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Law requires women seeking an abortion to receive state mandated information
at least 24 hours before their abortion. Due to this 24-hour waiting
period, you will need to schedule 2 appointments.
At your first visit:
You will complete medical history forms and receive a copy of the Alabama
Resource Directory and the Did You Know booklet. We are required to provide
a copy for you to view however; you are not required to take this material
home. You may choose to view the Did You Know video instead. You will
have an opportunity to talk with a staff member to discuss your needs
We will also perform a pregnancy test, ultrasound and lab work at this
visit. This visit takes less than one hour.
There is a $100.00 fee required today and it WILL be applied toward
your fee. We accept cash, debit card, money order, Visa, MasterCard or
American Express. We do not accept personal checks.
The Day of Your Abortion
We do require that you have someone to drive you home on this day, due
to the sedation. Dress in comfortable clothes with a light cover-up and
shoes that come off easily and a pair of socks. You may have a light
breakfast if you feel like eating. Be prepared to be at our office for
3-4 hours. Please do not bring small children with you on the surgery
Due to privacy and security reasons we do not allow the following: no
purses, cell phones, pagers, lighters or cigarettes are allowed.
Once you arrive at the clinic we will complete your admission process,
review your records and collect the balance of your fee.
Your vital signs will be assessed and pre-operative medications will
be given. You will receive a mild sedative and a medication to relieve
When you are in the procedure room, the doctor will perform a pelvic
exam, and then administer the local anesthetic. This medication is very
similar to what the dentist uses to numb the area. The uterus is emptied
by using gentle suctioning and generally takes 5-10 minutes. Some patients
experience cramps similar to menstrual cramps. For most women these cramps
are mild to moderate and only last a few minutes.
After the abortion, you will rest in our recovery area. The recovery
room attendant will discharge you to your driver, and you are free to
leave the clinic. Be sure to follow our aftercare instructions, take
all medications as directed and return for your follow-up.
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