Costa Mesa Abortion Services

We specialize in providing abortion services for women with an unplanned pregnancy in Costa Mesa, Orange County.

Such a crisis pregnancy is a very difficult time for a woman, and so she is best served by trained professionals with experience in dealing with such a sensitive situation. We provide counseling and the options available to deal with an unplanned conception.

Our abortion clinic offers surgical services for the first trimester and early second trimester, up to 17 weeks of pregnancy gestation. The dilation and curettage procedure is provided in a safe and private procedure room in our clinics.

Abortion Providers Whittier, Norwalk, La Habra

An examination, ultrasonography, and blood work will be performed prior to the surgical evacuation. You will meet our doctor for consultation, and the process will be explained and reviewed. Any questions you may have will be answered thoroughly at that time.

If you choose to proceed with elective abortion, a medication will be given to you to facilitate the dilation of the cervix. Antibiotics will be given to minimize the risk of infection prior to the surgical evacuation. Since local anesthesia carries a lower risk than general anesthesia (going to sleep), a local anesthetic is given prior to the procedure. Our fee is inclusive of all these services.

The actual dilation and evacuation of the pregnancy only usually takes about 20 minutes. However, you should expect to be in the clinic for a few hours. The reason is that the medications you will be given take a while to take effect prior to the procedure. These medicines are given in order to minimize the risks of the procedure.

We also offer the abortion pill, Mifepristone. It is available for anyone that wants to avoid the surgery, but is only an option in the early part of the first trimester, prior to 10 weeks. If the pregnancy is early enough, this is often an easier and in some ways safer option to end the conception by causing a miscarriage.

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We are a community women’s clinic and abortion center that provides low cost, affordable reproductive health care for the women of Southern California, located in Santa Ana, Orange County.

Surgical Abortion FAQ

The cost depends on the age of the conception. It is lowest whenever it is less than 9 weeks of pregnancy (up to 9 weeks from the first day of the last menstrual period). After that, the cost increases for each additional week. It is best to call us at 714-966-9094 to get a more exact cost. On the day of your visit we will have to perform an ultrasound to determine the exact age of the conception. The fee is all inclusive, and includes the cost of blood work, medications administered during the procedure, ultrasound examination, local anesthesia, as well as post operative follow up visit.

As with any surgery, it does carry some risk. Although terminations are usually very safe, there is a small risk of infection, bleeding, uterine perforation, blood transfusion, hospitalization, hysterectomy, sterility, or even death. However, the risks of such events are low, and in experienced hands are very low. Such risks must be weighed against the risks of continuing the conception, which carries risks that are similar or higher in likelihood. The risks for the pill are less, which is the reason we recommend it over the surgery if you are early enough and a candidate to take it.

The answer is possibly, although highly unlikely. If one of the above complications occurr, there is an increased likelihood of infertility in the future. However, since such events are rare, the likelihood of future infertility is also rare

In most cases, mild cramps and slight vaginal bleeding is the extent of all that is expected afterwards. Some discomfort and cramping is normal, as is some bleeding. The bleeding usually lightens significantly or ceases within 2-3 weeks. If the bleeding is heavier than a period, or lasts longer than 3 weeks, you should seek an evaluation by us. If the pain is severe, or you notice heavy discharge or fevers or chills, contact us.

The typical options include general and local anesthesia. General anesthesia presents a higher risk of death, aspiration pneumonia, uterine perforation, and vaginal bleeding. Therefore, for safety reasons, we do not offer general anesthesia. We have found that local anesthesia is safer and provides adequate pain relief during the process. Local anesthesia is sometimes combined with a mild sedative / tranquilizer, and provides adequate pain relief.

It is best to be accompanied by another adult, and ideally to have that adult be able to drive you. We do not recommend that you drive, walk home, or take the bus by yourself.

You may have someone accompany you while in the waiting lobby. However, we request that only one support person accompany each patient. Also, both for safety as well as confidentiality reasons, non-patients are not permitted in the recovery area or procedure room.

The actual surgical procedure takes no more than 30 minutes. However, preparing you for the procedure takes much longer, since a history and exam must be performed, as well as paperwork, blood work, an ultrasound, and time to observe you afterwards. The bulk of the time spent is allowing the pre-operative medications, including antibiotics and those that prepare the uterus to take effect. All together, plan on spending at least 5-6 hours at our medical clinic if you plan to have the surgical procedure.

A follow up visit is always recommended between 3 to 4 weeks later. This is necessary to ensure that it was successful, as well as to address any problems that may have arisen. Occasionally, some pregnancy tissue may have been retained, and this needs to be evacuated. Therefore, a follow up visit at our medical clinic is very important to ensure that the unplanned pregnancy has completely resolved without any problems.

Although we welcome walk-in patients and try to accommodate them as much as possible, we cannot guarantee that they will be seen that day. Therefore, it is highly recommended that you obtain an appointment.

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