Fourways Abortion Clinic | Women’s Clinic Fourways Sandton

Fourways Sandton Women’s Clinic is a well-known abortion Clinic in Sandton that provides safe abortion services. When it comes to abortion, it is important to find the nearest abortion clinic to avoid any complications that may arise from traveling long distances. Fourways Abortion Clinic is conveniently located in 11 Ruby Cl, Witkoppen, Sandton, 2068  and is easily accessible to patients from nearby areas.

Consultation

Our doctor will review your stage of pregnancy, medical history, previous pregnancies and use of contraception. The abortion procedure and its possible risks are explained along with the different methods of contraception.

Counselling

All patients are required by law to go through mandatory pre-abortion counselling before the procedure. There is a subsequent waiting period of 48 hours before you can return back to terminate your pregnancy.

Abortion Process Fourways Sandton

Abortion is carried out either by medical abortion (up to 9 weeks* of pregnancy) or surgical abortion (8 to 12 weeks* of pregnancy). The entire procedure usually takes about 90 minutes.

If you decide to have an abortion, you’ll need to sign a consent form before the procedure.

Post-Abortion Follow-Up Appointments

You’ll need to return for a review appointment two weeks after the abortion. There will also be mandatory post-abortion counselling. We understand that choosing to undergo an abortion is not an easy decision. We are always available to support you through your physical and emotional recovery

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Medical Abortion Fourways Sandton

Medical abortion is performed on women who are up to 9 weeks* pregnant. It is a procedure that uses medication to end an unwanted pregnancy and does not require surgery, anaesthesia or hospitalisation.

The abortion pills used for medical abortion are approved for use in Fourways Sandton. The first medicine, Mifepristone, ends the pregnancy by blocking the hormone, progesterone. Without progesterone, the lining of the uterus breaks down and the pregnancy cannot continue.

The second medicine, Misoprostol, makes the womb contract, causing cramping, bleeding and the loss of pregnancy, similar to a miscarriage.
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Before the Medical Abortion

 

You need to undergo Abortion Counselling and have a 48-hour waiting period before going for the abortion, according to the Termination of Pregnancy Regulations.

Your pregnancy should be less than 63 days after the first day of the last menstrual period (9 weeks’ gestation). You must adhere strictly to the clinic’s protocol to prevent failure or complications.

Arrange to have someone with you at home as the abortion timings vary for individuals. Most women pass the pregnancy within 4 hours.

The Medical Abortion Procedure Fourways Sandton

The Medical Abortion Procedure Fourways Sandton

For pregnancies up to 9 weeks’ gestation, patients will take the first medicine Mifepristone in the clinic. The second medicine, Misoprostol, is taken either at home or in the clinic 2 days later.

Misoprostol (the second medication) tablets are placed in the vagina or between the cheek and gum. After 1 to 2 hours, you’ll experience strong, painful cramps and heavy bleeding. Bleeding and pain are often the greatest when the pregnancy is being expelled. You’ll be given painkillers to help you manage the pain.

Most women pass the pregnancy within 4 hours – timings vary for individuals. Almost all women miscarry within a few days.

In case of emergencies or if you did not bleed within 24 hours of taking Misoprostol, contact the clinic for advice.

After the Medical Abortion

You’ll be given some antibiotics to take, pain medicine with instructions and advice on how to care for yourself. Use sanitary towels to monitor your bleeding during early medical/abortion pill treatment.

You will experience the following symptoms:
  • Nausea or vomiting after taking Mifepristone: If you vomit within 1 hour of taking it, you may need to take the pill again. If you think you may have miscarried between taking the mifepristone and misoprostol, contact the clinic.
  • Heavy bleeding: Once the pregnancy passes, the amount of bleeding and cramping should noticeably reduce and you’ll experience light bleeding for about two weeks, even up to your next period.
  • Large blood clots and pregnancy tissue: The blood clots may be as big as a lemon. For pregnancy under 8 weeks*, the white and fluffy pregnancy sac with brown-red tissue may be visible. The pregnancy tissue is larger and more recognisable at higher gestations.
  • Occasional cramping: Cramping will happen for about a week. This is easily managed with mild painkillers.
  • Fetus shape: A 9-week fetus is about the size of an olive and you may recognise its shape. If you are worried about what you may see when the abortion happens, please discuss this with the clinic.

Seek medical attention if you have the following symptoms:
  • Unpleasant vaginal discharge
  • High temperature
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Excessive bleeding beyond three weeks
  • A delayed period beyond eight weeks
  • A short episode of pain with a gush of blood or a clot several weeks after the abortion

We understand that abortion is not an easy procedure. We are always available to support you through your physical and emotional recovery.
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Contact Fourways Women’s Clinic

Call Or WhatsApp Number 0791653574

Email: admin@womensclinicjoburg.co.za

Fourways Clinic Address

11 Ruby Cl, Witkoppen, Sandton, 2068

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