Out-of-Province patients, patients covered by University Health Insurance Plan (UHIP), Interim Federal Health Plan (IFHP) or private insurance may have the fees reimbursed in part or in full by their relevant Plans.
- 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.
- Pregnancy Options, a website that covers equally the options of parenting, adoption or abortion and offers interactive tools so that you can discover for yourself which option feels right for you.
- For those more comfortable with talking to a person, you can call Backline at 888-493-0092 and speak with a trained counselor and work through all of your options in detail.
However, your stay at the Cabbagetown Women’s Clinic will be between three and five hours as it also includes filling out documents, various tests (blood and urine), an ultrasound exam and counseling concerning birth control, the abortion procedure, post-procedure medications and recovery. After the procedure there is also an in-clinic recovery period of 20-60 minutes or as needed.
- lift anything over 15 lbs.
- engage in strenuous exercise.
- have intercourse, use tampons or cleanse yourself using a douche.
- go swimming or take a bath (showers are okay).
- consume alcohol, aspirin or marijuana (which can prevent proper blood clotting)
The pregnancy hormones that are still in your body cause some women to experience engorgement of their breasts. Although this is completely normal, you can remedy this by wrapping your breasts in a large bandage or towel for a few days. Don’t touch or stimulate your nipples in any way, even by letting shower water fall on them because this could stimulate milk production.
Your normal menstrual cycle usually takes one or two months to restore itself. However, since it is possible that you could ovulate any time after your abortion, birth control will still be required in order to prevent pregnancy. A condom, or secondary method of birth control is recommend for the first month only if you are using birth control pills as your primary contraception method.
To book an appointment, please have the following information available:
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.