Queens Blog


September 1, 2018

What will happen if you do an abortion with pillls after the first 10 weeks?

Patients often ask about mailing the abortion pill (Mifiprex) to them for use at home. This can be dangerous. Before taking the pill the physician must first determine:

1-that you are pregnant
2-that the length of your pregnancy is within the limits of safety for the use of the abortion pill.

If you take the abortion pill and you are too far along in your pregnancy, you subject yourself to the danger of severe hemorrhage.

That can be life threatening. See the article below from a study done by the Royal College of Obstetricians and gynecologists.

Medical abortion has been shown to be effective through the first trimester (12 weeks) and has been successfully used during the second trimester. (13)

In 2004, “The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists evidence-based clinical guidelines stated that the medical regimen using Mifepristone in combination with Misoprostol would be a safe and effective alternative to surgery for women undergoing abortion at 9-13 weeks’ gestation. (20)

If you have been pregnant for longer than 12 weeks and do a medical abortion anyway, the medicines still work and cause an abortion. However, the risk of complications increases and it is more likely that you will need to receive treatment from a doctor afterwards (See the table below on complications to determine the exact amounts of increased risk). Therefore, it is strongly advised that the pills are taken in the waiting room of a hospital or in a cafe very close to a hospital. In that case, should you need urgent medical attention, you will be nearby. The symptoms are exactly the same as a miscarriage. If you need emergency care in a hospital, it is important to tell the doctors you had a miscarriage, as women can be prosecuted for having an abortion. The symptoms and treatment are the same.

Realize also that you will lose a lot of tissue and blood, but also a foetus (the size depends on the duration of the pregnancy), which can be recognized as such. It can be quite distressing to see. If you have no other means, doing the medical abortion is still much safer than dangerous methods for causing an abortion, such as inserting sharp objects into the vagina, ingesting toxic chemicals such as bleach, or punching the abdomen. You should never use these dangerous methods!

In summation. your life and safety and comfort count more than anything else in this world.

If you think that you are pregnant and you wish to terminate your pregnancy, schedule an appointment in order to be evaluated at our facility by one of our expert gynecologists, who, with you , will determine the best and safest method that should be employed in order to terminate your pregnancy.


Free abortion!!!!

In the state of New York, most abortions are virtually free. If you have Medicaid you are covered. If you have insurance, you are basically covered by most providers. If you do not have either of those options, there are sources that will pay for the service if you qualify for financial need. Please call for more information 866-340-1943


Irregular vaginal bleeding

Below is a list of most of the major causes of irregular vaginal bleeding. If you experience even one episode of irregular vaginal bleeding, you must make an appointment to be fully evaluated in order to rule out the most serious causes of irregular bleeding and, more importantly, to catch and treat any serious aliment that may be discovered before it becomes untreatable.

Our staff of gynecologists and nurse practitioners is fully skilled and equipped to diagnose any of the causes of irregular bleeding and to take the appropriate steps necessary to make sure that you receive the best care and treatment for the problem. Please call and make an appointment as soon as possible.
1-Endocrine system factors-peri-menaupause, vaginal atrophy, Stein Leventhal syndrome, hyperthyroidism or hypothyroidism, endometriosis etc
2-Pregnancy-miscarriage, placental abruption, placenta previa, irritation in the vaginal canal, placenta accrete and increta, ectopic pregnancy
3-Medical- bleeding dyscrasia(for example thrombocytopenia or VonWillebrand disease), that is an abnormal clotting process; kidney or liver disease; celiac disease
4-Physical trauma-lesions on the vulva or in the vagina or the cervix or uterous from sexual intercourse, foreign objects etc.
5 Hiatrogenic-physician caused trauma; IUD; Post surgery; medications with anti coagulative properties; changing or stopping Birth control pills.
6-Cancers and precancerous lesions of the uterous, cervix, ovary, vagina, Vulva, fallopian tube.
7-Non cancerous growths-For example uterine polyps or fibroids or adenomyosis.
8-Infections of the reproductive tract-for example Pelvic Inflammatory disease, clamydiatrachomatis, gonorrhea, cervicitis, endometritus, vagnitis, urea plasma vaginitis, vaginosis.

The important message to recognize is that if irregular vaginal bleeding occurs, you need to make an appointment in order to be fully evaluated so that any serious condition can be dealt with before it becomes untreatable.


Be Wary of Crisis Pregnancy Centers

Be very careful and very selective when choosing an abortion center.

All Women's Health Facilities have been available in New York and Florida for over 45 years and our safety record is far and away the best, because safety and comfort are and always have been our first two concerns.

Notwithstanding the above, If for some reason you are considering another facility, make sure that they are a "true abortion center" and not a facade where they draw you in the door under false pretenses, and then intimidate you and pressure you into changing your mind about abortion.

I am sure that you have not made this decision lightly and have considered all the options and made your own intelligent decision. If you have any questions, we can answer them for you in a gentle and professional manner. You don't need to be bullied in one direction or the other.

To make sure you’re working with a legitimately licensed, reputable provider, check that they’re listed in the directory offered by the National Abortion Federation.


Post-Operative Exam

After your post-operative exam, we would like to offer you the opportunity to participate in our Preventative Medicine Program, the purpose of which is to prevent diseases and problems before they happen.

Just a physical exam, including but not limited to breast exam, Pap smear and laboratory studies, can uncover simple problems easily fixed that could have created devastating conditions if left unattended.

Furthermore, to insure a healthy and wholesome life style, you must be informed about dietary considerations and an exercise program.

Looking forward to helping you achieve a healthy and fulfilling life style.