Cabbagetown Women’s Clinic Abortion Services

Cabbagetown Women’s Clinic performs therapeutic abortion services by the following methods:

Dilation and Curettage (D & C) Abortion:

This abortion procedure is performed on patients from 5-14 weeks into their pregnancy. Prior to the abortion, an ultrasound is performed to determine the gestational age. The procedure is done with conscious sedation (I.V. and local freezing). The procedure takes approximately 5-10 minutes. Recovery time can vary from 15 minutes to half an hour.

Dilation and Evacuation (D & E) Abortion:

This abortion procedure is performed on patients from 15 – 24 weeks into their pregnancy. Patients who are between 15 to 19 weeks gestation will need to come for 2 consecutive days. 1st day will be laminaria insertion and the procedure will be performed the next day. Patients who are over 19 weeks up to 24 weeks will need to come for 3 consecutive days. The 1st and 2nd days are for laminaria insertions, and the procedure will be done on the 3rd day. The procedure is done with conscious sedation (I.V. and local freezing). The procedure takes approximately 15 – 20 minutes. Recovery time is any where from half an hour to an hour.