A: The following is the sequence of events once you come for your appointment:
- A female staff member will meet you at the front porch of the clinic. For security reasons, she will ask for an ID/OHIP card to ensure that you have an appointment with the clinic.
- The staff is there to ensure patients are not misled to the adjacent building (Aids to Women) who are a pro-life affiliate.
- Patients will be instructed to fill out medical forms. (i.e. medical history, allergies, etc.)
- A counselor will meet each patient in a separate room to explain the procedure. and to address their concerns and answer their questions.
- The doctor will then see each patient after counseling to perform an ultrasound.
- A nurse will prep the patient for the procedure.
- Expect to be in the clinic for approximately 2-3 hours.
- Birth control teaching, post-op instruction and care, etc.
- Following the procedure, patients can contact the clinic for follow-up care or can see their own physician.
- The patient is brought to the Recovery room to be monitored by the nurse for bleeding, cramping, vital signs (i.e. blood pressure, pulse, etc.)
- The nurse will provide information regarding the requirements for the recovery period, birth control, follow-up care, etc.
- The patient has the opportunity to have their concerns and/or questions addressed by the nurse.
- Once the patient has recovered and the above items have been addressed, they are discharged and can go home.
Q: Is the procedure painful?
A: You may experience slight cramping discomfort during the procedure. We try our best to minimize the discomfort by administering adequate local freezing and to provide patients with sufficient pain medication.Top
Q: Is there any danger in having an abortion?
A: There are always risks associated with any kind of medical surgery. There are different factors contributing to the risk of a procedure, such as pre-existing medical conditions, medication/s patients is/are prescribed, the position of the placenta (previa), previous child birth history (c-section), etc.Top
Q: What are the choices for a woman if she's pregnant?
A: When a woman is pregnant, she has 3 options. First, she has the choice to continue her pregnancy and care for the child. Second, she has the choice to continue her pregnancy and arrange for an adoption. Third, she has the choice to terminate her pregnancy.Top
Q: How long will the procedure take?
A: The length of the procedure depends on the gestational week of the patient during the termination of the pregnancy. It can range from between five minutes to half an hour.Top
Q: How do I book and appointment?
A: Click contact us to proceed to the appointment booking information.
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- 1. The first day of last menstrual period.
- 2. The type and date of pregnancy test done (i.e. urine, blood, ultrasound).
- 3. Health and medical history (malignant hyperthermia, HIV, etc.).
- 4. Any prescription or over-the-counter medication presently taking.
- 5. Allergies to any medication/s.