning Associates Medical Group (FPA Chicago) today and get the information and medical care that you need today. We are the only clinic in the greater Chicago area that offers abortions up to 23.3 weeks. The D&E abortion procedure near Alsip, IL is performed over the course of one to three days depending on the gestation of the pregnancy and is a very safe surgical procedure. Our board certified physicians and trained medical staff at FPA Chicago will do everything we can to ensure that you are comfortable during the procedure, including administering sedation during the abortion procedure and providing pain medications if needed.
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Second trimester abortions, provided between 14.0 and 23.3 weeks require a surgical procedure called a D&E, or dilation and evacuation. On the first day an ultrasound will be done to determine exactly how far along you are in your pregnancy and we will perform a few basic lab tests. We will review your medical history and you will sign the consent forms for the abortion procedure. Additionally we will go over the pre- and post-operative instructions and answer any questions that you have. Cervical dilators will be placed in the cervix to gradually open the cervix overnight in preparation for the procedure. You will be provided pain medications for your comfort and antibiotics to help prevent infection while under the care of our licensed medical staff.
Your surgery will be scheduled the following morning, unless an additional day of dilation is needed. You will need to bring a reliable family member or friend to drive you home after your procedure, as you will not be able to drive after having sedation. On the day of your surgical abortion you will be in the facility between 4 and 6 hours. The surgery normally last 15 minutes or less and you will be completely asleep during the abortion procedure. The recovery period will normally be at least 1-3 hours so that we can monitor your bleeding, and provide you with discharge instructions, information and medications.
You will be provided a toll-free, 24-hour number, which you can call with any questions after your abortion procedure near Alsip, Illinois. We also offer referrals for aftercare counseling, birth control and many other services if needed.
Other Services Available from FPA Chicago
There are many other women’s health services provided at FPA Chicago. Our modern medical facility also provides:
- Well-women exams, including Pap Smears and STD testing
- Gynecological services
- Free Pregnancy tests
- Birth control including Mirena and Paragard IUD Devices
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Safety of the Abortion Pill
Mifepristone is as safe as a surgical abortion for most women. The medication abortion is a completely noninvasive procedure and does not require sedation or a local anesthetic. However, as with surgical abortion, risk of hemorrhage does exist. In rare cases, the incomplete passage of tissue requires a surgical evacuation.
Serious infection can occur in about 1 per 1,000 women and death from infection occurs in less than 1 per 100,000 women. Therefore, if you develop a flu-like condition including sluggishness, weakness or muscle aches with or without fever, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea more than 24 hours after taking misoprostol (Cytotec), it is essential that you call us immediately.
As a means of helping to prevent the already low chance of infection, we will provide you with antibiotics. Please tell us if you have any drug allergies or have had any abnormal reactions to any medications. You can help prevent infection by taking your antibiotics as directed and by avoiding tampon use, sexual activity, douching, or placing anything in the vagina for two full weeks after the abortion pill process. Please contact us immediately if you have any signs of an allergic reaction or have other abnormal reactions to your medications during the abortion pill procedure.
Results and Side Effects
We offer a full range of women’s health care services Monday through Saturday at multiple locations.
For your convenience and comfort we offer the following services:
- Online appointment scheduling
- Same day, next-day, afternoon and weekend appointments offered
- Chat with our staff online
- Phone lines are open until 6:00 PM, Monday through Friday
- Medication abortion ‘the abortion pill’ up to ten weeks of pregnancy
- Surgical abortion up to 23.3 weeks of pregnancy
- Sedation with our surgical abortion services
- Post-operative medications at no additional cost
- Birth control with or without a gynecological (annual physical) exam
- Immediate evaluation and treatment for urinary tract infections (UTIs), bacterial vaginosis (BV) and yeast infections
- Testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
- Free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds
- Discounted fees for patients who are uninsured
- Financial counseling available
- Modern and private clinic locations
Appointments are offered online 24 hours a day, seven days a week— click here to schedule an appointment now.
For more detailed information about our gynecological services and birth control options click here.
If you are interested in learning more about how the medication abortion works click here.
Surgical abortions are offered in our private family planning clinic Tuesday through Saturday, and sedation is offered if you would like to be asleep for the procedure—click here to learn more about this safe, out-patient procedure.
Click here to read some of the most common questions that we are asked by patients, and responses from our medical and management staff members.
