Abortion by pills vs Traditional D&C

ABORTION BY PILLS

Benefits

  • No hospital admission is required
  • No risk of anesthesia complications Only thing required of you is to take the oral tablets as instructed
  • No instrument inserted in the uterus, hence less complications
  • Privacy Assurance-To carry out abortion,signature of the woman only is sufficient,If the woman is of age 18 years and above, regardless of marital status

Limitations

  • It is a safer approach when the duration of pregnancy is 45 days or less corresponding to within 15 days of missed periods

TRADITIONAL D&C-SURGICAL

Benefits

  • One day stay in hospital is mandatory
  • Inherent anesthesia risk present
  • You are required to undergo surgical procedure
  • Inherent risk of surgical instrumentation present
  • In case of hospitalization, due formalities need to be carried out

Limitations

  • Termination is permitted till 20 weeks , corresponding to 4.5 months of pregnancy,with due precaution and considering indications

A FEW SAFETY MEASURES BEFORE TAKING ABORTION PILLS
-Performing of basic blood investigations like-Hemoglobin, Blood Sugar, Urine analysis
-An ultrasonography to determine the duration and site of pregnancy is advisable
-A repeat ultrasonography after few days of taking the pills, to check whether the procedure is complete