FPA will gladly bill your insurance company for the services that you receive with us—click here for additional information about insurance billing or to see if we are contracted with your insurance company.
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FPA is proud to provide referrals and resources for our patients, if you are interested in options counseling, would like to set up a text reminder for your birth control pills or need information about abortion funds—click here for more information.
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At FPA Chicago we provide same day appointments and Saturday appointments for Hammond area abortions, pills and many other services. We also have online appointments available—see our full website for more information on our organization and the services we provide.
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Frequently Asked Questions
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The ‘abortion pill’ is a non-surgical method used to terminate a pregnancy. This method is available for women under 10.0 weeks of pregnancy.
With the ‘abortion pill’ procedure, a set of two medications are taken over the course of two days to induce a miscarriage at home. On the first day you will come into the facility, fill out paperwork, have lab work, an exam and an ultrasound, go over your paperwork with one of our staff members and then take the first medication while you are in our office. The first medication terminates the pregnancy and then 24-48 hours later, at home, you will take the second medication. The second medication softens the cervix and induces uterine contractions, which the pregnancy to pass. It is normal to feel cramping, have moderate to heavy bleeding, and to pass large blood clots during this process. A follow up visit is required 1-2 weeks later in order to confirm that the ‘abortion pill’ was successful and that you are no longer pregnant.
After taking the abortion pill, you may experience moderate to severe cramping while passing the pregnancy. In most cases ibuprofen (Motrin/Advil/Midol), naproxen (Aleve) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) will alleviate the cramping. If medically appropriate, we will also give you a prescription for a stronger pain reliever, such as Tylenol with codeine for additional pain relief.
The only way to know if the abortion was successful is to return for your follow-up visit 1-2 weeks later. In our experience, it is possible to have heavy bleeding and cramping and pass clots, yet still be pregnant. In very rare cases, the pregnancy can continue to grow and progress after taking the ‘abortion pill’. This is why it is so important to return within a few weeks of your procedure.
In a small percentage of cases, the medication abortion does not successfully cause a miscarriage. In these cases, the patient will require additional medications and medical treatment or a surgical abortion. Any additional care is covered by your initial payment provided that you return for evaluation and treatment in a timely manner.
You should not exercise after taking the pill until you return for you follow-up visit. The clinician will advise you at that time when you can resume physical activity.
Most often you can go back to your regular activities within a week of your procedure. Strenuous exercise can sometimes increase the amount of bleeding and cramping that you experience. If you notice an increase in your bleeding or cramping after exercising you may want to decrease your activity for a few days. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or concerns. If at any point you fully soak a maxi-pad in one hour or less you should call us right away. We have a 24-hour call service in case of emergent concerns or questions.
In some cases patients can have period like bleeding for up to 2 to 3 weeks after taking the abortion pill. Bleeding can range from very light spotting to a flow heavier than a normal period. If you ever fully soak one pad in an hour or less, or if you have any questions about what is normal after your abortion, you can always call our office. We have a 24-hour on-call service in case of emergent questions and concerns.
You should not use tampons for two weeks after taking the abortion pill. Sanitary napkins should be used to decrease the possibility of infection and help you to monitor how much bleeding you are having more closely.
The abortion pill is fairly effective, failing about 2% to 8% of the time. This means that 5 to 8 out of every 100 woman who take the abortion pill will need additional medications, medical treatment and/or a surgical procedure to complete the abortion. This is why it is so important for you to return for your follow up visit after taking the medication.
You will take the Mifeprex in our office on ‘day one’ after having an exam, ultrasound, lab work and signing consents. You can go to work, school or make other plans that day, it is very rare that you would start to bleed or pass the pregnancy after taking the first medicine alone. You should make arrangements to be at home on ‘day two’ for at least 24 hours after taking the Cytotec (the second medication). The bleeding and cramping is moderate to heavy for most women and you should not be at school or work while you are passing the pregnancy. In most cases you can return to your regular obligations and activities the following day.
By consenting to take the abortion pill at FPA, you also commit to returning to our office for your follow-up appointment. If you know that you are unable to return to see us, you should not take the abortion pill with us. In order to confirm that the abortion is complete, it is necessary for us to do an ultrasound. The abortion pill procedure is not 100% effective. If the abortion is not complete, only FPA can provide you with the additional medications or services needed to complete it. Home pregnancy tests can remain positive for over a month in some cases.